Community Staff Nurse

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

We have an exciting opportunity in Workington ICC for a Registered Nurses looking to develop their knowledge and skills within Community Nursing. We have up to 75 band 5 hours available and would welcome applicants wishing to pursue both full time and part time hours. These hours are permanent. We would welcome applications from an ambitious newly qualified nurses and or an experienced nurses looking for a new challenge. We provide a structured preceptorship period and encourage skill development.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated nurses, who can demonstrate kindness and respect in all aspects of their care. This post requires collaboration working to ensure high quality, patient centred care is provided. Communication and holistic assessment is key to ensure a continuity of care, and wherever possible, a hospital admission is avoided. Close working relationships will be developed within the various teams within the ICC in order to support the case management of patients with complex needs within the community.

The community nursing team visit patients in their own homes, as well as in residential care settings, providing a range of clinical skills, including holistic assessment, intravenous therapy, vaccinations, complex wound care, health promotion, continuing health care assessments, palliative care, continence management and assessment for specialist equipment. Our aim is to promote better health by providing better care for the people in Cumbria.

You must be a 1st level registered nurse; This post includes evening, weekend, some bank holiday working and nights; therefore a flexible approach is essential.

For further information or an informal chat please contact District Nursing Sisters Melissa Norman on / or Louise Freeman on /

Full time, part time or job share may be considered.

The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Reference: 40908972

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