Staff Nurse Band 5

Job Description

Main area: Elderly Admissions Unit

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.


Do you have a genuine interest in elderly care? If so, we would welcome your application.

Ward 9 are looking for friendly, motivated individuals with an interest in elderly care to join our team.

All posts are permanent contracts and there are full and part time hours available. Posts will be internal rotation between day/night duty.

ward 9 is an acute elderly admissions unit which admits patients directly from the emergency department. However, we can also accept transfers of older patients from other areas requiring acute care within Northumbria.

We have a strong work ethos in relation to patient centred care and multi-disciplinary team working. Patients can be discharged home from our ward due to this. However, patients requiring on-going care, can be transferred to one of our base site wards within Northumbria.

Flexible hours will be considered to promote family friendly working and will be discussed at interview.