• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

Our Nursing information events are designed to help you get answers to all your questions, whether you are a  Registered Nurse, Student Nurse or Nurse   returning to practice .

Saturday 9 October 10am, MS Teams – Interviews will take place the following week

We will cover roles in our Adult inpatient wards, Community Services, Emergency Department and Theatres. 

You can:

  • ask our friendly Senior Nurses and Newly Qualified Nurses what it is like to be a nurse at HDFT;
  • hear about the training and development opportunities we have, including our 2-year Preceptorship programme;
  • find out about the range of roles on offer at Harrogate District Hospital.
  • How to book

    If you would like to attend the event and book an interview, please complete the application form. Your interview time and date will be confirmed by email.

    If you would prefer to attend the  online event  first and apply later, then please book your place in advance via email , [email protected] .

    Main duties of the job

    As a Trust we offer our Registered Nurses:

  • Highly recommended two-year Preceptorship Programme
  • First year of NMC fees paid
  • Access to clinical skills training in our Clinical Skills Lab and personal development courses
  • First Line Leadership programme to help develop your leadership skills
  • 4 weeks supernumerary 
  • Mentor system to ensure you feel supported in your new role
  • Band 6 and 7 development posts
  • Support and guidance with revalidation
  • To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust follow us on Facebook: ‘Team HDFT jobs – Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’ and Twitter: @HDFT_Careers.

    Working for our organisation

    At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide ‘outstanding’ care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development. 

  • An inclusive and supportive culture – our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing – we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits – We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    We are recruiting to Registered Nurse roles on our Medical and Surgical adult in-patient wards, Theatres, Community Nursing teams and the Emergency Department. If you would like to find out about other nursing roles available at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust please contact [email protected] 

    Registered Nurse job summery

    1) To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and to provide nursing care for patients. This requires detailed knowledge of equipment and specialised information on procedures undertaken in the clinical environment.

    2) In consultation with senior staff, the post holder will help plan, co-ordinate, implement, and evaluate care for patients.

    3) Maintain standards in accordance with ward /Trust policies and procedures and NMC code of conduct

    4) Maintain a safe working environment, being aware of the necessity to comply with Health & Safety regulations and the Environmental Health Act, and to attend mandatory training courses.

    5) Maintain safe custody of all drugs and medicines and when trained demonstrate the manipulation, dexterity and co-ordination of IV drugs.

    6) To work unsupervised at times, using ward Protocols and Policies.

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register or working towards registration
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Pre-registration clinical experience
  • Desirable criteria

  • Post registration clinical experience
  • We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

    We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, physical or mental health condition, addiction or other healthcare need.

    We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

    Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates, as the employing body will, in those circumstances, be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test requirements, as required by UKVI. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates, on their application.

    All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

    HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

    In submitting an application form, you automatically authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, should you be appointed.

    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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