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Community and Intermediate Care - Students due to Qualify

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Community & Intermediate Care Services
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Across ELHT Sites
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata
Salary period
Today at 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

We are encouraging motivated, forward thinking newly registered nurses to join our intermediate care wards within our community division.   The intermediate care wards are located over 3 sites - Burnley General Hospital, Pendle Community Hospital and Clitheroe Community Hospital.   The wards are known to embrace positive change to enhance the service we provide to our patient groups.  We work as part of the multi-disciplinary team ensuring we achieve the right outcomes for our patients.  As a newly registered nurse on these wards you will be given the opportunity to enhance your nursing assessment skills, rehabilitation knowledge and discharge planning to support our patients - ensuring they are in the right place and receiving the care and treatment they need within our preceptorship support 

Main duties of the job

As a newly registered nurse on an intermediate care ward you will be offered a place on our preceptorship support course which encompasses classroom study days which are then backed up with ward based study and learning.  We have a full time practice educator who will guide and support you through this.  You will be given the opportunity to expand your clinical nursing skills such as venepuncture and cannulation, male and female catheterisation, completing the care of the deteriorating/acutely unwell patient, complex discharge planning of patients as well as being able to accurately assess, plan, implement and deliver the specialist care our patients require

Working for our organisation

Working within the Community Division of ELHT is an  extremely rewarding place to work.  We promote a positive culture  amongst our staff  supporting their health and well being needs, looking for solutions to support every day decision making.  Our teams contain a wealth of experience to support you as a newly registered nurse to be able to thrive and develop within the role - ensuring you are constantly learning and growing within your role.  You will be assigned a preceptor who will support you - initially working with you as a supernumerary nurse for a period of time to then allow you to work independently supported by the team.   Regular ward and team meetings are held and new ideas and different ways of working can be tested to support the individual and the team, this is also supported by regular 1:1 meetings and appraisals for all team members.   We offer full and part time hours and are happy to discuss any flexible working which may be beneficial to you

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a newly registered nurse you will be expected to provide holistic nursing care for your group of patients, you will be expected to fully assess the patient using the nursing risk assessments then plan, implement and evaluate the care given - updating any records or documentation on your shift.   You will be fully supported by your team and by the senior nurses on the shift.  You will be responsible for ensuring that their vital observations are recorded, medication administered and supporting the safe discharge of the patient in your care.  

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.


Essential criteria
  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Numerate


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.


Essential criteria
  • Be able to work in a team. Be supportive of team members.
  • Able to communicate effectively to patients, visitors and colleagues.
  • Able to listen actively.
  • Able to reflect on one’s own work. Have effective interpersonal skills
  • Be enthusiastic, conscientious and sympathetic
Desirable criteria
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision within the job description


Essential criteria
  • Be able to fulfil; various shift Interview patterns on the ward, inc. nights.
  • Able to adapt to change.
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Caton/Gill Currie/Alison Roberts
Job title
Matrons for Intermediate Care
Email address
Telephone number
01282 425071