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Staff Nurse - Medicine For Older People

Band 5

Main area
Medicine & Emergency Care
Band 5
Various hours available
Job ref
East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
East Lancashire
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
03/09/2019 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.

Are you a Registered Nurse looking for new opportunities?

Do you want to work in a supportive team which puts the patient at the heart of everything we do?

Are you committed to improving patient care through knowledge, skills, compassion and empathy?

If you answered yes to these questions then a job in Medicine for Older People will both satisfy and challenge you to be the best Nurse you can be!

The Directorate is looking to welcome both Experienced Registered Nurses who are looking for new opportunities and challenges and Newly Qualified Registered Nurses who are at the start of their Nursing journey.

The Directorate of Medicine for Older people provides a wide range of services which will enable you to develop a wide range of skills in Acute Care, Frailty Assessment, Stroke, Dementia Care, Complex Care and Rehabilitation including specialist Neuro and Stroke Rehabilitation across our 5 hospital sites.

You may prefer to develop your skills in a particular specialism within Medicine for Older People or you may want to gain wider experience and knowledge of multiple specialities.

We will do our very best to accommodate your needs and can arrange bespoke rotations within the Directorate optimise opportunities for you.

Within the Directorate you will be well supported and will have many opportunities to develop both yourself and the service.

As a Staff Nurse working in Medicine for Older People you will be valued as a member of the team and will be supported to deliver exceptional safe, personal and effective care. You will be responsible for delivering person centred care to an allocated group of patients and work with the team to support each other to meet the needs of the patients, their families and their carers.

As a Staff Nurse you will have the opportunity to support others in their own development, including Student Nurses, Trainee Nurse Associates and Colleagues.

Working in Medicine for Older People you will be expected to work a variety of shifts to meet the needs of the service and you will receive your rota 6 weeks in advance to enable you to maintain a good work life balance.

Working in Medicine for Older People will enable you to develop a wide range of communication and clinical skills whilst working in a role which at times will be challenging but very rewarding.

Are you up for the Challenge?


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.  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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Gill Currie

01254263555 Bleep 361