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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Ward 2a Neurosurgical High Care
Band 5
full time, part time, days & nights
Job ref
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
31/03/2019 23:59

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is one of the largest foundation trusts in the North West. We provide a range of specialist tertiary services including cancer, renal, burns & plastics, neurosciences and specialist mobility & rehabilitation. We are the major trauma centre and the vascular centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria. This means our hospitals deliver the latest treatment for a broad spectrum of serious, complex and uncommon conditions. We also provide the local hospital services for the 400,000 population of Central Lancashire from our hospitals in Preston and Chorley.

The Neurosurgical Unit at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust comprises of 3 Wards, 2a, 2b & 2c. We provide care and treatment for patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria who have Neurosurgical conditions such as brain & spinal tumours, subarachnoid haemorrhages, acquired brain injuries and complex spinal disorders.

Ward 2a is a mixed, 17 bedded area with 10 level 2 beds, 1:4 nursing and a diverse mix of acuity, dependency & complexity.

We care for a wide variety of patients and their families many of whom are stepping down from Critical Care and often have multiple complex needs including tracheostomies, NGT’s, arterial lines, EVDs & ICP monitoring.

The nursing role also involves the assessment, care and recovery of patients undergoing a wide variety of elective & emergency Neurosurgical procedures. Our nurses are simply the best & the team works closely with colleagues from Tracheostomy Ward Round, Speech & Language Therapy, Occupation Therapy, Physiotherapy & Dieticians to ensure our patients receive the best individualised care possible. The work is varied, and at times complex & challenging.

Ward 2a is seeking to recruit resilient individuals with excellent communication skills, who are flexible and adaptive in many situations and are constantly striving to go the extra mile for our patients and to see the possibilities to make a real difference.

You must have a commitment to developing coaching skills and be able to obtain & evaluate information to help with decision making.

This is a demanding but rewarding work environment. We always put patients first and believe in creating an open and positive working environment where staff feels valued and empowered.

No previous Neurosurgical experience is required as we will provide a comprehensive Trust & Local induction, including a 6 week supernumery period allowing you to fully experience the Department without the added pressure with a friendly & supportive Team. The secret to our success is teamwork and a comprehensive training package to develop your competence in many different areas such as care of the deteriorating patient, cough assist, PCA’s. This will be actively encouraged and provided through out your employment.

If you think you have right values to offer us at this exciting time in your career and would like to develop your professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness then we would very much like to hear from you. We welcome newly qualified staff as well as experienced nurses who wish to specialise in the exciting and evolving area of Neurosurgical nursing.

CQC Area of Outstanding Practice – Ward 2a Staff competed and won funds from local garden centres to help landscape a sensory garden area for patients and their loved ones to enjoy, located in a small courtyard within the neurosurgical ward area. “Our Nurses are simply the best. Want to join Our Team?”

 Interview Date: To be confirmed

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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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Rachel Rhodes: Ward Manager - / 01772 523713

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