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Staff Nurse Older Persons Rapid Assessment Unit (OPRA) C1

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
435-MEC-011-22
Site
Royal Blackburn Hospital,
Town
Blackburn
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
12/07/2022 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.

Job overview

The Older Persons Rapid Assessment Unit is a purpose built Frailty village which address the needs of frail older people within East Lancashire. The unit has   nine assessment areas, nineteen in -patient beds for patients not expected to be in hospital longer than 72 hours; and a further nineteen beds for patients admitted requiring a longer stay. The purpose of the unit is to ensure that all patients are comprehensively assessed and treated prior to being discharged home whenever possible. Assessments are completed using the full MDT approach, allowing for the delivery of holistic care and an individualised discharge plan incorporating partner agencies if needed

Main duties of the job

The unit can actively support the development of newly qualified staff, as well as those looking for a change of area in order to further increase individual knowledge and skill base

The Medicine for Older People Directorate have recently appointed a Practice Educator who is keen to promote learning and development; this would be an ideal time to join the team as peer support and learning opportunities are readily available.

 

 

Working for our organisation

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 £44.00, which includes a small handling fee.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The OPRA unit is looking to recruit enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated band 5 staff; those who share, and will actively promote the core values of the Trust, and wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the exciting area.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered 1st Level or equivalent as verified by NMC
Desirable criteria
  • To have knowledge of current research applicable to the post’s specialist area.

Special Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Able to manage the care for a group of people and prioritise workload with minimal supervision
  • Be proficient at calculating drug dose
  • Able to write basic reports
  • Able to train less qualified carers/learners
  • Moving and handling, customer awareness, computer/keyboard skills
Desirable criteria
  • Able to present reasoned discussion
  • Evidence of continuous development

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Be supportive of team members
  • Able to communicate effectively to patients, visitors and colleagues
  • Able to reflect on one’s own work
  • Have effective interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision within the job description

Circumstances

Essential criteria
  • Be able to fulfill; various shift patterns on the ward, inc. nights
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lynsey Collinge or Laura Ashworth
Job title
Matron
Email address
lynsey.collinge@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01254 732059
Additional information

 Laura Ashworth's email is  laura.ashworth@elht.nhs.uk

 

 

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Address
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust