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Reg Nurse (Band 5) / Reg Nurse Ass (Band 4) - ED - Adult Children & MH

Band 4/5

Main area
Medicine & Emergency Care
Band 4/5
37.5 hours per week (FULL TIME)
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Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
£25,147 - £34,581
Salary period
13/06/2023 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 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

Wouldn’t it be amazing to come to work and everyday be different? One minute you’re helping a pregnant lady give birth to her baby, the next your outside ED receiving an adult trauma patient from the air ambulance; if this appeals to you then come and join us.

We are increasing our ED workforce to support staff development, patient experience, and a newer designed department.

Are you a children’s nurse looking to expand your skills for the excitement of caring for adult and children in the emergency department?

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse and want to widen your skills to learn to care for all patients in the emergency department?

If all this sounds like you then we would love to welcome you to join Team ED.

We are no longer able to accept applications from newly qualified staff.  Applicants will need 6 months' registered experience.

Main duties of the job

We are a very busy major trauma unit, covering a very diverse population we are looking for self-motivated nurses to help take the department forward – you must be committed, flexible and approachable

You will be supported by diverse and innovative Senior Nursing Team along with a team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Practice Educators. We have a team of very supportive Consultants whom we work alongside every day.



Working for our organisation

Our Emergency Department at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital provides care for both adults and children who attend with serious illness or injury. Due to our large catchment area, we currently provide for approximately 154,000 attendees per year. The department has an 8 bedded resuscitation and 43 major cubicles. 

The department is classified as a trauma unit and we have a purpose built helipad onsite that will bring our most serious patients to the department via North West Air Ambulance.

We have a new, state of the art staff facility for staff changing with access to a shower as well as a new staff room, education room and wellbeing retreat for all staff.

We also have 2 Urgent Care Centres that are part of the emergency department and  2 Minor Injuries Units which are located at Accrington Victoria Hospital and Rossendale Health Centre.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will have a suitable period of supernumerary in which you will be supported by the senior nursing team, the practice educators and a mentor, during you supernumerary period you will develop skills according to the RCN competencies that will enable you to work effectively in all areas of the department. We have a great induction programme.

The department welcomes new members of staff and has an open and friendly culture which is strongly supportive of nursing development and expansion of skills.

We value all the different experiences and qualities people can bring to our department.

Your base would be within the emergency department however your post will cover you working in all areas of the department, majors, Resus, Urgent Care and Paediatrics and you may be asked to work at the UCC at Burnley and MIU at Accrington Victoria.

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. 


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1 st level Registered
  • Nurse Minimum 6 months Postregistration experience
  • High standards of accuracy, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to manage care for a group of patients and prioritise workload
  • Confident at dealing with people over the telephone and face to face
  • Ability to understand, absorb and comply with detailed procedures
  • Able to manage more than one task at once
Desirable criteria
  • Post-registration experience
  • Computer skills
  • Advanced Life Support skills


Essential criteria
  • Clear and accurate written and verbal communication
  • Effective listening skills
  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge
  • Able to manage priorities under pressures
  • Able to use own initiative and work without close supervision within agreed protocols
Desirable criteria
  • Innovative

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Positive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleDisability confident committedCare quality commission - GoodStep into healthHappy to Talk Flexible Working

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.

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Leanne Dwyer
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Leanne Dwyer -  Matron

01254 734075