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Registered Nurse - Surgical Inpatient Unit

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Would you like to join a team of nurses who are supported by a multidisciplinary team ensuring patients are discharged safely back to the community following orthopaedic surgery?

At Westmorland General Hospital we have a dedicated Inpatient Surgical Unit which comprises elective surgery (Ward 7) and rehabilitation following trauma surgery (Ward 6).

An opportunity for a Band 5 Registered Nurse to work on Ward 7 in a fixed term contract has become available to work alongside our skilled and dedicated Team at Westmorland General Hospital. The Unit specialises mainly in Total Hip and Knee Replacement surgery, Breast surgery and Urology. This will involve a variety of shifts to work both, days and nights 7 days a week. There may be occasions where you are required to work on the rehabilitation ward where full support will be given.

Main duties of the job

We expect staff to work together as a team to achieve the best outcomes you will be encouraged to work with your manager to identify an individual competency pack which will be relevant to the area in which you intend to work and to meet your learning needs.Newly qualified Band 5 nurses are welcomed to apply you can work towards Band 5 competencies & develop extended roles. Full support for Preceptorship will be given.Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hazel Mason - Ward Manager 01539 715199

Anne-Marie Kelly - Ward Manager 01539 715257

About us

We operatefrom three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, andUlverstonCommunity Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 1st level Registered Nurse
  • Willingness to undertake Teaching Qualification, Mentoring /assessing qualification, NVQ Assessors Award


  • Post registration clinical course appropriate to area.
  • ECDL or equivalent



  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of recent professional development.
  • Experience of establishing effective communication.
  • Experience of implementing change.


  • Previous experience within designated area.
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing junior staff.
  • Experience as shift team leader.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Road



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