Nurse recruitment

Do you pride yourself on your standard of nursing knowledge and skills? Can you demonstrate compassion in caring for patients? If so, we have vacancies in a variety of specialties and would like you to consider joining the team.

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is looking for Registered Nurses (Adult Branch) to help us deliver new ways of working and to develop our 'Safe and Sustainable Emergency Care Strategy'.

For more information on why you should join our nursing team please take a look at our nurse recruitment brochure.

For all City Hospitals Sunderland vacancies please visit our NHS Jobs page.

Our values

Excellence in Health, Putting People First

We aim to be the first choice of patients locally, regionally and in some cases nationally with a commitment to ensuring high quality care is provided.To support this quality we want to ensure that our workforce is the best in the healthcare industry. We adhere to the following values:

  • ensuring our care is high quality, safe and personal
  • enabling our staff to use their skills to treat patients in clean, comfortable surroundings to the highest quality, offering choice as widely as possible
  • encouraging our patients to come here for their care because we aim for excellence in everything we do - our first priority is our patients
  • setting high standards of behaviour and professionalism for all our staff

Nurse development

Working at City Hospitals Sunderland is both challenging and rewarding and we are committed to ensuring our nurses develop their full potential and are equipped with the skills to be able to deliver first class care to their patients.

Professional development

In order to ensure that that staff are fully aware of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities available, we have worked in partnership with our local education providers (Northumbria University and Sunderland University) over recent years to develop a collaborative approach to CPD.

Preceptorship Accredited Based Learning

City Hospitals Sunderland has delivered a Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses since 2001. It is based on the 6 core skills in Knowledge and Skills Framework and also on developing and improving the clinical skills required of a newly qualified staff nurse. This process was strengthened when the trust began to work collaboratively with both local universities.

The overall strategy for Preceptorship was reviewed and a CHS Accredited Preceptorship Handbook was developed in partnership with the Universities. We were first Trust to launch its accredited programme with Northumbria University in 2008. The CHS handbook was then used as a best practice example and starting point for other trusts who were considering going down this route. Successful candidates who do not have a degree can earn 20 credits at degree level upon completion of a structured portfolio of evidence and a 2,500 word essay reflecting on their progress during the 6 month Preceptorship period. All preceptees will be expected to complete a structured portfolio of evidence.

The AWBL Preceptorship Handbook is reviewed and updated each year in order to maintain currency. The current handbook has been restructured to provide comprehensive guidance to both the candidate (preceptee) and the supervisor (preceptor). The Practice Placement Facilitator and Preceptorship Co-ordinator continue to work collaboratively with the Lead for Preceptorship at Northumbria University and more recently Sunderland with regard to marking, moderation and submission processes.

Join City Hospitals Sunderland's Nurse Bank

NHS Professionals (NHSP) is the leading provider of managed flexible worker services to the NHS. More than 100,000 general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, administrative and other healthcare professionals have registered with our bank. NHSP services Acute, Mental Health and Community Trusts across England, along with Social Enterprises.

NHSP work in partnership with City Hospitals Sunderland managing the day to day temporary staffing bookings for the nurse bank.

If you are not currently a permanent member of staff at City Hospitals Sunderland and would like to join the bank in order to be able to work additional shifts at the Trust, then please apply on the NHS Professionals website, selecting ‘Nursing & Midwifery’ as your profession.

For more information please contact the NHS Professionals team at Sunderland Royal Hospital on 0191 569 9803.


If you would like an informal chat with regard to registered nursing opportunities at City Hospitals Sunderland, please do not hesitate to contact:

Andrea Stubbs, Lead Nurse

0191 5656256 Ext 42698

Dennis Little, Workforce Development & Education Manager

0191 5656256 ext 42060

Julie Mills, Matron for Emergency Care

0191 5656256

Vicky Bowmaker, Employee Services Manager

0191 5656256 ext 42591

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