Staff Nurse

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are a small but thriving unit with only 14 beds which takes elective and emergency Ear Nose and Throat & Maxillofacial cases. As specialists in Ear, Nose and Throat & Maxillofacial surgery you will learn a vast amount about head and neck cancers, tracheostomies & laryngectomies as well as all the elective surgical and emergency conditions that patients develop.

We welcome experienced and newly qualified applications and even if you don't have any ENT or Max Fax experience, then do not worry as we have our own specialist nurses & a clinical educator who can teach you everything you will need to know. We are more interested in what you can bring to our team such as experience, attributes, behaviour & your wider nursing skills as we want the best all rounded nurses for our team. As well as our specialist nurses you will also meet many members of staff from the wider Multi-disciplinary team such as the Dieticians, Speech & Language therapists, Physiotherapists/OT, who all play an important role to support you and our patients throughout their stay and after their discharge.

As a supportive team we believe that you will learn so many new specialised skills which will stand you in good stead to your further nursing career. This role is demanding at times however, it is so rewarding and worthwhile. If you are unsure about this post, come along and see what we can offer you and where you will be working and then you will see what a welcoming and proactive ward we are.

Main duties of the job

You will have excellent communication skills, be forward thinking and well organised, with a positive attitude. Your role will be to work as part of an amazing team providing patient centred, clinically effective, safe and compassionate care, which will ensure the patients have a positive experience. If you are newly qualified, don't worry, you will not be thrown in the deep end as you will be enlisted onto the trusts amazing preceptorship and mentorship course, alongside a supernumerary period, which will give you all the nursing skills required to become the best nurse you can and an all-round super-star. In return of your commitment to your own personal professional development, we will provide extensive on-going training and personal development with annual appraisals.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Ward 3 Nurse you will have the opportunity to be trained in airway management of a patient with an altered airway including tracheostomy and laryngectomys. Caring for patients pre and post-operatively as well as ICU step downs.

You will be able to administer medications and nutrition through alternative routes such as NG'S, PEGS &RIGGS. whilst being able to support and guide your patients giving them the information and training needed to allow them to be independent at home on discharge.

We care for our own emergency admissions and full training will be given on how to treat and monitor emergency admissions such as stridors & epistaxis patients. You will be responsible for your own team on the ward completing individualised care plans, delegating jobs appropriately, providing holistic care, whilst maintaining a safe working environment.You will work closely with an experienced and skilled MDT team to provide Gold Standard care to all our patients.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • RN1, RN2 General Nursing Posts
  • RN8 or RNC Children's Nursing Posts
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards following 18 months commencement in post
  • Evidence of continuing education or development for more experienced Band 5 nurses


  • Degree

Knowledge and Experience


  • Willing to expand clinical role eg IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates competency during internship


  • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality eg surgery
  • Knowledge of Leadership and Management
  • Research and Development
  • Head and Neck Experience
  • Airway Management

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