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Staff Nurse - Medicine and Emergency Care For Students Due to Qualify

Band 5

Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Various hours available)
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 Pro rata
Salary period
31/10/2023 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

Are you a Student Nurse looking for their first post within Medicine?

Then look no further as here at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust we can offer post qualification roles within a variety of specialisms within our Integrated Care team.

We know your first post is critical to help embed all your learning and so have developed a 12 month preceptorship programme to help with this transition from student to a newly qualified health professional.

We have many reasons that make us proud to work at ELHT and below is just a highlight of some of them

Main duties of the job

• Building on the development of our first dementia friendly ward in 2014 (C5), the dedication of staff on this ward, resulted in them being awarded the prestigious Quality Mark in 2015 based on reviews submitted by patients. Run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Quality Mark was established to encourage hospital wards to become involved in improving the quality of essential care of older people and to recognise good care provision, as identified by patient feedback.

So you can see why you need to think seriously about what working at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust could do for your career.

To make the process as simple as possible we suggest that you start to apply for a post, up to 6 months prior to completing your course. Clicking on the link below takes you to our online  form.

Complete this and you will then be invited to interview at our regular recruitment events. At this stage we will be seeing that you are suitable to join the trust and hopefully make you a conditional offer of a job with us.

At the interview we will gather any preferences that you may have as regards your first post but we are conscious that with 6 months left of your course these could change. Therefore about 3 months before you qualify you will be asked to confirm your preferred area to work in. Once we have everyone’s preferences we will then allocate accordingly. We work hard to make sure that you are happy with your first posting and are happy to consider rotational post also.

Working for our organisation

• 2015 saw the Trust in the top 25 out of 135 in a national league table of how staff feel about working for their organisation, and the quality and safety of the care they are able to deliver. The assessment was made against 20 key findings from the national staff survey.

• ELHT was included in a shortlist of the 100 ‘Best Places to Work’ compiled by the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times. The Trust was also one of only 42 selected of Acute Trusts nationally recognised by the publications as leading the way as the best place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Even after you have started with us there will be opportunities to rotate with the various areas and develop your skills.

The areas covered by this programme are listed below.

• Medicine for Older People
• Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology
• Respiratory


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered 1st Level or equivalent as verified by the 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
  • Be numerate.

Special Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Able to manage the care for a group of people and prioritise workload with minimal supervision
  • Be proficient at calculating medication doses
  • Able to write basic reports
  • Able to train less qualified carers/learners.
  • Moving and handling, customer awareness, computer/keyboard skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Able to present reasoned discussion.
  • Evidence of continuous development.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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

Applicant requirements

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

Yvonne Spencer
Job title
Email address
Telephone number
01254 735300

If you have problems applying, contact

Employment Services
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust