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Staff Nurse - Clifton Hospital

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.

The Nurse Therapy Unit is situated on Ward 2 at Clifton Hospital and forms an integral part of the Fylde and Wyre Intermediate Care Pathways. The ward supports an integral approach to meeting the needs of the patients by having a focus on working with new and existing community health and social care services. We are seeking enthusiastic people to join us in providing high quality care to patients with identified rehabilitation requirements to enable them to return to their own homes..

Recent investment at Clifton Hospital has seen a complete refurbishment of the wards, development of a new therapy gym and space for group work as well as the implementation of a seven day therapy service and investment in Advanced Practitioner roles.

The post holder will work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team both in and outside of the hospital setting in order to provide a patient centred service working to identify patient needs and work towards ensuring a safe and timely discharge.

In return we will offer you a career pathway with support and training and would encourage applications from those with an interest in caring for our patients with complex needs.

In the role you will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and you will be able demonstrate the ability to provide high quality nursing care across a diverse range of patients. You should also be committed to and have evidence of on-going professional development.

If you would like more information or come in for an informal discussion or visit to the hospital please contact Jennifer Frary on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) or Courtney Bickerdike on  ( Phone number removed ) , ( Email address removed )

For further details / informal visits contact:
David Kay on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) or Courtney Bickerdike on  ( Phone number removed )  ( Email address removed ) alternatively contact:

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

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