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Registered Nurses - Ward 37

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Salary period
02/12/2021 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

Do you enjoy the fast pace and challenges of a busy acute medical ward while working in a setting that can deliver job satisfaction and team work.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated nurse. You will be reliable, flexible, motivated and have a commitment to delivering high quality care to our patients.

Applications are invited from newly qualified and experienced nurses.

You will be offered preceptorship training, support and networking. Followed by committed learning and development throughout your career with opportunities of career progression.

Main duties of the job

A job opportunity has arisen on Ward 37, Acute Medical Respiratory, at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary to cover maternity leave. 

Ward 37 is  currently a 18 bedded ward with the potential of flexing a newly built 4 bedded HDU unit, shared with ITU when necessary. Specialist interest in respiratory care, providing acute, dynamic and compassionate care to our patients. We have a fantastic, friendly  and extremely conscientious team who  work closely with the MDT and who advocate collaborative working.


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 health care 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

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
  • Ability to develop standards of care
  • Ability to respond rapidly to emergency situations
  • Ability to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues
  • Understanding of current NHS issues
  • 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.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Watts
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 584839
Additional information

or 01524512390