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Staff Nurse - Orthopaedic Ward (Ward B22) posted by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Full Time
Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn
£23,023 - £29,608 / year
NHS Band 5

Job Description

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.


Clinical Speciality:Orthopaedic & Hip Fractures

Ward:Ward B22

Locality:Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Blackburn

B22 is a 23 bedded orthopaedic ward, which specialises in hip fractures. B22 is a very rewarding ward to work on. The ward cares for patient’s pre and post hip surgery following a fall or trauma. Due to an increase of patients having cognitive impairment and or Dementia, we work closely with “partnership in care” to improve patient care for some of our most vulnerable patients.

An exciting opportunity to be part of the team on B22 as a Band 5 Registered nurse has become available. This post covers both days and nights on rotation As registered nurse you will be responsible for a group of patients that have been admitted following a hip fracture. The candidate will be responsible for admitting and discharge planning. Ensuring all patients receive safe personal effective care throughout their hospital stay.

The candidate needs to be highly motivated and enthusiastic as a team member. Maintaining high standards of professional conduct. As Band 5 nurse you need to have good communication skills both written and verbally. Liaising with the multidisciplinary team and relatives. Be able to administer drugs and treatments as prescribed with safety, accuracy and intelligence. To maintain and accurately monitor patients clinical observations of a patient’s condition pre and post operatively. Need to be well organised, be able to prioritise nursing care on very busy ward environment. At times will need to coordinate the ward in the absence of Senior nurse.

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.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Eastwood - [Click here to apply]




Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

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.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously ; therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.

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.

We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that ELHT has an under-representation of BAME employees.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. By telephone [Click here to apply] or email ( Email address removed )

Appointments will be made on merit.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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435-Q613-17-J

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