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Registered Nurse - Ward 35

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
General Surgery
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: Temporary also available
37.5 hours per week (Full time & part time hours available)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
03/03/2021 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

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Lake District. We provide a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay.

Main duties of the job

As a staff nurse you will:

- Be able to work as an effective team member
- Have the ability to work flexibly
- Demonstrate effective communication skills
- Be able to deliver high quality patient focused care
- Be motivated and dedicated to improving clinical practice
- Be committed to personal and staff development
- Participate in the provision of high quality patient care.

You will work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe service delivery for patients and staff; participating in all aspects of wards duties.

Full support will be given for you to achieve your developmental needs. We expect staff to work together as a team to achieve the best outcomes; you will be encouraged to work with your manager to identify any individual learning needs relevant to the area.

You will be required to participate in providing 24 hour cover.


Working for our organisation

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated nurses to work on Ward 35 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Ward 35 provides care for all types of surgical patients including general, urology, ENT, Max Fac, orthopaedics and colorectal specialties.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Newly qualified Band 5 nurses are welcomed to apply; you can work towards Band 5 competencies & develop extended roles. Full support for Preceptorship given.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st level Registered Nurse
  • Willingness to undertake Teaching Qualification, Mentoring / assessing qualification, NVQ Assessors Award
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration clinical course appropriate to area.
  • ECDL or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of recent professional development.
  • Experience of establishing effective communication.
  • Experience of implementing change.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience within designated area.
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing junior staff.
  • Experience as shift team leader.

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable/ willingness to undertake specific clinical skills appropriate to speciality
  • Understanding of current NHS issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written & verbal.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance
Desirable criteria
  • Effective teaching skills and /or mentoring skills.
  • IT skills – use of email, word processing, internet searching
  • Effective leadership skills.
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sue Calvert
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 512244
Additional information

Matron Sarah Maguire or Janet Hayes

01524 516466