Staff Nurse - Oral Surgery

Band 5

Main area
Surgery and Anesthetics
Band 5
Part Time 30 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
28/02/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

An opportunity has arisen for you to join our dynamic and friendly Oral Surgery Outpatient Department. This post is based predominantly at Blackburn but you will be required to cross sites as needed. We are a patient focused service and a dedicated team that offer a variety of treatments and procedures including caring for patients with  Head and Neck Cancer. The candidate will be required to take on board new skills and knowledge, and have a sensitive approach towards, patients, staff, visitors and colleagues. You will be expected to use your own initiative and work alongside the existing team members, including our medical team. If you are motivated and enthusiastic, then we are looking for you.

 Dental Nurse training and a special interest in wound care would be an advantage.

General duties will include chaperoning patients during clinic consultations and treatments.

Preparing theatre for Minor Operation sessions and assisting the operator.

Undertake wound care and removal of sutures and dressings.

Preparing clinic rooms and house-keeping duties

Acting as a co-ordinator on the arrival of patients to the department

Liaising with other specialist teams, wards and departments, as required

We require a motivated, enthusiastic person who will be sensitive and caring

Have good I.T, numeracy and literacy skills

Able to work on own initiative, as well as in a team

Willing to work flexible hours and to work across sites, as the service dictates.

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Angela DiVito - 01254 732874