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Ward Staff Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Longridge Ward

1 x 37.5 hours per week or 2 x Part Time/Job Share available

Shift patterns to cover the ward 24/7

Essential Qualifications required:
  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Diploma in health related area or equivalent experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse with a special interest in the care of the elderly. Longridge ward within Longridge Community Hospital is a 15 bedded unit that focuses on providing high quality care for patients from within the local adult population with sub-acute health care needs. We are a step up/step down facility that supports recovery and recuperation following medical and surgical illness and also provides palliative care and manages the planning of complex discharge packages.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic nurse to join our well established multidisciplinary team. You will need to be committed to delivering a high standard of care and support change management. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who will motivate, inspire, promote patient safety whilst supporting the ward team to achieve targets this will be achieved through the provision of visible leadership, ensuring a high profile and presence on the ward.

For informal discussions please contact the Ward Manager using the details provided.

Main duties of the job

You will be an advocate for our patients, able to identify changes in need and be instrumental in planning for their current and future care. You will provide clinical and professional leadership for a ward based team of registered nurses and healthcare assistants and deputize for the ward sister in her absence

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse.
  • Diploma in health related area or equivalent experience



  • Excellent communication both written and verbal
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills
  • Team worker



  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency working

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Longridge Community Hospital



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