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Surgery & Anaesthetics
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
10/04/2020 23:59

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Staff Nurse - Trauma & Orthopaedics (Ward B22)

Band 5

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Are you an experienced or newly qualified nurse, or due to qualify as a nurse of the future?

If you want a rewarding career with a Trust that is not only rated as “GOOD” with “areas of outstanding” in our recent CQC inspection, but also has an excellent reputation for staff morale, quality of care, staff engagement and much more (2018 NHS staff survey) and who’s care strives to make a difference in the lives of our patients and the wider community. Then this is your opportunity to join our enthusiastic, committed and dynamic Orthopaedic team!

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Our Service at Royal Blackburn Hospital, consists of a 23 bedded dedicated hip fracture ward (B22) and a 23 bedded adult trauma ward (B24) We have a dedicated Trauma team and fracture clinic outpatient service all supported by 16 orthopaedic trauma consultant’s  and 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioner’s.


B22 Hip Fracture ward.

Ward Manager Sarah Eastwood has an equally skilled and dedicated team of staff providing a service to patients who have sustained hip injuries including traumatic or pathological fractures. We provide data to the National Hip Fracture Database which has improved the service that our patients receive. We work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues form Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics, fracture clinic, plaster room and the emergency department in order to ensure we provide Safe Personal and Effective care for all our patients.


Opportunity’s we could offer you

  • To work with our enthusiastic dynamic teams
  • Participate in our specialised Orthopaedic training programme, fully supported by our own Practice Education Facilitator.
  • Full preceptorship programme
  • Access to our comprehensive learning and development resources
  • Fully equipped library facility for all your learning needs
  • Gain experience in our various departments including, fracture clinic, Ward 15 (elective) at Burnley General Hospital, B22, B24 plus our “outstanding” Hip and Knee school
  • Access to our leadership development programme plus many more learning opportunities.


Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received.  Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note, that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.  Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust. 

We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. 

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian  and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that ELHT has an under-representation of BAME employees.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.     By telephone 01254 732075 or email or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

Appointments will be made on merit.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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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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