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Registered Nurse - Elective/Trauma Orthopaedics ward 35

Job Description

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Lake District. We provide a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. One of the largest employers in the area, we have approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites; Furness General Hospital (Barrow in Furness), Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital (Kendal), Ulverston Community Health Centre and Queen Victoria Centre (Morecambe). By joining us you will be part of a progressive team committed to diversity, excellence and achievement.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our team within Ward 35 (Elective/Trauma Orthopaedics ward) in the Surgical Unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

You will need to:
• Work as effective team member
• Be flexible and willing to learn new skills
• Support staff in the delivery of patient focused care
• Demonstrate effective communication skills
• Make a commitment to personal development

We are delighted to offer a suitably qualified registered nurse the opportunity to work in an exciting, modern and forward looking organisation.

The department is committed to appraisal, to support continuous education and professional development. Applicants will be required to provide flexible cover as required

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage you will be invited to spend the day with us on Saturday 5th August 2016 at Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The day will include a full tour of the site and the opportunity to talk to Trust representatives followed by 1:1 interviews.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sue Calvert, Ward manager  ( Phone number removed ) 


The Trust promotes flexible working opportunities where ever possible to enable staff to balance their work and home life. We are committed to Equal Opportunities and operate a No Smoking Policy.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our Person Specification will be shortlisted for Interview.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.

The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert

If the post is subject to Disclosure & Barring Service checking, (formerly CRB) a charge of £44 for Enhanced and £26 for Standard clearance for will be made to the successful candidate(s).

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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

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