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
We currently have a 12 month fixed term post to cover maternity Leave cover on Ward 34 . Ward 34 is a 27 bedded Mixed Sex Acute Trauma Ward caring for patients with acute or pathological fractures or acute joint conditions.
On the ward you will care for patients from admission via Accident and Emergency or Orthopaedic Clinic. We care for our Orthopaedic high care patients here on our ward so you will get experience providing high level post operative care.
Within the same environment you will also care for patients rehabilitating post injury - and we are proud to be at the forefront of the #endPJParalysis campaign - working with our multi-disciplinary team in preventing patients from deconditioning.
Due to the nature of trauma, you will nurse patients with extensive skin damage and we work closely with tissue viability, to teach our staff the necessary skills.
Many of our patients have existing comorbidities so you will also gain experience dealing with many medical conditions. Some of our patients may become confused, or have dementia -and we are proud to encourage all our staff to become dementia friends, to actively support the Butterfly campaign and, as a pilot site for the trust, we are instrumental in developing Johns campaign.
We are also the trusts pilot area for training nursing associates - so encouraging, developing and supporting our teams is a key part of what we do.
A full induction package and preceptorship programme will be offered and a Practice Development Sister works with the ward to help address any of your current and future development needs. There will also be the opportunity for further study in the area of Trauma Orthopaedics and associated courses such as Student Nurse Mentorship, Tissue Viability and Dementia and leading on to relevant management courses.
We are looking for someone with good communication skills, who is enthusiastic and motivated to learn. You will work in a close knit team and we will you require you to be flexible in your hours of working to ensure that we can deliver a quality service.
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
Sister Lindsey Kelsall or Sister Elisabeth Walsh
Tel: 01253 953434