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Children's Nurse
NHS AFC Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
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Furness General Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
28/08/2017 23:59
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Registered Children's Nurse

NHS AFC Band 5

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

Do you want to work for an organisation who has just received an overall rating of GOOD from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with a rating of OUTSTANDING in care?

Do you consider caring with compassion to be fundamental to your role?

Looking for a new career path in one of the most picturesque parts of the country? Are you a student looking to take up your first post? Then Morecambe Bay is just the place for you, offering the beautiful Lake District on your doorstep and within easy reaching distance of the City of Lancaster which offers excellent transport links to the main cities in the UK.

Our Trust is recruiting enthusiastic, highly motivated nurses to join our dynamic, dedicated, forward thinking professional team which serves a wide geographical area with rural and urban communities.

You will be reliable, flexible, motivated, have excellent clinical skills, a commitment to ongoing learning and development, a commitment to delivering high quality care, and be willing and open to embracing positive change and transformation in order to meet the demands of the community we serve.

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

The services we provide:

Children’s Inpatient, Day Care, Assessment and Outpatients

Our Children’s inpatient services provide compassionate care for Children and Young People from 0 to 16 years of age across two busy sites, Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital. The units provide care for a mixture of specialties and for a wide range of conditions including High Dependency Care.

The unit’s encompass inpatient, day care and assessment services for our communities. We also have dedicated Children’s Out-Patient departments on both sites. This ensures a rich variety of experiences and development for our staff.

Emergency Department

To ensure that the Children and Young People within our communities receive the best possible care when visiting our Emergency Departments we are now working in collaboration with our Emergency colleagues to provide Children’s leadership and emergency care with dedicated Children’s nurses 12 hours a day.

Development Opportunities

Here at Morecambe Bay we are not only committed to supporting our employees in mandatory training requirements but also professional development in your Children’s nursing career. We offer the following (not an exhaustive list):

- Preceptorship Package
- Rotational posts to the Emergency Department
- Supported development in tertiary centres
- Various in-house leadership programmes
- PLS and opportunity to complete APLS
- Support from Practice Development Team

We use E-Rostering which offers many benefits to our employees and allows a more accessible Off Duty and easier requests system, making annual leave requests, possible from the comfort of your own home.

Anyone newly appointed to the Trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Josephine Holmes, Ward Manager, Furness General Hospital, Tel: 01229 491090, Email:

Heather Wood, Children and Young People’s Matron, Tel: 07775560819

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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