Staff Nurse - Care of the Older Person
Closed for applications on: 25-Aug-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 25-Aug-2022 00:01
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Whinney Heys Road
- FY3 8NR
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 5)
- Main area
- Care of the Older Person
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.
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
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
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Any invitation to interview will be sent to the email account stated on your application form.
If the role you have applied for requires a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check we will administer this as part of your pre-employment checks. Please note, you will be required to repay the cost on appointment. This will be collected via a salary deduction. You can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months from your salary or as a one-off payment on commencement in post. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered. Currently the charges are - Basic DBS check £22.00, Standard DBS check £22.00 and Enhanced DBS check £42.00.
You are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service. This is an annual registration fee of £13. By registering for the update service you will not have the additional cost of repeated disclosures.
Should you withdraw your application, you may be required to reimburse the cost of the DBS check.
DBS checks remain free of charge for volunteer positions.
By submitting an application for this vacancy you are confirming your agreement to the above in the event you are successfully appointed.
The DBS Code of Practice can be accessed here.
Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.
Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.
Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.
The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.
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.
- Registered Nurse (1st or 2nd Level)
- Willingness to undertake teaching and assessing qualification
- Willingness to undertake study in relevant speciality subject
- Post Registration qualification
- Ability to teach peers within clinical area
- Evidence of continuous professional development
- Experience of team and ward management
- Basic life support
- Venepuncture & cannulation skills
Further details / informal visits contact
- Maria Jennings
- Job title
- Clinical Matron
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01253 955315