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Staff Nurse - Digestive Diseases - Ward C2/C4

Band 5

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 5
Various Hours Available
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£23,023 to £29,608 Per Annum
28/10/2018 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.

The Digestive diseases team has an exciting opportunity for qualified nurses to join our friendly, supportive, innovative acute medical and nursing team, whom are committed to providing and maintaining high standards of patient care, specialising in Digestive diseases.

Wards C2 and C4 specialises in acute medical nursing. Each Ward has 24 beds comprising of 3 teams, overseen by a duty co-ordinator/Sister. You will be looking after patients with hepato-biliary, irritable bowel, and substance abuse problems.

If you are keen to develop your acute clinical care skills then this is the ward for you, with a dedicated Practice educator to support.

You will be committed to delivering a high standard of patient care and have an interest in acute nursing care within the Digestive Diseases field. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are essential. A flexible approach and the ability to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing acute clinical environment are also essential.

In return the team can offer you a structured orientation programme with the support of our dedicated practice educator, supervisory ward sisters, advanced practitioners, specialist nurses, patient flow facilitators and 11 dedicated specialist consultants. You will receive a supernumerary period to enable you to gain the skills and competencies required to care for acutely ill patients, and the team also provide dedicated clinical teaching sessions every Friday to support your revalidation and ongoing professional development.

Posts are offered on a full time and part time basis. The post requires flexible working patterns to meet the needs of the service to include band holidays 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Heaton – Practice Educator 01254 732178   

If you have problems applying, contact

01254 732499