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Staff Nurse - Outpatients

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
A vacancy has arisen for a registered nurse to join the outpatient team across the peripheral hospital sites, these include - Accrington, Clitheroe, Nelson & Rossendale.

This role will involve travel between those sites so it is essential that the successful candidate has access to transport for work purposes

Centralised outpatients support clinics from a wide and varied number of specialities, giving the post holder the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of clinics

Main duties of the job

As the RN in clinic you will often be taking charge of the department, supporting team members and ensuring the smooth running of clinics, assisting clinicians and supporting patients throughout their visit to ensure they receive the best possible care.

About us

Centralised outpatients operates across 8 departments within the trust offering high quality care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate, programmes of evidenced-based nursing care.
  • Assist in the management and organisation of a clinical area.
  • Participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Provide cover as required at other OPD sites at the direction of line manager.
  • Ensure effective communication with patients, relatives, carers and colleagues.
  • Develop own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others, undertaking post-registration training where required for the needs of the department, and in keeping with the development of a learning organisation.
  • With the department Sisters, contribute to the development of the service.
  • Ensure own actions promote quality and alert others to quality issues.
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights.
  • Assess the health and wellbeing needs of people whose needs are stable or complex.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate programmes of care, ensuring practice is evidence-based.
  • Influence the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice.
  • Supervise the work of a team when necessary.
  • Ensure a cost-effective approach is maintained when ordering medical and surgical supplies.
  • Attend departmental meetings and carry out delegated duties.
  • Attend Multidisciplinary meetings as required.
  • Participate in Individual Performance Review annually.
  • Provide support, guidance and training for newly appointed staff, students, and those undertaking NVQ or post-registration training.
  • Assist with the Essence of Care benchmarking process as required.
  • Adhere to all the NMC professional codes and guidelines and perform professional and clinical duties in accordance with these and the Trusts Policies and procedures.
  • Use, in a proper and safe manner, the equipment and facilities provided.
  • Refrain from the wilful misuse, or interference, with anything provided In the interests of health and safety, and any action which may endanger yourself and others.
  • Report as soon as practical, all hazards and defects to your line manager.
  • Report as soon as practical, all accidents, and potential or actual incidents, ensuring that the relevant forms are completed.
  • Assist with the process and assessment of clinical and non-clinical risks, and the formulation and implementation of action plans required.

  • Person Specification



    • NMC Registered nurse
    • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
    • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the health care setting
    • Proof of continued professional development since registration


    • Experience in OPD

    Employer details

    Employer name

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


    Accrington Victoria Hospital

    Haywood Road


    BB5 6AS

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