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Staff Nurse - Ward B2

Band 5

Main area
Medicine & Emergency Care
Band 5
Various hours available
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
02/09/2019 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 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

We are looking for Band 5 registered nurses to join our dedicated stroke team, to maintain high standards of care that we strive for within our stroke unit, meeting national and local guidelines – you will be involved in formulating and carrying out effective care for patients and ensuring they are delivered to the highest possible standards, the involvement of the stroke pathway begins in the emergency department and you will be contributing to the care and planning throughout the stroke pathway.  Primary role is to provide high quality; evidence based nursing care to a designated group of patients.


We are a 24 bedded acute stroke unit; we provide individualised care to all our patients working closely with our multi – disciplinary team.  We encourage staff to develop their knowledge: which provides excellent opportunity for education in all aspects of stroke care; this wide based learning enables opportunities in providing evidence for revalidation.    Once developed in post there will be opportunities to contribute to service development.


For newly registered nurses we offer a full 12 months preceptorship course which is classroom based study days and this is backed up with ward based a competencies pack which is supported by Specialist nurses and Consultant nurses.  We are in the process of plans to develop a high dependency stroke unit, within the ward. We also very proud to have achieved an A in SSAP.


As a Band 5 nurse you will care for patients in the acute phase of their stroke and you will be supported by a highly motivated team. This is a busy multi-disciplinary stroke unit where the team is friendly and active, and dedicated to promoting individualised stroke care. Being a band 5 nurse on the stroke unit is demanding, but on the whole is extremely rewarding.


All posts are full/part time and all rotational to night duty. 


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

Yvonne Potts

01254 732080