Nursing careers

We place patient care at the centre of everything we do, ensuring we treat all patients respectfully, responsibly and passionately.

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“I am extremely proud of the care that is delivered within my areas of responsibility. Patients and their carers report good experiences while in our care and this is directly related to the dedication, commitment and compassion of the nurses that work within the directorate. Our staff survey reports that this is a great place to work. The organisation is committed to supporting and developing staff to reach their full potential and personal aspirations.”

– Tracy Campbell, Head of Nursing, Integrated Care Directorate

We believe Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is both small enough to treat its staff as individuals and to offer tailored training programmes, while being large and varied enough to provide a wide range of opportunities at all levels.

We have opportunities for care support workers in a variety of settings, both in our hospitals and the community. We run a preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses to ensure that all our staff are supported and continue to develop in their first registered nurse role. For more experienced staff we have opportunities to undertake rotational roles to gain experience across a range of wards and departments.

We currently have opportunities across a range of departments, including: community, stroke and rehabilitation, elderly care, respiratory, paediatrics and theatres. To explore all the current opportunities at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, please see NHS Jobs.

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Nursing career pathways

Care support worker – Band 2

Our care support workers are responsible for supporting patients in their everyday tasks, and work in both community and hospital settings. This role is an excellent entry point into nursing as you will gain practical experience while also studying for the Care Certificate.

Senior care support worker – Band 3

Senior care support workers are a vital part of our multidisciplinary teams, working closely with other staff to provide excellent care. Our senior care support worker roles are suitable for staff with greater experience as there are additional responsibilities and clinical duties.

Registered nurse – Band 5

Our registered nurses work across all our services including acute settings, the Outpatient Department and the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre. We offer a twelve month preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses, as well as rotational roles to allow our staff to develop skills and experience across different areas.

Sister/Charge Nurse – Band 6

Supporting the ward manager, the role of sister is focused on ensuring the highest standard of clinical care is provided on the ward. This role is an excellent opportunity to develop both clinical and managerial skills.

Ward manager/senior sister – Band 7

This is a key leadership position within the nursing team, with a focus on being a role model for compassion in care. This role is accountable for ensuring the highest standard of care is delivered. Ward managers and senior sisters will constantly promote patient safety, effective care and a positive patient experience at each stage of the patient’s journey.

Matron – Band 8a

The matron is a senior leader in the nursing team who is responsible for the clinical and managerial responsibility for a number of wards within a directorate. Understanding the local and national health agenda is paramount to this role to ensure services are developed and maintained to meet the changing demands of our patients.

Head of nursing

This role is a senior nursing role which has a directorate responsibility for governance, patient safety, patient experience and leadership. The head of nursing directly manages the matrons and a number of service leads. The role also has a corporate responsibility and leads on specific pieces of work on behalf of the directorate and the chief nurse.