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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/04/2021.

Staff Nurse - Ward D1

Job Reference: 435-MEC-174-20

Employer:
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Medicine and Emergency Care
Location:
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals, Blackburn
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 per an

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.


The Diabetes and Endocrinology Department has an exciting opportunity for qualified nurses to join our friendly, supportive, innovative acute medical and nursing team, whom are committed to providing and maintaining high standards of patient care.

Ward D1 delivers acute medical nursing care with a particular interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. The Ward has 20 beds compromising of 3 bays, overseen by a dedicated duty coordinator/Sister and with the support of a Practice Educator. You will be looking after patients with diabetic foot ulcers, vascular complications, poor glycemic control, hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis.

If you are keen to develop your acute clinical care skills then this is the ward for you. We also work closely with the specialist diabetes team (including Clinical Nurse Specialist, diabetic foot teams, dieticians). Ward D1 is modern, spacious, calm and clean with a dynamic, professional but fun experienced team who are able to support new team members

You will also be committed to delivering a high standard of patient care and have an interest in acute nursing care within the diabetes and Endocrinology field. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are essential. A flexible approach and the ability to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing acute clinical environment are also essential.

In return we can offer you a structured orientation programme with the support of our dedicated Ward Managers, supervisory ward sisters, advanced practitioner, specialist nurses, patient flow facilitation team and a team dedicated specialist consultants. You will receive a supernumerary period to enable you to gain the skills and competencies required to care for acutely ill patients, and the team also provide dedicated clinical teaching sessions every month to support your revalidation and ongoing professional development.

Posts are offered on a full time basis. The post requires flexible working patterns to meet the needs of the service to include bank holidays and weekends as required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanna Pickering

joanna.pickering@elht.nhs.uk




The salary advertised is for 37.5 hours pw. Salaries will be pro-rata if the hours are less than this. For posts on AfC payscales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point.

The vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. Please complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.. Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The Healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In line with other NHS trusts, the DBS check charge is paid by the successful candidate who has been offered the post. Candidates can choose to pay this over 1-3 months as a salary deduction. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full before the offer can be progressed. By applying for this post you agree to this undertaking.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £44.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £27.00 which includes a small handling fee.

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. Telephone 01254 732075 or email admin.recruitment@elht.nhs.uk or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer – please see attached for further information


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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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