Staff Nurse

Website NewcastleHosps Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Are you looking for a fast-paced and demanding but rewarding nursing career? Then look no further!

Ward 8 at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital is the regional centre of expertise for the dynamic and life-changing specialty of vascular surgery. We care for patients from all over the northern region with all forms of circulatory diseases, many of whom present with complex conditions such as:

  • Carotid stenosis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Abdominal aneurysms
  • Ischaemia
  • Complications due to diabetes and ulcerations
  • Ongoing complex wound management both at ward level and surgically

This exciting field of surgery is innovative, where we constantly pioneer new treatment techniques, and offer a unique blend of both surgical and medical nursing, which will appeal to confident, self-assured nurses looking for a role which offers high levels of job satisfaction with excellent opportunities for progression.

Wound management including debridement and complex dressing is a major part of the nursing role on Ward 8 and we are passionate about ensuring our nurses can autonomously carry out comprehensive patient assessment, whilst developing advanced clinical skills in a range of competencies; for example vacuum assisted closure (VAC), larvae therapy and compression bandaging.

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