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Staff Nurse - AMU B

Band 5

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 5
Various hours available
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
£23,023 to £29,608 pa
23/01/2019 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 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

AMU B at Royal Blackburn hospital is looking for highly motivated and committed Band 5 Staff Nurses. The Acute Medical Unit is a 84 bedded admissions unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital over 3 areas, AMU A, AMU B and The Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit.  The new model of acute care has been implemented to enable patients to have a pathway through the service which will be focused on getting the right care at the right time.

The patients are assessed, treated and triaged, then either stay for discharge home up to 72 hours or move to an appropriate Specialist Medical Ward


If you are keen to develop your acute clinical care skills then this is the Unit for you.

We offer a structured orientation programme and preceptorship with the support of our dedicated Ward Manager, Dedicated practise educator, Ward sisters, Specialist Nurses and our team of Consultants. We also can arrange a rotation period within the emergency department here at Royal Blackburn to enhance your clinical skills and knowledge.

Once on AMU B, you will receive a supernumerary period to enable you to gain the skills, confidence and competencies required to care for acutely ill patients.  We can also arrange dedicated clinical teaching sessions every month to support your revalidation and ongoing professional development. Or if you’re a newly qualified nurse we offer a structured and bespoke orientation programme and preceptorship with the support of our Practise educators and clinical practitioners.

We require enthusiastic individuals with a can do attitude that have the ability to work within our friendly units and teams. They must be as committed as we are in getting things right the first time every time. You must also be committed to undertake ongoing in-service training and further development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change and service improvement.   Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen and ensure that you are part of our ongoing development programmes. If you are motivated to deliver high standards of care and have the personal qualities and characteristics as outlined in the personal specification then this could be the post for you.


Posts are offered on a full and part time basis. The post requires flexible working patterns to meet the needs of the service to include bank holidays, nights and weekends as required.


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


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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