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Staff Nurse - Elective Centre

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Surgical and Anaesthetics Services
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Saturdays, long days and nights)
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Across East Lancashire Sites
Across East Lancashire Sites
£27,055 - £32,934 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

An exciting Staff Nurse opportunity has arisen offering the chance to be part of the Lancashire Elective Centre

Primarily based on the Burnley site you will be required to work flexibly to cover the needs of the service. This does include supporting the Trust’s winter pressure areas.

This unit covers all elective admissions to include an infusion suite, Day surgery unit with an inpatient facility and Procedure Room

We care for a mixture of Surgical and Medical Patients

The unit open’s at 07:30 on a Monday and remains open until 14:00 Saturday afternoon


Main duties of the job

You will be a 1st level Registered General nurse; some surgical/ medical knowledge would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be given.

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative.

The Elective Centre is a busy working environment and can be physically and mentally demanding.

Have passion and drive to make this new centre a success.

Some cross site working may be required to cover the needs of the service


Working for our organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic band 5 to join us in the Elective Centre. We are a fun and diverse team.

You will be well supported in this role. We have excellent retention of staff

We are a nurse led unit that strives to deliver safe, personal and effective care to the highest level. We are innovative, always looking to push the boundaries of day case surgery.

We hold green Napf status

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide and promote the highest possible standard of care based on professionally determined standards and accept accountability for the patient as an individual, providing autonomy.

Support, innovative clinical practice contributing to implementing nursing policies based on National and Local strategies for Health Care.

To rotate through all clinical areas, to meet service needs and professional development.

Work collaboratively as part of a team including Health care assistants and student/ cadet nurses. Actively contribute to the delivery of high standards of individualised plans of nursing care.

Coordinate alongside the junior Sister.

Undertake all pre and post procedure patient care.

Work a variety of shifts to include days’ nights and weekends.

Implement that clinical practice is carried out in accordance with trust and departmental policy.

Participate and promote service development.

Organise time, equipment and staff

Demonstrate competency in nurse led discharge policy to include the dispensing of medication.

Support patients, relatives and colleagues.

Participate in research and learning projects on going within the department.


Person specification

eseential/ non essential

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
  • willingness to undertake further study
  • Posses excellent communication skills
  • Able to work the hours required to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to prioritise under pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate a sympathetic/ sensitive approach to patients and colleagues
  • Demonstrate good team work
  • Adapt to new ideas and share knowledge and skills
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision, and be able to demonstrate using own initiative.
  • Deal with information confidentially
  • Work to current policy and guidelines, and within the remit of our NMC code of conduct.
Desirable criteria
  • Surgical experience
  • Activeley seeks to develop self
  • Willing to undertake training essential to the role.
  • Takes responsibility to remain up to date with all mandatory training.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Victoria Mcloughlin
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01282 805133