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Staff Nurse - Outpatients Department

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in working within a clinic setting providing IV medications for new and longstanding neurology patients? Do you enjoy a busy interesting working environment? We have a dynamic , hardworking and welcoming team waiting for you!

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated registered staff nurse to work in our Outpatients Department within the Brock Assessment Area, located at the Royal Preston Hospital

Main duties of the job

You will have good communication and interpersonal skills, be flexible and able to use own initiative. You will need to be able to work in a team and on your own and demonstrate excellent patient care to ensure our patients and families have an excellent experience. Outpatient experience not required, however IV and cannulation skills would be required for this post

We offer a five day service to our patients Monday to Friday primarily the shifts are 0800 -1600 , on a Thursday you will be required to work until 18:00.

About us

We have 10000 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

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.
  • Support and provide patient education and health promotion
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Assist in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care
  • Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care
  • Take on appraiser / appraisee role
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation
  • Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation
  • Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals
  • Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness
  • To participate in education and training of junior staff.
  • Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice
  • Proactively engage with Trust wide or local changes and developments in nursing practice e.g intentional rounding, alcohol screening
  • Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level and then report the outcome to line manager.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards following 18 months commencement in post
  • Diploma


  • Degree in nursing

Knowledge and Experience


  • Awareness of changes within nursing practice
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures


  • Knowledge of Ethical issues
  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality eg Discharge, patient flow or Outpatients Outpatients
  • Previous experience in patient flow, discharge or Outpatients.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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