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.
We are looking for band 5 Paediatric nurses to join our expanding team in the Emergency Department here at the Royal Blackburn Hospital. This role offers an ideal opportunity for a paediatric nurse to gain experience within an acute paediatric nursing, team that is dedicated to providing a high quality of emergency and urgent nursing care.
The Emergency Department has a separate, dedicated paediatric department. The department welcomes new members and has an open and friendly culture which is strongly supportive of nursing development and expansion of skills. You will have a suitable period of supernumerary in which you will be supported by a mentor.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to advance their nursing skills in many areas including wound care, minor illness and looking after the critically unwell child. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and passionate about paediatric emergency care, but above all put the child and their family at the heart of everything you do. You must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and have the ability to work as part of a large team in a challenging environment whilst providing excellent emergency care to a high standard.
The post is to cover the 24-hour period and will therefore include day shifts, twilights and night shifts.
If you are caring and passionate paediatric nurse and feel you are up to the challenge of providing high quality emergency care we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Lee Hughes – Charge Nurse
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.
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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