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Registered Nurse Corporate Bench

Job Description

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 16 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more tha 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac centre.
  • Accident and Emergeancy at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venepuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

Please note: applications for this post are open for qualified Registered General nurses who hold current NMC registration.

Do you need some extra money? Would you like to gain experience in new areas? Are you unable to commit to permanent employment but would like to work flexibly choosing your own work hours to suit your lifestyle?

If the answers to the above are yes, and you are a caring and considerate person with excellent communication skills then we need you!

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are looking for highly motivated and committed Registered Nurses to join our trust bench. You will have a can do attitude, be flexible and enjoy working with people of a similar mind who are as motivated as you are to deliver high standards of care in a supportive, responsive and friendly environment. You will have the opportunity to work across the organisation in a range of clinical areas and settings.

In return we will offer:

• Flexible hours to suit you
• Pay commensurate with the competency and skill set used in your placement
• Regular or occasional work
• Variety of work in all clinical areas/settings
• Paid induction & mandatory training updates
• Access to NHS Pension
• Free uniform

Hours worked will need to comply with the Working Time Directive.

Following a successful interview, you will be included on the Corporate Bench and offered shifts as soon as the pre-recruitment checks and statutory/mandatory training has been completed.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Natalie Hill, Corporate Bench Manager on Tel  ( Phone number removed ) , or Jessica Kozakiewicz, Bench Team Leader on Tel  ( Phone number removed ) 

Any invitation to interview will be sent to you via email using the email account stated on your application form. If you have not received a response within 3 weeks, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.

If you are currently employed by another NHS organisation, and been formally notified as being 'at risk', providing you meet the essential criteria for the post - please notify the Recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed )  to highlight your application.

Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

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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