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Job summary

Main area
Community & Intermediate Care Services
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
435-CIC-169-21
Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Ward 16 - Burnley General Hospital
Town
Burnley
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/10/2021 23:59

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Staff Nurse - Band 5

NHS AfC: 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 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

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?

Then Ward 16 could be the ward for you. We are a modern, forward thinking 28 bedded ward, caring for adults with complex medical needs, our patients may require robust discharge planning to ensure they are discharged into a caring and safe environment. We are a developing and dynamic ward that can offer extensive learning opportunities in medicine for older people nursing.

Main duties of the job

Predominantly the ward cares for elderly, vulnerable adults where we offer a safe, secure and dementia friendly environment. Alongside our medical patients we care for dermatology patients of all ages with conditions that require hospital inpatient treatment and opthalmology patients that require inpatient treatments out of hours. The ward is supported by a strong medical team, as well as an experienced and well established ward team. We have our own ward physiotherapist, occupational therapist, complex case manager and pharmacist to facilitate seamless well led discharges. 

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your role will include providing exceptional safe, personal and effective care for patients, accurate medication management, liaising with multi-disciplinary team members with regard to discharge planning and working closely with the patient and their family to assist them in the rehabilitation and discharge process. As a registered nurse you will provide the supervision and development of nursing students, trainee nurse associates and health care assistants carrying out direct patient care and maintaining a safe environment for patients and staff. The candidate should have an interest in medicine for older people nursing and be a level 1 Registered General Nurse who can show patience and understanding when working with vulnerable adults. The candidate should be able to demonstrate being a team worker with good communication skills, conscientious, honest, caring and passionate about their nursing career. In return we can offer a great learning environment for newly qualified and experienced members of staff with the opportunity to develop within your role through preceptorship and coaching.

Person specification

ATTAINMENTS

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.

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE

Essential criteria
  • 12 months post-registration experience
  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Be numerate.

SPECIAL APTITUDES

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.
  • Be competent in venepuncture and cannulation

DISPOSITION

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
Desirable criteria
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision within the job description

CIRCUMSTANCES

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

Name
Joel Regudo
Job title
Charge Nurse
Email address
Joel.Regudo@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01282 804016
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