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Staff Nurse - Care of the Older Person

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Care of the Older Person
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum
Salary period
24/08/2022 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

Ward 26 at Blackpool Teaching Hospital are looking for highly motivated and committed Band 5 Staff Nurses to work across the Frailty assessment unit and the Acute Care of the Older Person Directorate at the Victoria Hospital Site, and we are keen to welcome nurses with a passion for this specialty.
This a large directorate encompassing 4 wards and the frailty assessment unit which all work together, alongside a dedicated Clinical Matron, to provide the highest standard of care to this client group.

We require enthusiastic individuals with a can do attitude that have the ability to work within our friendly ward teams and frailty assessment unit. They must be as passionate as we are in getting things right first time every time. The nursing staff work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and pride themselves on delivering a high standard of care and effective discharge planning for the older person

Main duties of the job

Maintain high standards of nursing care and be personally accountable for professional and ethical actions, within the N.M.C Professional Code of Conduct. Give and promote Health Promotion Education, particularly around the specific speciality to the patient and carer in order to promote wellbeing and prevent further unnecessary hospital admissions. Ensure a high quality service is maintained by implementing Trust Clinical Governance Plans. Works as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team, and in conjunction with these other professionals promote a holistic model of care. Maintain contemporaneous and accurate written and/or electronic records ensuring all legal requirements are met. Be prepared to work flexibly and to the needs of the service


Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. 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 patients.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on the  Job Description and main responsibilities, Please see the attached Job Description.

Please also read the attached Person Specification to ensure you have the relevant criteria for the post.

The successful candidate will have a genuine desire to become part of this team and care for the older person and their family. They will demonstrate excellent communication skills and act as role model to the rest of the team and the nursing students who are frequently placed on the ward

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (1st or 2nd Level)
  • Willingness to undertake teaching and assessing qualification
  • Willingness to undertake study in relevant speciality subject
Desirable criteria
  • Post Registration qualification


Essential criteria
  • Ability to teach peers within clinical area
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of team and ward management


Essential criteria
  • Basic life support
Desirable criteria
  • Venepuncture & cannulation skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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

Maria Jennings
Job title
Clinical Matron
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Telephone number
01253 955315