Staff Nurse

Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust · Competitive · Chorley
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Responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating the personalised health and wellbeing care needs of patients, in line with the Trust's Values & Nursing & Midwifery Professional Framework goals example: personal hygiene and comfort, vital signs and EWS, early recognition and management of acutely ill patients, safe transportation, last offices, fluid balance monitoring, enteral feeding/ meeting nutritional needs, ECG, wound dressings, removal of sutures/clips, catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, blood transfusion, palliative and terminal care, care of central lines, admission and discharge, nasogastric tube insertion & care, care of epidural and IV infusion pumps, psychological and spiritual support.

Working for our organisation

You may have heard of Brindle Ward and think you may know what it's like - well we believe the best people to describe it are our staff, so we asked them and this is what they said:

o I have worked on Brindle Ward for 6 years and its always exciting and such great teamwork

o Really enjoy working here as the opportunities for growth are fantastic

o I started as a student and have just carried on my career here - now I am so so proud to be Ward Manager.

Brindle is a big unit - we have 30 beds and a fairly large surface area - but this adds real character to our workplace, we have two separate nurses stations which certainly helps us all achieve our 10,000 steps a day! You will also meet many staff from many of our services and will soon be friends with our dietitians, alcohol liaison team, speech and language, physio, OT, nutrition teams as we all play a role together in supporting our patients.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

-Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients' needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.

-Support and provide patient education and health promotion.

-Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff.

-Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.

-Assist in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care.

-Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care.

-Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation.

-Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation.

-Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals.

-Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

-To participate in education and training of junior staff.

-Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice.

-Proactively engage with Trust wide or local changes and developments in nursing practice e.g intentional rounding, alcohol screening.

-Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level and then report the outcome to line manager.

  • Appropriate NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards 18 months commencement in post
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards 18 months commencement in post

Desirable criteria

  • Degree

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria

  • Willing to expand clinical role e.g. IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates competency during internship

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality e.g. surgery
  • Knowledge of leadership and management
  • Research and development
  • Experience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs


If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check 30.20 and Enhanced DBS check 48.20. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining a position that requires a DBS check but later withdrawn your application you maybe required to reimburse Lancashire Teaching Hospitals the cost of the DBS.

Please note if you are applying for a volunteer position then the DBS check is free of charge.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

If you are applying for a secondment role please ensure you have agreement from your current line manager prior to attending an interview. Also please ensure you have read the LTHTR Secondment Policy. A copy of this can be found on the intranet or by contacting

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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