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Staff Nurse - Ward D1

Band 5

Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
Band 5
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 Per Annum
30/09/2019 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.

Staff Nurse

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Department 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.

Ward D1 delivers acute medical nursing care with a particular interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. The Ward has 20 beds compromising of 3 bays, overseen by a dedicated duty coordinator/Sister and with the support of a Practice Educator. You will be looking after patients with diabetic foot ulcers, vascular complications, poor glycemic control, hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis.

If you are keen to develop your acute clinical care skills then this is the ward for you. We also work closely with the specialist diabetes team (including Clinical Nurse Specialist, diabetic foot teams, dieticians). Ward D1 is modern, spacious, calm and clean with a dynamic, professional but fun experienced team who are able to support new team members

You will also be committed to delivering a high standard of patient care and have an interest in acute nursing care within the diabetes and Endocrinology 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 we can offer you a structured orientation programme with the support of our dedicated Ward Managers, supervisory ward sisters, advanced practitioner, specialist nurses, patient flow facilitation team and a team 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 month to support your revalidation and ongoing professional development.

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

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

Laura Ashworth - Ward Manager

01254 733810