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Staff Nurse - Fell View - Elderly Care

Band 5

Main area
Medicine
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
438-RC6586
Site
Royal Preston Hospital
Town
Preston
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 Per annum/Pro Rata for part time
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/01/2022 23:59

Job overview

Recent service developments at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, has led to the creation of this fabulous opportunity for both experienced and newly qualified registered nurses to join our new established unit.

Fell View based at Royal Preston Hospital is a new initiative and we are looking to recruit band 5 registered nurses to support and care for our medically optimised patients awaiting discharge. Our unit is small with a total bed capacity for 17 in-patients but very busy achieving safe and effective discharges.

 

Main duties of the job

Being part of a newly formed team we will enable you to build on your skills as a registered nurse and opportunity to influence service development. Our senior nursing team is committed to ensuring staffs feel supported in their roles, which reflects on patients and their families receiving the best care possible.

We are therefore seeking highly motivated, committed and flexible Staff with all round skills and experience to work within the unit. In return we offer bespoke training opportunities to meet individual needs in an environment that is friendly and conducive to your work life balance.

 

Working for our organisation

We have 9000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients.  Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You’ll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you’d never have done.  

You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for all frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status will form part of your Occupational Health assessment. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk   

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating the personalised health and wellbeing care needs of patients, in line with the Trust’s Values & Nursing & Midwifery Professional Framework goals example: personal hygiene and comfort, vital signs and EWS, early recognition and management of acutely ill patients, safe transportation, last offices, fluid balance monitoring, enteral feeding/ meeting nutritional needs, ECG, wound dressings, removal of sutures/clips, catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, blood transfusion, palliative and terminal care, care of central lines, admission and discharge, nasogastric tube insertion & care, care of epidural and IV infusion pumps, psychological and spiritual support.

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for all frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status will form part of your Occupational Health assessment. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk   

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • • Appropriate NMC registration
  • • Diploma in Nursing
  • • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards 18 months commencement in post
  • • Evidence of continuing education or development
Desirable criteria
  • • Degree

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Willing to expand clinical role e.g. IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • • Knowledge of clinical governance and the relevance to practice
  • • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • • Demonstrates competency during internship
Desirable criteria
  • • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • • Knowledge of leadership and management
  • • Experience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Natasha Donaghey
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Natasha.Donaghey@lthtr.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01772524008
Additional information

Matron Kate Bamber 01772523052