Staff Nurses - Band 5

Date Posted: 8 days ago

Job Description

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT). The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us.

Job overview

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn & develop their skills, are a great team player & are motivated to work in a fast-paced environment. Our new team member will be a professional who truly understands the need for care, consideration & respect for our patients & relatives.

Main duties of the job

Our team is a prime example of team working in action. We are an enthusiastic team that is passionate about providing high-quality, patient-centred care and all of our nursing, medical & multi-disciplinary teams strive to support each other every day to achieve this. We have created an environment in which our staff respect & support one other & we have developed excellent links with our community respiratory teams, palliative care teams & local hospices.

Working for our organisation

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Whether you are a newly-qualified nurse, a return to practice nurse, seeking a new challenge or want to specialise in this area, we understand that starting a new role is a big step & we are committed to supporting you both during this transition & after. We offer all of our new colleagues an extended supernumery period & an excellent induction package to allow you to develop confidence in your new role. Our leadership team & ward-based educator will continue to support you in all aspects of your role from day-to-day care & management of patients to providing bespoke training packages for your continuing development.

As well as being supportive of one another, our team is friendly & approachable & will welcome you to join our team.

You will be fully-supported in your role by the leadership team, your colleagues & the ward multi-disciplinary team in order to provide the highest-quality care for patients

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you to show you what working with our brilliant team could mean for your future career. Please contact Sister Mel Brindle on 0161 778 2520 for an informal conversation about this post.

Interview dates are to be arranged once applications have been submitted. We look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence based clinical knowledge
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification


Essential criteria
  • IT skills
  • Excellent comunication skills

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. We value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge, and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of our local community. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

In applying for this post, you give the Trust permission to use your data for recruitment purposes.

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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.

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