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Lower Limb Vascular Support Nurse

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 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 nurse to work across 2 community teams that have a huge remit. We are seeking enthusiastic, innovative, hardworking, motivated registered professionals to work within the lower limb vascular and lymphoedema services as a support nurse.

You will support the senior staff by providing a comprehensive lower limb vascular and lymphoedema service to patients, carers and healthcare professionals within the community setting, with the aim of maintaining patients in their own homes, preventing hospital admissions and enabling patients to enjoy maximum independence and optimum quality of life.

You will assist the lower limb vascular and lymphoedema service with the provision of expert clinical advice, and be involved in all aspects of the prevention and management of all lower limb problems, utilising nursing skills and resources effectively.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of working effectively as part of a team and have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy. You must also be willing to progress professionally.

You must have the desire to participate in the delivery of education, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to link theory to practice using a critically enquiring approach. In addition, your remit will be to facilitate community leg cafés and vascular and lymphoedema clinics, demonstrating outcome measures and the benefits of delivering care closer to home.

As this is a specialised area of nursing, a genuine interest and experience of working with patients with lymphoedema and lower limb needs is essential. Working across care settings you must be diplomatic and be able to demonstrate that you have achieved the application criteria outlined in the person specification.

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 £4800, 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:
For informal enquiries please contact Margaret Hall, Macmillan Lymphoedema CNS on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 375 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

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.

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods:
By telephone  ( Phone number removed ) 
or email ( Email address removed )
or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

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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