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 full time temporary contract for a Band 5 Staff Nurse on Ward 16
Ward 16 is a 12 bedded elective orthopaedic ward caring for patients of all ages who require elective orthopaedic surgery. The post would suit a newly qualified Staff Nurse or an experienced Staff Nurse wanting to gain further experience in orthopaedic nursing. We work within the enhanced recovery program and encourage our patients to get dressed as part of the pjparalysis and mobilise independently
We are looking for someone with good communication skills, who is enthusiastic and motivated to learn. You will be working in a close knit team within a busy ward and we will you require you to be flexible in your hours of working to ensure that we can deliver a quality service. We will offer a full induction into the ward and have a Practice Development Sister who works with the ward to help address any of your current and future development needs.
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 Ruth Thwaite or Sister Dawn Horth
Tel: 01253 953416