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Staff Nurse - C9

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Other
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Royal Blackburn Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 Pro Rata
Salary period
18/07/2022 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 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

Ward C9 at Royal Blackburn Hospital is a dynamic , forward thinking  22 bedded care of the elderly ward.  We are recognized for our ability to provide safe personal and effective care and strongly believe in our organisational values – Putting the patient at the heart of all our care, acting with integrity, respecting each individual (patients and colleagues).  We are a ward which embraces changes which enhance our ability to deliver the care needed to our community.  We are a ward that has  a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to caring for all our patients.

For the experienced registered nurse we offer them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and knowledge.  Supporting them with classroom based activities which will then be followed up in the workplace by allowing them the chance to coordinate and lead a shift and attending the daily MDT.  Ward C9 believes in a full MDT approach to patient care and you will get the opportunity to work with all the members of the team ensuring that the patient receives  the optimum care available. 

Main duties of the job

You will be given the opportunity to expand your clinical skills and if required can attend the venepuncture and cannulation course, the care of the bereaved patient and mentorship.  As a teaching ward you will also be responsible for passing on your knowledge and skills to student and cadet nurses, giving you the opportunity to educate and train our future nurses.

For the newly registered nurse  we offer a full preceptorship course which is classroom based study days and then backed up with ward based practice.  Preceptorship.  The registered nurse will then be able to complete the following activities for their patients and gain the following knowledge and skills:


  • Recording and monitoring vital observations, including blood sugars
  • Assessing, planning and implementing care for a variety of patients with different care needs and providing direct care.
  • Venepuncture and IV administration
  • Administering medication as per ELHT policy
  • Administering intravenous medication
  • Ensuring nutritional status is maintained
  • Accurately documenting in the notes all activities/changes which need to be recorded and review of the care plans
  • Supporting safe discharges for patients, sometimes complex discharge planning
  • Care of the poorly patient - life support and AIMS

The successful applicants will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills – including numeracy and literacy.







Working for our organisation

In return we offer a competitive salary, uniform, company pension scheme and full training and development skills, including a comprehensive preceptorship package.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We require motivated and hardworking registered nurses  to support our expanding nursing team and provide support, healthcare and information to patients and their families working days and nights including bank holidays and the Christmas period.  The successful applicant must be extremely confidential and professional when carrying out their duties due to the nature of the work. 

The role of the registered nurse is that of an able and competent worker who can carry out a wide range of supervised and unsupervised care duties directly with the patient which will support the work of the multi – disciplinary team

Being a band 5 registered nurse on ward C9 is at times demanding, but on the whole is extremely rewarding.  You may be the first point of contact for many patients and members of the general public seeking information and support from the hospital and so you need to be confident .

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered 1st Level or equivalent as verified by the NMC
Desirable criteria
  • To have knowledge of current research applicable to the post’s specialist area.

General Intelligence

Essential criteria
  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to problem solve.


Essential criteria
  • Able to manage the care for a group of people and prioritise workload with minimal supervision
  • Be proficient at calculating medication doses
  • Able to write basic reports
  • Able to train less qualified carers/learners
  • Moving and handling, customer awareness, computer/keyboard skills
Desirable criteria
  • Able to present reasoned discussion
  • Evidence of continuous development


Essential criteria
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Be supportive of team members
  • Able to communicate effectively to patients, visitors and colleagues
  • Able to listen actively
  • Able to reflect on one’s own work
  • Have effective interpersonal skills
  • Be enthusiastic, conscientious and sympathetic
Desirable criteria
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision within the job description


Essential criteria
  • Be able to fulfil; various shift patterns on the ward, inc. nights. Able to adapt to change
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Francesco Constanzo
Job title
Ward Manager Ward C9
Email address
Telephone number
01254 732965
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