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Staff Nurse

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.

Staff Nurse
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are looking for highly motivated and committed Band 5 Staff Nurses to work across the Specialities of Medicine within the Unscheduled Care Division. There are a variety of posts available within the Speciality of Medicine which encompasses Acute Medical Unit, Short Stay Unit, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Unit, Respiratory, Acute care of the elderly, Acute General Medical, Haematology / Oncology, Rheumatology / Dermatology, Infection isolation ward, Critical Care and A&E. We are also recruiting to the Rehab care of the elderly wards based at Clifton Hospital who work closely with the Acute Site, and welcome applicants with an interest within this specialty.
We require enthusiastic individuals with a can do attitude who have the ability to work within our friendly ward teams. They must be as passionate as we are in getting things right first time every time.
Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change. Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen and ensure that you are part of our defined preceptorship programme.
If you are motivated to deliver high standards of care and have the personal qualities and characteristics as outlined in the Blackpool person then this could be the post for you.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.
Please note that if you are successful in your application you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer (in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests). This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Please note: Applicants that have previously applied for this vacancy should not apply again.
For further details / informal visits contact:
If you wish to know more or wish to come and meet us for an informal chat and/or visit, please contact: Helen Knowles, Recruitment Sister on  ( Phone number removed ) 

For further details / informal visits contact:
Helen Knowles  ( 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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