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Nurse Associate Ward C9

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Diabetes, Endocrinology, Haematology
NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Hospital
£23,949 - £26,282 pa
Salary period
28/04/2023 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

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated and reliable individual to join our team on C9 at Royal Blackburn Hospital as a Band 4 Nurse Associate. Part of East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.

Sitting within the Directorate of Medicine and Emergency Care, C9 is a medical ward which  is part of the Medicine for Older People department.  The ward prides itself on the holistic care provided to patients, the empathic way in which relatives are treated, and the safe and effective discharge planning put in place for all patients once deemed medically and therapy optimised. 

The successful candidates will demonstrate the Trust’s values at all times ensuring the provision of quality nursing care. They must have the initiative to adapt to the changing demands of the service and be able to contribute to the development of service provision. Ability to cover the department and provide reasonable flexibility in terms of hours worked, including varying shift patterns across days and nights will be expected.

Main duties of the job

To deliver SAFE, PERSONAL and EFFECTIVE patient care on a daily basis. You should be an expert in all areas of nursing care from patient’s admission to discharge, which facilitates clinical practice development. 


C9 embraces a multi-disciplinary approach between hospital physiotherapy/occupational therapists and the community teams with nursing and therapy staff working closely together to provide a high standard of safe, personal and effective care whilst actively promoting a return to independent living where possible.

Working for our organisation

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. 

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

1. Communicate sensitive information effectively and improve communication using a range of strategies with regard to person centred care, duty of candour, equality and diversity.
2. Handle information and data in line with national and local policies and 

3. Apply and promote safe and effective practice that places the individual and/or family/carer at the centre of care, in a manner that promotes individual wellbeing and self-care.
4. Display a personal commitment to professional standards and ethical practice, operating within national and local ethical, legal and governance requirements
5. Act as role model for others acting with probity and personal integrity in all aspects of practice, be truthful and admit to learn from errors.
6.  Maintain active status on NMC register
7. Act always in accordance with the NMC code of conduct and guiding 

8. Deliver holistic, person centred nursing care
9. Actively engage with individuals, their families and/or carers and contribute to  care planning, by establishing their needs, wishes, preferences and choices and incorporating these into care planning
10 Ensure the rights of individuals are up held and facilitate the resolution of any conflict arising


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registration
  • Proven development of own skills and clinical knowledge
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of post registration CPD


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience in acute setting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of specialty

Communication skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Effective listening skills
  • Ability to document accurately and concisely
  • Promotes effective team work

People skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to facilitate a cohesive team spirit and good team working
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Positive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleDisability confident committedCare quality commission - GoodStep into healthHappy to Talk Flexible Working

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Francesco Costanzo
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01254 733395

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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust