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Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Blackburn Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per year
Salary period
08/02/2023 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

General outpatients is a busy department operating Monday - Friday 8-6

The dept facilitates outpatient clinics for a wide variety of specialties including Vascular, Surgery, Plastics, Oncology, Neurology, Haematology, Rheumatology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, meaning many learning opportunities are available.

A number of our RN's have progressed to specialist nursing roles, so this could be your next step in career development.


Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

RN's in Outpatients work closely with medical colleagues, facilitate clinics, support junior team members, perform interventions for example compression bandaging and act as shift coordinator supporting patients and relatives through there appointments

Working for our organisation

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic RN's to join our friendly team.

We are committed to professional development and look for learning opportunities within and outside the dept

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate, programmes of evidenced-based nursing care.
  • Assist in the management and organisation of a clinical area.
  • Participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.
    1. Ensure effective communication with patients, relatives, carers and colleagues.
    2. Develop own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others, undertaking post-registration training where required for the needs of the department, and in keeping with the development of a learning organisation.
    3. With the department Sisters, contribute to the development of the service.
    4. Ensure own actions promote quality and alert others to quality issues.
    5. Promote people’s equality, diversity and rights.
    6. Assess the health and wellbeing needs of people whose needs are stable or complex.
    7. Plan, deliver and evaluate programmes of care, ensuring practice is evidence-based.
    8. Influence the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice.
    9. Supervise the work of a team when necessary.
    10. Ensure a cost-effective approach is maintained when ordering medical and surgical supplies.
    11. Attend at least 1 in 3 departmental meetings and carry out delegated duties.
    12. Attend Multidisciplinary meetings as required.
    13. Participate in Individual Performance Review annually.
    14. Provide support, guidance and training for newly appointed staff, students, and those undertaking NVQ or post-registration training.
    15. Assist the dept sisters to move forward the quality agenda, participating fully in the NAPF process
    16. Adhere to all the NMC professional codes and guidelines and perform professional and clinical duties in accordance with these and the Trust’s Policies and procedures.




Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered nurse
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the health care setting
  • Proof of continued professional development since registration
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in OPD
  • Mentorship qualification

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

Andrea Cottam
Job title
Lead Nurse - Centralised Outpatients
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Athene Gallagher - 01254 735804