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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Trauma Orthopaedics
Band 5
Various Full Time and Part Time hours available.
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Royal Preston Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
31/12/2018 23:59

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is one of the largest trusts in the North West, and offers a multitude of opportunities to really kick start your career within the NHS.

The Surgical division is delighted to offer this exciting opportunity on the trauma orthopaedic Ward 16, which is part of the major trauma centre for the North West. We have a fully supportive Major trauma team including specialist nurses and Psychology. We welcome both experienced and newly qualified staff nurses to be a part of an innovative, forward thinking and dynamic team. 

Our Trauma ward provides a quality service for trauma orthopaedic patients who have had an orthopaedic injury, require surgical intervention and patients who undergo orthopaedic investigations. You will develop many of your nursing skills with excellent support and leadership. We work collaboratively with a patient focussed, Integrated Therapy team based on the unit and aim for the best possible outcome for the patient, with a focus on reablement.

We offer 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.

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

In addition to the many other benefits of working at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you may also be entitled to apply for our relocation package. As a Trust we recognise the importance of securing the right candidate for a role; and we therefore offer an attractive relocation package of £1,500 for any nurse relocating more than one hour away from their current address.

Interview Date: W/C 7th January 2019


For any further information regarding our relocation package, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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 Fiona Jones Ward Manager 01772 522990

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