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Staff Nurse Ward 34

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months (Maternity leave cover)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
382-SACT148-21
Site
Blackpool Teaching Hospital
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/12/2021 23:59

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 and especially here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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. Due to Blackpool’s convenient location, Edinburgh in the north and London in the south can be reached within three hours by train.

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.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

 


Job overview

We currently have a fixed term, 12 month contract for 37.5 hours per week  on Ward 34  (Maternity cover).

Ward 34 is a 27 bedded Mixed Sex Acute Trauma Ward caring for patients with acute or pathological fractures or acute joint conditions.
On the ward you will care for patients from admission via Accident and Emergency or Orthopaedic Clinic. We care for our Orthopaedic high care patients here on our ward so you will get experience providing high level post operative care.

Within the same environment you will also care for patients rehabilitating post injury - and we are proud to be at the forefront of the #endPJParalysis campaign - working with our multi-disciplinary team in preventing patients from deconditioning.

Due to the nature of trauma, you will nurse patients with extensive skin damage and we work closely with tissue viability, to teach our staff the necessary skills.

Main duties of the job

Many of our patients have existing comorbidities so you will also gain experience dealing with many medical conditions. Some of our patients may become confused, or have dementia -and we are proud to encourage all our staff to become dementia friends, to actively support the Butterfly campaign and, as a pilot site for the trust, we are instrumental in developing Johns campaign.
We are also the trusts pilot area for training nursing associates - so encouraging, developing and supporting our teams is a key part of what we do.
 A full induction package and preceptorship programme will be offered and a Practice Development Sister works with the ward to help address any of your current and future development needs. There will also be the opportunity for further study in the area of Trauma Orthopaedics and associated courses such as Student Nurse Mentorship, Tissue Viability and Dementia and leading on to relevant management courses.

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

We are looking for someone with good communication skills, who is enthusiastic and motivated to learn. You will work in a close knit team and we will you require you to be flexible in your hours of working to ensure that we can deliver a quality service.

Please see attached job description for more information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (1st or 2nd Level)
  • Willingness to undertake teaching and assessing qualification
  • Willingness to undertake conversion course to Part 1 of the NMC register
  • Diploma/willingness to undertake Diploma
Desirable criteria
  • Post Registration qualification
  • Mentors qualification
  • Orthopaedic course

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to teach peers within clinical area
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of team and ward management management (either as Staff nurse or Student Nurse)

Skills and attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to establish priorities
  • Team Player & Team Leadership qualities
  • Assertiveness
  • Good time management
  • Basic I.T skills
  • Decision maker
  • Communicate at all levels
  • Problem solver
  • Lateral thinker
  • Basic Life Support
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English
Desirable criteria
  • - Venepuncture & Cannulation skills
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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Paul Howe
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
paul.howe@nhs.net
Telephone number
01253 953434
Additional information

Ward Manager Paul Howe or Sister Elizabeth Walsh
Tel: 01253 953434

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Aster Offices
BTH
Telephone
01253 957001