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Staff Nurse C6

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 sessions per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
14/07/2022 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

Ward C6 is a 25 bedded acute respiratory ward caring for patients  who may have long-term or  life limiting conditions

You will demonstrate a passion for improving the patient and relative experience for those patients who have to deal with the diagnosis and treatments. You will be expected to undertake any mandatory training to enhance pre-existing knowledge and ensure research based practice. In addition to this, you will possess well developed communication skills that will be used to engage, inspire and motivate both staff and patients in this exciting and challenging clinical area. Good time management skills are essential, as is the ability to prioritise your workload and in return we will enable you to develop your clinical and leadership skills with the support from the Senior Nursing team within the Medical and Emergency Care Division

We work closely with the Respiratory Nurses and the Respiratory Assessment Unit. And there will be opportunities for you to enhance your understanding of respiratory conditions.

A flexible approach and the ability to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing acute clinical environment are also essential

Ward C6 has an enthusiastic team of friendly, hardworking, dedicated nurses who are very supportive to each other and provide a relaxed happy environment for their patients.

It is essential that you are able to work weekends, bank holidays and rotation to nights as part of the working shift patterns.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic, individualised patient care.  Carry out all forms of patient care without direct supervision.  To provide advice and support junior staff and learners in all aspects of delivering Safe, Personal and Effective Care.

Working for our organisation

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic, individualised patient care without direct supervision

Ensuring improvements in patient outcomes and experience of their care

Ensuring best practice in infection control

Treating patients with dignity and respect

Ensure safe and effective discharge planning.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First Level Registration Qualification in specialty to diploma/degree level, or willingness to undertake study Appropriate Teaching assessing certificate
  • Effective literacy skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective communication skills, both written & verbal
  • Able to manage the care for a group of people and prioritise workload with minimal supervision.
  • Be proficient at calculating drug doses
  • Moving and handling, customer awareness, computer/keyboard skills
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Be enthusiastic, conscientious and sympathetic
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential
Desirable criteria
  • Able to present reasoned discussion
  • Evidence of continuous development

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

Lisa Rogerson
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01254 732449
Additional information

Matron Tracy Barnes-Clark- 01254 732821

If you have problems applying, contact

Employment Services
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust