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Nursing Assistant

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£21,730 - £23,177
Closing date
8 Sep 2022

Job Details

Fantastic opportunity to work at an 'Outstanding' mental health and disability NHS Trust

If you are caring and compassionate with a drive to improve the lives of the people we serve then we want to hear from you.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be motivated to engage and adapt to fast-changing patient presentations. You will be able to demonstrate skills in promoting good relationships and effective communication with children and young people, their relatives and carers, all members of the team, as well as multi-agency colleagues.

We will provide you with a comprehensive induction period and have access to ongoing clinical supervision and appraisal with development review that will provide you with support and the specialist skills required to meet the complete needs of the children and young people in your care.

You will be supported to undertake further training and development. There is opportunities to work towards a Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Diploma. Further training can also lead to B4 Associate Practitioner Posts as well opportunities to pursue financially supported Apprenticeships to achieve your Nursing Registration.

We have a range of full, part time and flexible opportunities across the footprint of CNTW. This includes:

  • Cumbria
  • Middlesborough
  • Newcastle
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Gateshead
  • Sunderland
  • South Tyneside

Main duties of the job  

The posts require a caring, responsive and nurturing workers with good communication skills. As a Nursing Assistant you will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and will be part of the ongoing assessment of care needs for patients.

Posts are available within inpatient and community settings across all age groups and specialities.

The post involves supporting the individual their families and carers to ensure their emotional mental and physical wellbeing needs are met.

Whilst having knowledge and experience of mental health care and learning disability services is desirable, having the right values and attitudes and the desire to work in a challenging but rewarding environment is essential.

Predominantly the posts sit within our inpatient settings, you would be required to do shift work spanning 7 days a weeks, rotating throughout the 24-hour period.

If any of these opportunities interest you then we would really like to hear from you. Informal discussions are most welcome, please get in touch!

About us We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Please note - this vacancy will close once an appropriate number of applications have been received.


Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £500 million and 8,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and north Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives including a dedicated website, Thrive - which promotes our supportive and inclusive approach to staff health and wellbeing, career development and benefits.  Find out more 

We have achieved the Better Health at Work award and Investors in People accreditation and we are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.



Find Us
0191 246 6800
St. Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
ne3 3xt

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