Staff Nurse - Network Wide

Band 5

Main area
Inpatient Unit
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Harbour / Guild Lodge / The Cove (CAMHS) / Pendleview (Royal Blackburn Hospital) / Burnley General Hospital (moving to Chorley in Autumn 2018)
Blackpool / Preston / Heysham (CAMHS) / Blackburn / Burnley (moving to Chorley in Autumn 2018)
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
31/12/2018 23:59

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Lancashire Care is proud to be listed in the Top 50 Inclusive employers list. This is recognition of the outstanding efforts made by LCFT in our commitment to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form.

For more information on Lancashire Care please visit our website via Lancashire Care

Are you a qualified Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse, or a nurse who is keen to return to practice, or a Student Nurse due to qualify in 2018?

Are you a compassionate, respectful team player committed to promoting excellence, teamwork and accountability?

Do you have excellent communication skills that would enable you to work within a challenging environment that constantly strives to provide the best possible experience for our service users and their carers? If so, we are looking for you to join one of our Inpatient teams at a number of locations across Lancashire.

The successful candidate will be a Nurse working within a multidisciplinary team and carry out a diverse range of duties.

As a Band 5 Nurse within the team you will be regularly supported and supervised by a nominated Band 6 Nurse Specialist and you will be encouraged to take personal responsibility for clinical supervision and your continued professional development plan.

You will undertake a period of preceptorship overseen by a named Band 6 Nurse Specialist within your team and engage on the trusts Preceptorship programme.

You will actively promote teamwork, respect, integrity, accountability, excellence and compassion within the clinical team in accordance with the Trust values and Code of Conduct. You are required to maintain links with your professional body and provide evidence for the revalidation process.

You will provide nurse leadership within the multidisciplinary team and ensure the effective assessment, formulation, planning and monitoring of care given to service users.

You will exercise professional accountability and responsibility using skills, knowledge and expertise in changing environments, across clinical boundaries and in unfamiliar situations as outlined within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

You will be required to offer clinical and managerial leadership to junior Health Care Staff and Student Nurses as part of your role within the team. You may be required to take on tasks that require you to operate electronic staffing record systems, authorising periods of leave, sickness and absence for junior nursing staff.

You will maintain a positive and open attitude towards organisational change and service development.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months’ salary. 

In return we can offer you:-

* NHS Terms and Conditions

*Excellent annual leave entitlement: 27 days, rising to 29 days after five years’ service and rising to 33 days after 10 years

* Training and development

* The option to purchase additional annual leave

* Occupational Health Service

* Confidential Employee Assistance Programme

* Variety of discounts from local attractions and businesses

* Salary sacrifice schemes

* NHS Pension

* Preceptorship package

* 1:1 support from Clinical Educators

* Access to flexible working arrangements

* Staff Health and Wellbeing Package

* Child Care Vouchers

* Talent Management Programme

* Free car parking on most sites

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All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions.


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Guild Lodge - Louise Eland - 01772 406730

The Harbour - Zuber Patel - Senior Matron - 01253 447895

The Cove (CAMHS Unit) – Mike Huitson / Steve Backhouse – 01524 550365

East Lancs Inpatient Unit (Blackburn / Burnley (moving to Chorley in Autumn 2018)– Jo Taylor – 01254 226444

All other enquiries please contact Phil Norris, Senior Recruitment Administrator- 01772 520200

If you have problems applying, contact

01772 773709