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Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Job Description

We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified nurses.

Are you looking for a new challenge? We have exciting opportunities within our Critical Care service. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated staff nurses to join our innovative and rapidly expanding team.
Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust is the specialist regional centre for a mixture of specialties:

- Major trauma centre
- Neurosurgery
- Neurology
- Vascular surgery
- Maxillo-facial and plastics
- Upper Gastro-intestinal
- General surgery
- Renal and dialysis
- Respiratory
- Gynaecology
- Oncology and Radiotherapy

All experienced staff have a minimum of 4 - 6 weeks supernumerary period – this is flexible depending on previous experience.
All newly qualified staff have a 12 week supernumerary period.
The education team has a 12 month induction programme for all new starters which complies with the critical care network clinical skills framework.
We support staff in accessing other learning opportunities through higher education to achieve their BSc and MSc. This includes facilitating access on to the 60 credit critical care course in preparation for promotion opportunities.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Matron Jane Platt
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Lead Sister Catherine Richardson ( Email address removed )
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Please note that all our applications are processed through another system and applications made via NHSJobs will be transferred into this system automatically. You can follow the progress of your application by registering an account at or by contacting the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £3020 and Enhanced DBS check £4820. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


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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