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Registered Nurse - Acute Frailty Unit

NHS: AfC: Band 5

Main area
Acute Elderly
NHS: AfC: Band 5
Various hours available
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum pro rata
25/09/2019 23:59

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


An Opportunitiy has arisen within Elderly Medicine on The Acute Frailty Unit situated at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) in Lancaster.

We are looking to employ registered nurses with elderly care experience who wish to be involved in improving care for frail patients. The Acute Frailty Unit is a 15 bedded assessment unit with a specific assessment criteria. Nurses involved in care will assess. impliment and evaluate care needs for frail patients in order to facilitate early discharge. The Frailty unit is supported by Eldely Consultants and a care of the eldely team of nurses.

This is an ideal opportunity to be involved with the continous development of the frailty unit and to re shape the pathway for the frailty patients within the Morecambe Bay Area.

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.

There is a wide range of hours available on a permanent basis with a firm commitment to your development and career progression with an emphasis on lifelong learning. Delivering top-quality services depends on our ability to recruit and keep good staff. We are currently developing schemes to make the best use of the skills and knowledge of our existing staff, as well as attracting new talent. We are going from strength to strength to ensure our patients are cared for by compassionate, dedicated teams who offer safe, personalised care every time.

Full support will be given for you to achieve your developmental needs, this may include Honorary Contracts to enable you to settle into the hospital environment. 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 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.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Angela McNally or Hayley Reading
Telephone: 01524519490