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Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£37,570 - £43,772 pa
07/04/2020 23:59

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Sister / Charge Nurse - Critical Care

NHS AfC: Band 7

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. 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 patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


Band 7 Clinical Nurse - Critical Care Services

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Sister / Charge nurse to join the critical care team working within the Critical Care Services of Blackpool Victoria Hospital

We are looking for a highly motivated practitioner who is passionate about the care of patients to join our well-established critical care team, in delivering a 24/7 service. Applicants must have an understanding of the current health agenda and national guidance which informs critical care practice. Applicants will be expected to undertake internal rotation and weekend duties. You must have proven ICU experience which would include a successfully completed post registration course in Critical Care Nursing and Mentorship. You will also possess a high level of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in critical care nursing.

The Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit are separate provide high quality care for patients with a wide variety of medical, surgical and obstetric conditions in a critical care environment. Our Critical Care team is very friendly, progressive and committed Unit. We support, autonomy and professional development and are highly valued by the Matron and Education and Practice Development Team. We work very closely with our team of Consultants and Advanced Critical Care Practitioners to actively promote joint decisions on progressing both patients care and critical care practice. As a highly visible clinical leader, you will champion our values , and you will be instrumental in building a team for the future. You will play a key role in the development and delivery of education and training for all levels of staff in the department.


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Matron Tara Hassett
01253 300000 ext 22793
Bleep 980