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Registered Nurses - Ward 4

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Various Hours Available)
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Furness General Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pro rata per annum
Salary period
02/08/2021 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

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust provides acute hospital care to the local population. We are located on the edge of the beautiful Lake District.

Our team pride themselves on exceeding the expectations of our patients and their families and you can be assured of our commitment to your personal and professional development.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed Registered Nurses to Ward 4 at Furness Genera Hospital 

Ward 4 is a busy acute General Surgical Ward caring for patients with a wide variety of Surgical conditions which required  investigation and Surgical intervention.   

Ward 4 is a 24 bedded mixed sex ward, we take pride in providing the highest standards of nursing care in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our aim is to support you fully to develop and reach your career aspirations and full potential.   We look forward to hearing from you .  

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 healthcare 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

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

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st level Registered Nurse


Essential criteria
  • Willingness to undertake Teaching Qualification, Mentoring / assessing qualification, NVQ Assessors Award
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL or equivalent
  • Post registration clinical course appropriate to area.


Essential criteria
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of recent professional development.
  • Experience of establishing effective communication.
  • Experience of implementing change
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience within designated area.
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing junior staff.
  • Experience as shift team leader.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

Diane Charlton
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Diane Charlton 

Ward Manager   01229 870870  Ext 52093


Lynn Dack 

Matron Surgery FGH

Mobile number 07972640251