Nursing Associate - Theatres

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Chorley, UK
12 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Please note: The Nursing Associate role is a qualified role and applicants are expected to hold theNursing Associateregistration with the Nursing&Midwifery Council (NMC). Applicants who do not hold the relevent registration will not be considered for interview.

#WeAreElhtTheatres need Dynamic Qualified Nursing associates to join our visionary surgical team. Exciting opportunities for both newly qualified and experienced practitioners to work in a variety of specialities. Fully supported by a friendly theatre family, who are an extremely talented group of dedicated and engaged professionals at Royal Blackburn and Burnley General teaching hospitals.

Do you want to work in an environment that makes you feel valued and proud of the outstanding high quality personal care that our staff deliver? Come and work for a trust who's commitment to progression in staff culture has earned the Health Service Journal Award 2018 "Creating a Supportive Staff Culture"

Opportunities are available to work in Recovery and Scrub across various specialities including ENT, Maxillofacial, General surgery, Vascular, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, and Emergency/ Elective Orthopaedics.

As well as being highly professional, we're looking for people who are committed, caring, enthusiastic, great communicators and can adapt to change.

At East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (ELHT) our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care for the 750,000+ patients we treat each year at our five hospitals.

We are proud of our advancements in ground breaking robotic assisted surgery and were the first Trust in Lancashire to introduce a DaVinci robot in 2015.

Our dedication to improving patient safety has led to our recent award by the Patient Safety Learning Organisation "for our widely recognised "below 10,000ft' campaign.

We offer a comprehensive training programme which includes a personal development progression plan. You will be personally supported by our onsite Practice Educators to achieve your full potential.

Here at ELHT theatres, we value our staff, we recognise individual and team brilliance and pride ourselves in talent spotting excellence, which we highlight through ELHT STAR awards and Employee of the month nominations.

As an ELHT employee, you will be eligible for multiple staff benefits including staff lottery, onsite staff gym and secure staff parking at both sites.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account from which you apply as we may use this to contact you regarding your application.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. Flexible Working applications will be considered. The Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact a member of Recruitment Services on 01254 732075 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied. Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie White - 01254 735117 - ( Email address removed )

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods:
By telephone 01254 732075
or email ( Email address removed )
or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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