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Job summary

Main area
Neurosciences & Spinal Care services
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
The James Cook University Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
28/10/2021 23:59

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

Staff Nurse (Neurosurgical HDU)

Band 5

Job overview

37.5 hours per week

Within collaborative (covering maternity leave on the department for 12 months)

Neurosciences Services have an exciting full time position within Neuro High Dependency.

We are a dynamic sub-regional service, offering critical care competency based training for Neurosurgical High Dependency care. This is a busy service area, which takes pride in delivering high quality patient centred care and innovative practice.

Main duties of the job

We would welcome applicants with relevant experience, however full training will be given so experience is not essential. You will be supported by a well-developed preceptorship package and staff nurses will complete the nationally developed Critical Care Competency package to support individual and team development.

Personal and professional development is encouraged and the environment is conducive to learning with opportunities for personal development. 

This vacancy will close once sufficient applications have been received.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills.  You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to;-

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Working for our organisation

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size. It provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracics, vascular surgery and cancer services. It has 1,024 beds, a 24-hour acute admissions unit and an emergency department which houses the major trauma centre for Durham, East Cleveland, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire and has its own helipad.  In 2012 the Middlesbrough hospital completed a £35 million redevelopment of its cancer services and is now proud to provide some of the best facilities in Europe.  The James Cook University Hospital has a modern, central operating suite containing 20 well-equipped theatres and a 16-bedded intensive care unit. There is also an Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation on site, embracing postgraduate medical education, undergraduate teaching centre, nurse training school, the school of radiography and library facilities.

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton is an essential part of our organisation and an important point of delivery for the community.  It is one of the smallest district general hospitals in the country and has 189 inpatient beds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the ‘about this job’ link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Diploma in Nursing or healthcare degree or equivalent experience
  • Current NMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Recognisable teaching qualification


Essential criteria
  • Experience working within an acute or community setting
  • Ability to work within the boundaries of the NMC Code of Professional conduct.
  • Experience of Multi-disciplinary working
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Diane Hodgson
Job title
Neurosurgical HDU Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01642 854524

If you have problems applying, contact

The Murray Building
The James Cook University Hospital
Marton Road
01642 850850, Ext.
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