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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2021.

Critical Care Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 241-781JM-21

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Critical Care Unit - Band 5 Staff Nurse

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of acute, intermediate and community health care serving the population of Bolton. This provides us with an opportunity for our services to work closely with our partners in primary care and the local authority to ensure a seamless service for our patients.

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence for maternity, neonatal and care for children, and that it has been rated as 'Good' by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice.

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff have joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

The Anaesthetics and Surgical division includes emergency and elective surgery including specialities general surgery, breast, ENT, urology, orthopaedics, and ophthalmology. This is inclusive of theatres including day-case and the Critical Care department. The division also provides clinical services departments such as out-patient departments. This makes for a vast and varied division of services with a common focus of providing safe and effective patient care.

Here at Bolton, Critical Care has amalgamated its intensive care and high dependency units and is currently a 19 bedded unit caring for both level 3 and level 2 patients. These patients have a variety of different needs.

We are fully supportive of the preceptorship programme and you will have a supernumerary period to support you in your induction. To support your ongoing development, your learning and development will be aligned with national competency for critical care nurses. This will provide foundation to the commencement of a recognised transferrable critical care qualification, and rotation will support this. You will be guided and supported with many of our multidisciplinary team members including medical staff, outreach, physio, dietician etc. There will be encouragement to achieve extended clinical skills and achieve competency within these.

We offer a comprehensive preceptorship package and have a band 5 development package. Staff are supported during each of their shifts by an excellent team of nurses and each shift is led by a band 7/6 team leader to further support staff and decision making within the unit. With the help of our supportive teams and the practice developer we can facilitate a safe and comfortable transition for new and exciting learning and development. We have a designated practice educator nurse for Critical Care who supports new staff and ensure all staff are up to date with competencies and skills training.

We are therefore looking to recruit motivated, hardworking nurses who have excellent communication skills & a passion for their role and improving patient care. When working clinically we expect you to perform with passion and drive, provide clinically excellent care, and be supportive to patients, relatives, and other MDT members.

As a registered nurse you will be expected to promote and lead the delivery of an excellent standard of patient centred care in a supported environment. We are keen to hear from nurses with experience in the acute or critical care setting but would also love to hear from nurses with a real passion for excellence in quality, patient-centred care.

There are exciting opportunities to join our highly motivated, dynamic and hardworking team within Critical Care. Both part time and full time hours are available.

NB: If you are not yet qualified, please note this post is only open to those who will qualify by October 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicola Baxter / Ward Manager / / 01204 390913

Additional contact information

Kathryn Williams / Ward Manager / 01204 390913 /

Sue Williamson / Ward Manager / 01204 390913 /

Katie Dodrill / Ward Manager / 01204 390913 /


The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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