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Staff Nurse - C8

Band 5

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 5
Various Hours
Job ref
435|5064|Ward C8|RBTH|ICG
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£23,023 to £29,608 pa
24/01/2019 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 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

The respiratory wards specialise in the care of patients with acute and chronic lung diseases encompassing the use of Non-invasive Positive Pressure ventilation for our COPD patients. You will be part of a supportive and dedicated team of nurses.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in ventilation, chest drains and tracheostomies. The ward is also a placement area for nursing students.

The main purpose of this role is to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of nursing care. You will be responsible for maintaining high standards of care within the ward whilst caring for a group of patients under the direction of the senior nurse in charge. You will need to undertake link nurse and auditing activities as delegated by the ward manager.

We are looking for individuals with initiative good communication skills who are flexible innovative and dynamic in outlook with a keen sense of team working and willingness to learn.

You will need the ability to work a variety of shift patterns including weekends and rotation onto night duty.


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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Recruiting Manager - Christine Holmes

Telephone Number - 01254 732434

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