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Integrated Care Group
Band 5
Various hours available
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
27/06/2019 23:59
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Staff Nurse - Older Persons Rapid Assessment Unit (OPRA) - C1

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.

Are you and enthusiastic, self-motivated and a passionate Registered Nurse?

Then we would love you to join our team.

We are seeking exceptionally motivated band 5 nurses to join our team and support us to deliver the very best care to our acute elderly patients.

Our Medicine for Older People Directorate are excited to be developing an Older Peoples Rapid Assessment Unit (OPRA)  which has 13 inpatient beds which are expected to be discharged within 48 hours from admission and 6 Rapid Assessment beds to support the recently established and developing frailty model. Your role in the team will be integral to implementing pathways for patients to deliver acute intervention, combined with an interest in care that supports rehabilitation to ensure Safe, Personal and Effective discharge and reduction in re-admissions.

You will be supported and welcomed into a fantastic team; working collaboratively with patients and their families, alongside the Multidisciplinary Team / Community Services. Education and development is key and you will be supported to develop your professional expertise through the varied and complex needs of our patients.  

You will demonstrate effective communication skills and have the ability to develop relationships and communicate effectively with patients and carers, the team and the wider multi-disciplinary team to achieve the best patient outcomes.

This is an exciting new opportunity to be part of a new innovative team and way of working which  will be both challenging and rewarding and the organisation is committed to developing its workforce and the successful candidate will receive an induction to the organisation and a wealth of training opportunities.


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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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynsey Collinge

01254 732083