Staff Nurse - Childrens Unit

Band 5

Main area
Family Care
Band 5
Various Hours Available
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 Per Annum
29/05/2018 23:59

A unique opportunity for a Registered Nurse to work as a staff nurse on a Childrens Unit
Are you a keen and enthusiastic qualified band 5 RGN/ RN ( or RSCN / RN Child) interested in joining our dynamic Children’s Unit at the Royal Blackburn Hospital . You will be keen to work with children in a hospital setting and join us in providing individual care for all our children and families
About us
We are a very busy 51 bedded unit with an extra 3 bedded high dependency area. We work very closely with our Admission and Assessment unit providing seamless care for children and their families. We provide care for all children from birth up to the age of 16 or older if they have special needs and regularly see a paediatrician. We cover a variety of conditions, medical, surgical, orthopaedic, max fax, urology and ELCAS.
Your role
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care given in partnership with children and their families
Assist families to care for their child’s needs in terms of hygiene and nutrition
Take an active role in the multi disciplinary team of Nurses, Doctors, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, and our play Team attending ward meetings and weekly Share to Care updates
Participate in all mandatory training
Your hours
37.5 hours per week worked on a rota to include Early, Late, Nights, Weekends and Bank Holidays. ( Consideration will be given to anyone wanting fewer hours, to a minimum of 30 per week)
What can you expect from us ?
We offer a full Preceptorship package with on-going training and development, and you will be supported by our Practice Educator in developing competencies in the care of Children and Young people. You will also have the opportunity to rotate to other areas within our unit such as Admission and Assessment areas, and Day surgery. If you are interested in joining our fantastic team we would love you to come for an informal visit.

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

Ward Manager Cheryl Fitzgerald on 01254 – 732840, or via e-mail

If you have problems applying, contact

01254 732075