Children and Young people

 

Do you consider caring with compassion to be fundamental to your role?

Looking for a new career path and a lifestyle change too?  AreChildrens ward 29.jpg you a student looking to take up your first post?  Then Morecambe Bay is just the place for you, offering a combination of the beautiful Lake District on your doorstep within easy reaching distance of the City of Lancaster which offers excellent transport links to the main cities in the UK.

Our Trust is recruiting enthusiastic, highly motivated nurses and clinical support staff, to join our dynamic, dedicated, forward thinking professional team which serves a widespread geographical area with rural and urban communities. 

You will be reliable, flexible, motivated, have excellent clinical skills, a commitment to ongoing learning and development, a commitment to delivering high quality care and be willing and open to embracing positive change and transformation meeting the demands of the community we serve.

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

The services we provide;
Children’s Inpatient, Day Care, Assessment and Outpatients

Our Children’s inpatient services provide compassionate care for Children and Young People from 0 to 16 years of age across two busy sites, Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital.  The unit’s provide care for a mixture of specialty and to a wide range of conditions including High Dependency Care.  Out of normal working hours staff provide support and assistance to the Emergency Department.

The unit’s encompass inpatient, day care and assessment services for our communities.  We also have dedicated Children’s Out-Patient department’s on both sites.  This all ensures a rich variety of experiences and development for our staff. 

Emergency Department

To ensure that the Children’s and Young People within our communities receive the best possible care when visiting our Emergency Department’s we are now working collaboration with our Emergency colleagues to provide Children’s leadership and emergency care with dedicated Children’s nurses 24/7. 

Development Opportunities

Here at Morecambe Bay we are not only committed to supporting our employees in mandatory training requirements but also professional development in your Children’s nursing career / clinical support career.  We offer the following (not an exhaustive list): 

We are in the process of rolling out E-Rostering which offers many benefits to our employees and allows a more accessible Off Duty, easier requests system, making annual leave requests from the comfort of your own home. 
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Available Opportunities

We have various posts available across our two units for Registered Children’s Nurses at Band 5 and Band 6.  Band 2 Clinical Support Workers and Band 4 Hospital Play Specialists. 

Within the Children and Young Peoples Department we can predict that our quietest periods are traditionally during the warmer months and then peaks in the winter months. With this in mind we are looking to consider annualised hours agreements which would allow individuals to take more annual leave during the summer months. 

Interviews

We will be holding the following Recruitment days which will be an opportunity for you to meet the team, have a look around our units and be interviewed all at the same time: 

Although there will be an opportunity on the Recruitment day to have a look around the unit (s) we would encourage and welcome you to come and have a look beforehand.

All candidates will be expected to attend the appropriate date for the complete session.  All relevant pre-employment checks will be instigated on the day and candidates will be notified prior to interview of the documents you will be required to bring. 

If any of the posts appeal to you and would require you to relocate then please contact our HR Business Partner, Katy Stretch, to discuss our Removal Expenses Policy on either 07760172039 or Katy.Stretch@mbht.nhs.uk for more information today. 

To find out more and speak to one of our leadership team please contact one of the following:

John Gosling
Ward Manager
Childrens Unit
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
01524 583468
Email   john.gosling@mbht.nhs.uk

Heather Wood
Ward Manager
Children’s Unit
Furness General Hospital
01229 491090
Email: heather.wood@mbht.nhs.uk

Matron’s
Joanne Connolly
Children and Young People’s Matron
07775560819

Frances Campion
Children and Young People’s Matron
07580451265

How to find us

  • Furness General
    Hospital

    Barrow-in-Furness
    Telephone: 01229 870870
    Contact details
  • Royal Lancaster
    Infirmary

    Lancaster
    Telephone: 01524 65944
    Contact details
  • Westmorland General
    Hospital

    Kendal
    Telephone: 01539 732288
    Contact details
  • Queen Victoria
    Hospital

    Morecambe
    Telephone: 01524 405700
    Contact details
  • Ulverston Community
    Health Centre

    Ulverston
    Telephone: 01229 484045
    Contact details

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