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Staff Nurse - Clinical Investigations Unit

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
A great opportunity is available to join our CIU work family. Your motivation, enthusiasm and positivity make you just the person we need in our fabulous Clinical Investigation Unit (CIU) to help drive our service forward. We are a completely nurse led service and with the support of the Sister and Unit Manager, you will be part of a team providing high quality care to enhance the patients experience.

Come and join our Gold star service. CIU is a lovely friendly, supported place to work and thrive.

Main duties of the job

Ensure a high standard of nursing is delivered by self and others based on assessment, planning, implement and evaluation of care to meet patient's needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.

We deliver multiple out-patient treatments to patients with long term conditions (treatments include venesection, out-patient parental antimicrobial therapy, blood transfusions and numerous intravenous therapies) with the aim of preventing the patient's admission to hospital.

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

We offer you the opportunity to develop and enhance your current nursing skills and to continuously develop new clinical skills which we know will stand you in good stead for the future.

Duties will include, but not be 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.
  • 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.-Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level and then report the outcome to line manager.

We are also proud to offer a fantastic work life balance with sociable working hours that will be so appealing to you- so what are you waiting for? You will genuinely join an amazing team that feels like family.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Appropriate NMC registered
  • Diploma In Nursing
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification, or willingness to work towards
  • Evidence of continuing education or development

Knowledge and experience


  • Willing to expand clinical role e.g. IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Awareness of changes within nursing practice

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Chorley Hospital

Preston Road



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