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Staff Nurse - Rotation Programme

Band 5

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Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan, WN1 2NN
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum pro rata
16/03/2018 23:59

Work for the Best in the North West*

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning NHS Foundation Trust that is one of the best performing Trusts in the region? 


Are you a newly qualified registered nurse or an experienced registered nurse looking for a change in direction?

Would you like to experience different clinical environments as part of a structured programme of rotation?

Are you looking to enhance your skills, resilience and knowledge to potentially develop your career? 

You can find out more by viewing our short video

If this sounds like you, then apply now for this exciting new opportunity! A rotation programme has been developed at WWL NHS FT for Band 5 Registered Nurses.  The programme comprises of 3 placements of 6 months each, where you will be supported to achieve specific learning objectives, whether that means being supported through Preceptorship or developing your management skills. There are four different programmes to choose from:

Programme 1 (Urgent Care Areas): Medical Assessment Unit/Clinical Decisions Ward/Ambulatory Assessment Area

Programme 2 (General & Specialist Medicine):  Astley ward/Ince Ward/Shevington Ward

Programme 3 (General & Specialist Medicine): Winstanley ward/Standish Ward/Coronary Care Unit

Programme 4 (Surgery & Trauma Orthopaedics): Langtree Ward/Swinley Ward/Aspull ward

You must state in your application which Programme you are applying for. 

You will spend 6 months working as a core team member in each area, taking 18 months in total. On each rotation you will be supported to learn, develop or consolidate skills, for example:

Months 1-6: Completion of clinical skills (including a formal taught induction programme), Preceptorship and developing a professional portfolio of evidence in preparation for Revalidation.

Months 6-12: Consolidation of skills and acquisition of skills such as cannulation and phlebotomy. In addition you will be able to gain specialist skills associated with your particular clinical area, such as capillary blood gas sampling

Months 12-18: You will undertake the Band 5>6 Development Package, which will enhance your management and leadership skills, ready for the next step in your nursing career.

At the end of the programme, you will either be able to choose your preferred clinical area for your permanent post as a Staff Nurse at WWL or have the option of continuing on the rotation programme in a different specialty (subject to availability).

You must be available to start employment as a Registered Nurse in either October 2018 or May 2019.


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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

Clare Thomas, Senior Nurse Professional Practice

Tel: 01942 822685 


If you have problems applying, contact

01942 773720