Staff Nurse- Spinal Injuries

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Spinal Injuries
NHS AfC: Band 5
Part Time & Full Time vacancies available
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£22,128- £28,746 Per Annum / Pro Rata
26/05/2017 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff. You can see what some of our staff have to say about working with us and learn more about our area and what we do by clicking on the youtube videos in the 'further links' section.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Spinal Injuries Staff Nurse – Adult or dual-trained
North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre

Working pattern: Based on a 12 hour rotational shift pattern throughout the 7-day period including day & night duty. There will also be an opportunity to work shorter shifts to ensure an even balance across the roster whilst facilitating patient care. Part-time hours will also be considered as the Trust supports flexible working patterns and work / life balance.

Are you a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and motivated nurse who would like to join an award winning, multi-professional team? If so, the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre in-patient ward-setting could be the place for you. Your role will involve providing a holistic approach to delivering goal-centred & outcome focused care & enablement for patients with a variety of abilities due to spinal cord lesion.

The Centre comprises of 43 in-patient beds, including 10 spinal Acute & Respiratory Care (ARC) beds that are supported by the Spinal Respiratory team. In addition we have developed a Spinal Outreach Service that currently offers 9 beds in a community setting. We provide acute care and rehabilitation services for individuals who have experienced a spinal cord lesion following trauma, surgery or other mechanism.

The Centre undertakes planned surgery for specialist procedures such as Intrathecal Baclofen Pump insertion & we are the national referral centre for Phrenic Nerve Pacemaker Implant surgery. There is also an extensive rehabilitation programme provided by a comprehensive multi-professional team that is supported by a Psychology & Counselling service. The Centre has dedicated rehabilitation & therapy facilities within the Department, including a fully equipped Gym, Hydrotherapy pool, upright mobility equipment & Occupational Therapy assessment / treatment areas.

You must:
•Be a 1st level Registered Nurse (Adult Branch) or Student Nurse due to qualify in April 2017
•Dual qualified staff (i.e. Adult / Paediatric or Adult / Mental Health) would also be welcomed
•Previous experience of working with patients with spinal cord lesions is preferable, although a full education & development programme will be provided
•Ideally have an interest in a specialist subject i.e. tissue viability, mental health, infection control, high dependency care
•Experience in an intensive care or high dependency setting would also be advantageous
•Have a desire to develop your knowledge and skills within this challenging and rewarding environment

We can offer you:
•Supervised practice with ongoing mentorship / preceptorship
•Experience in all aspects of nursing patients with spinal cord lesions including acute & respiratory care, domiciliary ventilation & rehabilitation
•Service specific induction days including a 3-week supernumerary status with opportunities to work alongside the wider multi-professional team including Outpatients, Outreach & Case Management
•In-house education & competency-based training programme
•Annual Personal Development Review
•Development opportunities based on identified and agreed training needs i.e. Mentorship, Critical Care, Tissue Viability, Infection Control, Leadership & Management

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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

Sandra Croston, Senior Sister or Tony Ward, Senior Charge Nurse for ARC & Respiratory Lead Nurse on 01704 704345

If you have problems applying, contact

01704 704810