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Enhanced Recovery Support

Band 3

Main area
Surgical and Anaesthetics Services
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 07:15 - 15:15)
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Across East Lancashire Sites
Across East Lancashire Sites
£21,730 - £23,177 per annum
Salary period
06/02/2023 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 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

At ELHT we are proud to provide an Enhanced Recovery Programme for elective patients within eight surgical specialities and across two hospital sites. Working to improve the pathway of our high risk group of patients having emergency abdominal surgery.  To enable us to achieve this we constantly need to collect and analyse data, giving us the evidence we need to move our project forward.

Main duties of the job

General duties will include:

  • To support, advise and educate staff, patients, families and carers on aspects of the Enhanced Recovery Programme.
  • To work with key stakeholders to support Enhanced Recovery Programme.
  • To encourage early mobilisation post operatively, showing patients how to use mobility aids if required.
  • To promote patient independence. Supporting wards supporting patient care.
  • To assist in removal of some invasive devices agreed with ERP lead, as per post operative plan.
  • To give advice on reintroduction of diet following surge
  • To manage and collect a wide range of process data, patient satisfaction data and any re-operations or postoperative complications from ERP patients and input data in accordance with programme systems.
  • To assist the ERP Lead in preparing the ERP agenda
  • To design, maintain and update programme resources, records and databases
  • To act as the first point of contact for the programme as required
  • To provide comprehensive clerical support to the programme
  • To resolve day to day issues and problems in liaison with the ERP Clinical Lead and ERP Nurse Practitioner
  • To analyse the data and generate user friendly reports for monthly operational group meetings and divisional business meetings
  • To support the collection of data from patients undergoing emergency major abdominal procedures and liaise with Clinical Audit Facilitators to ensure mandatory audit data is complete.
  • To support the ERP lead in the quality improvement project being implemented for emergency patients.

Working for our organisation

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, approachable, flexible and dedicated staff member to join our Enhanced Recovery team.  You should be an organised, conscientious, caring person who can approach patients not only to collect information but to support their understanding of the enhanced recovery programme and encourage them in their progress.  We are looking for someone self-motivated and willing to learn and we will provide training and ongoing self-development making this an excellent opportunity for the correct candidate.

This is a full time (37.5hr per week), hours are to be worked Monday to Friday between 07:00- 17:00 with flexibility allowed but with service needs a priority.  There will also be a need to travel between Royal Blackburn hospital and Burnley General Hospital and work on both sites.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for more information regarding this vacancy 

Person specification

Clinical skills

Essential criteria
  • Venepuncture
  • Observations
  • ECG trained
  • 6 month caring experience
  • Basic numeracy & literacy skills
  • NVQ II in care or equivalent
  • Demonstrate ability to absorb training and carry out duties in accordance with procedures.
  • Proven ability to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge.
  • Proven ability to use own initiative and work without close supervision.
  • Friendly and caring manner – demonstrate ability in dealing sympathetically and sensitively with people.
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential.
  • Willing to adapt to the changing needs of the service.
  • Proven ability to work in a team, be supportive of team members.
Desirable criteria
  • Cannulation
  • Surgical experience
  • NVQ III in care
  • Self-motivated.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Caroline Aherne
Job title
Lead Enhanced Care
Email address
Telephone number
01254 732978