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Care of the elder person
Tempory (9Months)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Ward 4 Clifton hospital
£26,302 to £35,225 pa
03/04/2017 23:59
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Sister/charge nurse


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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 services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

We currently have vacancy for a temporary band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse position to cover Maternity leave for approximately 9 months on Ward 4 at Clifton hospital. Ward 4 is a 24 bedded care of the elder person/rehabilitation and complex discharge ward. As a team the nursing staff work closely with the hospital discharge team, physio and occupational therapy to achieve the best outcomes for our patients
I am seeking an innovative, highly motivated, flexible, forward thinking nurse with good communication skills who has the ability to manage a busy and at times challenging ward on a daily basis using expert clinical knowledge and judgement whilst providing support to staff and your ward manager. You will be expected to involve yourself in further developing the already excellent patient focused care.
You will be expected to have a ‘hands’ on approach in providing high quality care and have a visible and approachable presence on the ward. You will be expected to deputise for the ward manager in their absence and project a professional persona at all times
I am keen to employ an individual with an enthusiastic leadership style and who will develop the potential that is to be found within their colleagues’. I would welcome applicants who have a desire and interest to work in the Care of the Older Person specialty. This is excellent opportunity for anybody wanting to develop their leadership skills.

The successful candidate will be supported by the Ward Manager and Matron

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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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Stuart Wigg
01253 956215

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Department
01253 957251