As a staff nurse, you could find yourself working in any number of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes or specialist clinics.

What all staff nurse jobs have in common is a requirement for caring, dedicated and knowledgeable nurses. 

There’s a huge need for nurses like you all around the country, so take a look at the roles here and let us know how we can help you find your next position.

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FAQs about being a Staff Nurse

  • Do you need qualifications to be a staff nurse?

    To work as a nurse, you need a degree in nursing and must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

    Nursing requires a high level of technical competence and clinical decision-making skills. To develop these, nurses spend half of their nursing degree on supervised placements in local hospital and community settings.

  • How much is a nurse paid per hour in the UK?

    The average salary for a staff nurse working within the NHS is £25,000. Privately, staff nurses can earn between £22 to £28 per hour.

  • What band is a staff nurse in?

    A staff nurse is in band 5. Senior staff nurses are usually in band 6.

  • What are the shift patterns for a staff nurse?

    Shift patterns vary, but the traditional hours are:

    Early: 07:00 to 15:00

    Late: 13:00 to 21:00 

    Long day: 07:00 to 21:00

    Night: 21:00 to 07:00

  • Is there flexibility on the shift patterns?

    We’re able to agree unique shift patterns for our nurses at various hospitals. Call us to talk through the shift patterns you want and we’ll see if we can help.

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