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Registered Nurse - Acute Ambulatory Care

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (12 hour shifts)
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Furness General Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
27/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated nurse to join our team in Ambulatory care. This is a nurse practitioner led unit supported by Acute Physicians; it is located adjacent to ED and ICU on level 4 of FGH and operates 7 days a week.

As part of the current drive to adopt the principals of same day emergency care, Ambulatory Care in Furness General aims to reduce pressure on the emergency department and offer an alternative to traditional inpatient stays.  This is achieved by directly accepting appropriate patients referred from primary care, for assessment, investigation and treatment with the aim to discharge on the same day.

In addition an active “pull” process is being developed to identify patients within ED who can be safely managed by the Ambulatory care team. ACU can also offer follow up services to facilitate early discharge from medical wards to reduce the length of an inpatient stay and safety net treatment decisions.



Main duties of the job

As part of a friendly proactive team, all staff are encouraged to progress clinically, personally and professionally and to be involved in the development of the unit. The department is committed to appraisal, to support continuous education and professional development.

As part of our team you will be required to:

Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve desired outcomes that promote the well being of patients.

Act as mentor or assessor in supporting and developing junior staff e.g. student nurses, return to practice nurses registered and unregistered staff through mentorship/preceptorship and induction.

Act as an effective role model for all ward staff.

Identify problems which effect planning and delivery of patient care and actively work towards solving them empowering others to make decisions.

Lead the ward as team leader or taking charge of a shift.


Working for our organisation

We operate from 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 health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community 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, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main 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 https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Registered nurse with experience in medicine
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Richard Tyson
Job title
Lead ANP/ Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403531
Additional information

Helen Akrigg ANP