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Staff Nurse - Elective Centre BGTH

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Across East Lancashire Sites
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting Staff Nurse opportunity has arisen offering the chance to be part of the Lancashire Elective Centre

Primarily based on the Burnley site you will be required to work flexibly to cover the needs of the service. This does include supporting the Trust's winter pressure areas.

This unit covers all elective admissions to include a Day surgery unit with an inpatient facility and Procedure Room.

We care for a mixture of Surgical and Medical Patients

The unit open's at 07:30 on a Monday and remains open until 14:00 Saturday afternoon.

Main duties of the job

Work collaboratively as part of a team including Health care assistants and student/ cadet nurses. Actively contribute to the delivery of high standards of individualised plans of nursing care.

Coordinate alongside the junior Sister.

Undertake all pre and post procedure patient care.

Work a variety of shifts to include days' nights and weekends.

Implement that clinical practice is carried out in accordance with trust and departmental policy.

Participate and promote service development.

Organise time, equipment and staff

Demonstrate competency in nurse led discharge policy to include the dispensing of medication.

Support patients, relatives and colleagues.

Participate in research and learning projects on going within the department.

About us

The Elective Centre is a busy unit that has 46 beds which are a mixture of day case and inpatient.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that treats multi speciality patients. These include Urology, General surgery, Vascular, Max fax, minor plastics, ENT, Breast, Chronic pain and orthopaedic.

We also care for patient Prior to Endoscopic procedures, recovering from peg insertions and having infusions.

You will gain confidence and autonomy in a nurse led unit, managed by a nurturing and supportive leadership team.

You will be given opportunity to develop your skill further as we also cover the DVT service.

If you want to be part of a strong team, with high standards of patient focused care, and a positive work ethic then this is the job for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be a 1st level Registered General nurse some surgical/ medical knowledge would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be given.

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative.

The Elective Centre is a busy working environment and can be physically and mentally demanding.

Have passion and drive to make this new centre a success.

Some cross site working may be required to cover the needs of the service

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Able to work the hours required to meet the needs of the service
  • Deal with information confidentially
  • Ability to demonstrate a sympathetic/ sensitive approach to patients and colleagues
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Demonstrate good team work
  • Ensure keeps up to date with core mandatory training
  • Actively seek to develop clinical skills and knowledge


  • Previous surgical experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Across East Lancashire Sites

Casterton Avenue

Across East Lancashire Sites

BB10 2PQ

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