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Trauma and Orthopaedics Recruitment Open Day - 5th October 2019

Band 5

Main area
Surgery & Anaesthetics
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
04/10/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

Your local Teaching Hospital needs you!

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge?


Are you an experienced or newly qualified nurse, or due to qualify as a nurse of the future?

If you want a rewarding career with a Trust that is not only rated as “GOOD” with “areas of outstanding” in our recent CQC inspection, but also has an excellent reputation for staff morale, quality of care, staff engagement and much more (2018 NHS staff survey) and who’s care strives to make a difference in the lives of our patients and the wider community. Then this is your opportunity to join our enthusiastic, committed and dynamic Orthopaedic team!

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Our Service at Royal Blackburn Hospital, consists of a 23 bedded dedicated hip fracture ward (B22) and a 23 bedded adult trauma ward (B24) We have a dedicated Trauma team and fracture clinic outpatient service all supported by 16 orthopaedic trauma consultant’s  and 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioner’s.


B24 Trauma Ward

Ward Manager Lorraine Scott has a team of highly skilled dedicated staff. It is a very fast paced ward and cares for adult patients from the age of 16, suffering from a wide range of injuries which include a variety of trauma and musculoskeletal injuries, including ankle fractures and fractured shaft of femurs. Our patients are often complex due to the injury which adds to the challenge and skills required to ensure the safe care and recovery of our patients.


B22 Hip Fracture ward.

Ward Manager Sarah Eastwood has an equally skilled and dedicated team of staff providing a service to patients who have sustained hip injuries including traumatic or pathological fractures. We provide data to the National Hip Fracture Database which has improved the service that our patients receive. We work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues form Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics, fracture clinic, plaster room and the emergency department in order to ensure we provide Safe Personal and Effective care for all our patients.


Opportunity’s we could offer you

  • To work with our enthusiastic dynamic teams
  • Participate in our specialised Orthopaedic training programme, fully supported by our own Practice Education Facilitator.
  • Full preceptorship programme
  • Access to our comprehensive learning and development resources
  • Fully equipped library facility for all your learning needs
  • Gain experience in our various departments including, fracture clinic, Ward 15 (elective) at Burnley General Hospital, B22, B24 plus our “outstanding” Hip and Knee school
  • Access to our leadership development programme plus many more learning opportunities.


Still not sure?

Why not give us a try?

We are here waiting to meet you.


Recruitment day

Saturday October 5th


Orthopaedic Fracture Clinic

Royal Blackburn Hospital


Come and join us, this will give you an unprecedented opportunity to come along and meet our Orthopaedic team and talk to them informally about all the good work we do and the roles we have to offer. We can interview you there and then with decisions confirmed before you leave!

Because we are holding the event in our Fracture clinic you will have the opportunity to look around and also visit the wards and meet some of the team.


To book your place at the open day please click on the apply now button


Alternatively just pop in on the day and we will be happy to see you


For further information please call;

  • Lorraine Scott on 01254 734382 or email 
  • Sarah Eastwood on 01254 733688 or email


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 £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

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