Clinical Roles

Surgical & Anaesthetic Services Division

The Surgical Division sees and treats acute and elective patients at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

We are made up of:

  • General and Specialist Surgery (Upper GI, Colorectal, Urology, Breast, Plastics)
  • Head and Neck (ENT, Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial)
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Theatres
  • Anaesthetics
  • Critical Care; and
  • Chronic Pain services.

We provide Endoscopy services across both sites and host the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme on behalf of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust.


  • Critical care services, emergency surgical, complex surgery and paediatric surgical services will be provided at CRH
  • Planned surgery and care will be provided at HRI.
  • Patients who do not require acute clinical care but do require extra support whilst arrangements are made to meet their future needs will be cared for at HRI.

Medical Division (inc A&E)

The Medical division is responsible for delivering a combination of elective and non-elective care to our patients through our four directorates:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Emergency Care
  • Medical Specialties; and
  • Integrated Medical Specialties.

We are also supported by our Divisional Finance Team

We are based across both the HRI and CRH sites with our management team based primarily on Old Ward 10 at CRH.

  • Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital will both provide 24/7 consultant-led A&E services.
  • The A&E at CRH will receive all blue light emergency ambulances for patients that have serious life-threatening conditions (working closely with Yorkshire Ambulance Service).
  • The A&E at HRI will receive self-presenting patients. Patients requiring acute inpatient admission who present at HRI will be transferred by ambulance from HRI to CRH.
  • CRH and HRI hospitals will both provide medically led 24/7 urgent care.
  • Acarcute inpatient medical e will be provided at CRH.
  • Development of out of hospital care to enable patients to be cared for in the community when appropriate.

Families & Specialist Services Division

The Families & Specialist Services division is made up of the following directorates:

  • Childrens
  • Outpatients and Records
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Womens

We are also supported by our Divisional Finance Team.

We are based across both the CRH and HRI sites with our management team based between the FSS offices at CRH and the DATS offices at HRI.

Clinical Apprenticeships

Clinical – Clinical apprenticeships are predominantly for those staff working in clinical areas and/or are patient facing and hands on in the delivery of patient care. Typical roles include:

  • Health care assistant
  • Therapy assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiology Assistant

This programme is delivered by our inhouse Ofsted rated ‘Good’ Apprenticeship team and takes 15-18 months to complete.

Entry Requirements: Age 18+, Grade A-C English and Maths

Community Services

What we do

  • Community nurses deliver care to predominantly housebound patients within their own home.
  • Deliver care to patients in residential homes
  • Complex Care delivery
  • Liaise with other key members of the multi disciplinary team
  • Maximise health and wellbeing by encouraging patients to remain independent

Services Offered

  • Catheter / Bowel Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Complex Wound Care
  • OPAT
  • Diabetes
  • Medicines Management
  • Pressure Ulcers Managerment

Queen’s/King's Nurse

  • Available to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.
  • Supports leadership, innovation and best practice in order to improve care for people and their families.
  • Minimum of 5 years community experience and be a registered nurse
  • Rigorous recruitment process
  • Currently 3 QNs in CHFT
  • Not just an award for district nurses

Could you be the next Queen’s Nurse?

Development Opportunities 

  • Tissue viability
  • Catheter care
  • Palliative care
  • Band 6 DN progression (Band 5s only)
  • Community matron / Quest
  • Leadership and management

Contract types available


Defined guaranteed hours per week; this can be on a permanent or temporary basis, and either full time or part time hours.


No guarantee of hours, flexibility to pick shifts, no requirement to accept shifts or work a certain number of hours per week.

For both types of contract there are minimum training requirements based on role

Types of roles available

There are hundreds of different clinical roles at the Trust that broadly fall into the following categories:

  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Staff Nurse
  • Specialist Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • District Nurse
  • Supporting Registered Practitioners
  • Community Physiotherapist
  • Professional Clinical Support Worker
  • Specialist Clinical Support Worker
  • Clinical Support Worker
  • Community Nurse

For additional information on clinical roles click here

How to apply

All our vacancies can be found on the Trust Website, NHS Jobs and on @CHFTJobs Twitter. We are unable to accept paper application or CVs via email.

If you have any questions during the recruitment process, please contact