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Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (part hours available)
Job ref
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Pendle Community Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum
Salary period
10/11/2021 23:59

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Staff Nurse - Marsden Ward

NHS AfC: Band 5

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse to join the established multi-disciplinary team on Marsden Rehabilitation Stroke Unit.

Are you passionate about Stroke Rehabilitation and helping patients to achieve their potential and improve their quality of life? If so, we are looking to appoint a motivated, compassionate and caring person to join our established unit.

We aim for all staff to feel valued and empowered to achieve a patient centred approach to stroke rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

Sitting within the Directorate of Medicine for Older People, Marsden Rehabilitation Stroke Unit is a 24 bedded ward which specialises in Stroke Rehabilitation at Pendle Community Hospital. Pendle Community Hospital is a lovely Community Hospital sitting in a picturesque rural area of Lancashire. The hospital comprises 72 beds across 3 wards providing general and stroke rehabilitation.

On Marsden RSU  we have been awarded the SILVER award as we have achieved SPEC (Safe, Personal, Effective Care) status for 2 consecutive years and a further recent green NAPF  which is something we are incredibly proud of.

We have created a supportive environment in which to work and the organisation provides a wealth of support and training opportunities for staff.

Here at Marsden there is the potential to be part of the established team which continue to deliver outstanding care. This is a friendly, supportive, innovative medical and nursing team, whom are committed to providing and maintaining high standards of patient centred care.


Working for our organisation

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £44.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £27.00 which includes a small handling fee. 

This cost is not applicable for a Volunteer post


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking to work with someone who is highly motivated, committed and a passionate individual to work within this excellent team. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, whilst being able to maintain outstanding standards of care and act as a positive role model at all times.

We are one of the most renowned Rehabilitation Hospitals in the area, working closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, which therefore provides us with the opportunity to make a real difference and improvement to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, alongside general and stroke rehabilitation.

We work closely with families with this goal in mind, or to support patients and their families to arrange safe discharge with care support, or to an appropriate care setting.

The Hospital also has the support of the local charity ‘Friends of Pendle Community Hospital’ that works hard raise funds to provide extra comforts for patients; and has recently been able to redevelop the rooftop and courtyard gardens which allowed some patients’ therapy sessions to be undertaken in a different setting.

The successful candidates will be registered with a General Nurse qualification and be on the NMC Register and will demonstrate the Trust’s values at all times ensuring the provision of quality nursing care. They must have the initiative to adapt to the changing demands of the service and be able to contribute to the development of service provision.

The successful applicant will be committed to continuously striving to improve the patient experience and outcome at every opportunity utilising a person centred approach.

If you would like to be a member of an enthusiastic NHS team committed to training & development to ensure your own continuing professional development then we would welcome your application.


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered 1st Level or equivalent as verified by the NMC
Desirable criteria
  • To have knowledge of current research applicable to the post’s specialist area.

General Experience

Essential criteria
  • Suitable post-registration experience (usually 12 months)
  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Be numerate.


Essential criteria
  • Able to manage the care for a group of people and prioritise workload with minimal supervision.
  • Be proficient at calculating medication doses.
  • Able to write basic reports.
  • Able to train less qualified carers/learners
  • Moving and handling
  • Computer/keyboard skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Able to present reasoned discussion.
  • Evidence of continuous development.
  • Be competent in venepuncture and cannulation


Essential criteria
  • Be able to work in a team.
  • Be supportive of team members.
  • Able to communicate effectively to patients, visitors and colleagues
  • Able to listen actively.
  • Have effective interpersonal skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision within the job description.


Essential criteria
  • Be able to fulfil; various shift patterns on the ward, inc. nights.
  • Able to adapt to change.
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Gillian Gelder
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Kat Eves-Keenan



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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust