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Practice Development Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Practice Development
NHS AfC: Band 7
32.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£31,696 - £41,787 pa
25/10/2017 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.

Practice Development Nurse

Surgical Division

Band: 7

Hours: 32.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Practice Development Nurse to work within the Scheduled Care Division’s Surgical and Urology Directorate at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.
The post holder will work closely with the ward managers, providing clinical support and learning and development for newly qualified nurses, band 5 registrants and Health Care Assistants in their clinical practice. They will be a key point of support for our overseas nurses.
The role is key in regard to overseeing any incident related themes that may require training or bespoke capability management /development plans including medicines management.
The role will require teaching on the organisations clinical skills programme, including as intravenous drugs and venepuncture and cannulation and developing local inductions and development programmes within the division.
The post holder needs to be enthusiastic and innovative to implement development in practice and experienced in managing, leading and delivering a high standard of evidence based care to contribute to improving patient outcomes. Excellent communication, interpersonal and assessment skills are essential to facilitate the learning needs of nursing staff.

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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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