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Staff Nurse - Ward C5

Band 5

Main area
Medicine for Older People
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Day/night shifts)
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 Pro Rata
Salary period
26/07/2022 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

Are  you a registered nurse who is committed, compassionate and caring with a passion for delivering patient-centred care to an extremely complex patient group, then this ward is the one for you!

The environment on ward C5 is aesthetically made to look and feel less clinical whilst maintaining a functional clinical environment, designed to meet the needs of patients and relatives. The ward has Specialist signage systems, icons and symbols, appropriate flooring, a long corridor with handrails, supervised welcoming reception area and a large social area that enables a calm, caring and homely environment

Main duties of the job

The ward also boasts in its nature themed décor, equipment’s, Artwork and more specifically the introduction of intelligent LED specialist light system, which is first in the country,  that correlates with an individual’s circadian rhythm, and is evidenced to have a positive impact, on the patients under our care.

Additionally the team  works closely with the Dementia Specialist nurse to plan and provide an individual approach to supporting our patients' individual needs.

Whilst this can be a challenging environment it is could also be one that provides us with a strong sense of job satisfaction and pride in caring for the growing vulnerable patient group of our society; which the C5 team is passionate about.

We are hence seeking to recruit 'enthusiastic' and 'motivated' Band 5 staff nurses who are likewise passionate in creating a positive impact on the care that we provide for our patients and their carer’s. 


Working for our organisation

We are a small yet extremely supportive and close knit team. We believe in working together at all times to maintain high standards of care delivery on our unit

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See attached Job Description and person specification for more information about the essential requirements for this post.

Person specification


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.

General intelligence

Essential criteria
  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge
  • Ability to problem solve


Essential criteria
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Be supportive of team members
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and colleagues.
Desirable criteria
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision within the job description.

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Whitfield
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01254 735130

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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust