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Staff Nurse Gastro Unit

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Various Hours Available
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£22,128 - £28,746 pa pro rata
29/10/2017 23:59

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 are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic staff nurses to join our friendly team within the Gastroenterology Endoscopy Unit at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.
We are a forward thinking and expanding unit that includes all types of endoscopic procedures including EUS, ERCP, Enteroscopies, Bronchoscopies, EBUS etc and we also provide services for venesection, ascitic drains, pre assessment and bowel cancer screening.We also provide an on-call GI bleed service which you will be part of following a comprehensive induction programme.
The induction programme will include being mentored by an experienced member of the Endoscopy Team who will help you to settle in to your new role and achieve the necessary competencies.
The successful candidates will be part of a team introducing new and exciting initiatives within Endoscopy. You must possess good communication and organisational skills, be a pro active team player enabling you to develop providing high quality care.

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Applicant requirements

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 visit, please contact: Sr Claire Lester Gastro Nurse Manager on 01253 30000 (ext 3708), or sisters Lynne Butler, Estelle Calafiore and Vickie Fleming on 01253 300000 (ext 3043).

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 951159