Staff Nurse
East Lancashire Hospitals - Clayton

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Staff Nurse

  • Band 5

  • 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.

    A highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse required who can deliver care with compassion. Excellent communication skills are essential as is commitment to drive forward high standards of care.

    The successful candidate will work as part of the busy Clayton District nursing Team, based in the Hyndburn locality.
    Although you may be asked to work in any locality within the trust.

    You will be required to work flexibly to cover the needs of the service and as part of a busy nursing team providing nursing care to patients in their own homes and care homes

    We provide care seven days a week from 07:30hrs to 22: 00hrs on a rota basis

    Duties will include nursing patients with complex and life limiting medical conditions in their own homes and care homes ranging from wound care, care of central venous catheters, end of life care.
    Liaising and working alongside a range of other professionals/ agencies to promote holistic care to meet the needs of patients. Supported by senior staff members of the Integrated Team.

    The successful candidate needs to be able to work as part of a busy team and also work unsupervised. Community experience, mentorship qualification and palliative care knowledge would be an advantage as would management of long term conditions.

    Professional development opportunities include Non-Medical Prescribing, Mentorship and Specialist Practitioner qualification and also those with special interests can be Link Nurses in many areas including Infection Control, Tissue Viability, Continence, Diabetes, Palliative Care and Safeguarding.

    Applicants must have access to own transport for work purposes

    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.

    This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received. Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

    The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.

    Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods:
    By telephone 01254 732075
    or email
    or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

    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.

    Further details / informal visits contact Kim Atkinson:
    01254 232061
    If you have problems applying, contact Telephone
    01254 733032