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Qualified Band 5 staff nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
General Surgical Ward
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: Includes regular evenings, nights and weekends
Part time - 18 hours per week (Evening, nights and weekends)
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£25,655 - £31,534 Pro rata Per annum
Salary period
08/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

An exciting Opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Band 5 Registered Nurse to Join the Ward 4 Team at Furness General Hospital 

We are looking to recruit a qualified nurse into a full-time permanent position on Ward 4. 

Ward 4 is a 24 bedded Acute General Surgical Ward - with the opportunity to develop your knowledge, and clinical skills caring for patients admitted for a wide range of  elective major surgery and urgent surgical procedures. 

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would become an employee of MBHT and would be required to work in line with all trust policies and procedures. 

The role requires excellent communication skills and you will be assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating  care for your patients .   Ward 4 have a committed multi-disciplinary team who will be keen to  support your development

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Nursing qualification

Essential criteria
  • Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration clinical courses appropriate to area


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with MDT members
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience

Clinical skills

Essential criteria
  • Skills appropriate to area
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and skills obtained in a relevant Band 5 post
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Diane Charlton
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 870870
Additional information

  Ext 43855


If you have problems applying, contact

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