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Staff Nurse - Orthopaedics

Job Description

Are you a Staff Nurse looking for a new challenge?

We have a number exciting Staff Nurse opportunities across the Trauma Directorate. We are looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join either our two 24 bedded Orthopaedic Wards or our brand new purpose built major trauma ward.

Our Orthopaedic Wards provide a quality service for patients who undergo orthopaedic joint replacement and other orthopaedic procedures.
The Major Trauma Ward is a new 10 bedded high observation Level 1 unit, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to patients who have suffered a major trauma.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is the specialist centre for a mixture of specialties:

• Major Trauma Centre
• Trauma orthopaedics
• Neurosurgery
• Vascular
• Maxillo-facial and plastic surgery
• Burns
• General Surgery with HOBS

You will have a 4-6 weeks supernumerary period, this is flexible and dependent on your experience, we will support you in accessing other learning opportunities through higher education to achieve your BSc and MSc, in preparation for promotional opportunities.

Rotation opportunities will be considered

We also offer flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work and provide a number of benefits, which include:

• Flexible working (full and part-time considered)
• Exceptional Preceptorship programme with a dedicated Practice Based Educator and on-going CPD
• Potential for Rotational posts to enable a multi-skilled approach
• Onsite Nursery, with Childcare Voucher scheme in place with Childcare subsidy.
• Salary sacrifice schemes including Cycle to Work / Car Lease / Computers / Smart TV’s
• Free staff Wifi in and around the hospital
• Subsidised restaurant.
• Strong links with local Universities.
• 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays. Option to purchase additional annual leave.
• NHS Pension Scheme

We organise and offer a range of opportunities that promote good health and enhance your wellbeing that include:

• Classes including, Yoga, Zumba, Box fit, Dance
• Counselling support
• Cycle challenges
• Mediation
• Physiotherapy
• Smoking cessation
• Staff Social Club with organised trips
• Walking Club

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to work for an organisation which values its employees. You will work as an integral member of the team, providing a high standard of nursing care. You must be highly motivated and able to demonstrate good communication skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Matron Michelle Durkin
 ( Phone number removed )  / ( Email address removed )

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)

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