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Staff Nurse - Bank

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
We offer an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, dynamic and committed people who would like to work in a CQC outstanding rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust. We are recruiting Qualified Nurses Band 5 for the North Cumbria Locality Care Group, to work flexibly across a wide range of Services as part of the Staffing Solutions Nurse Bank Service.

As a qualified nurse you will have completed your preceptorship and have experience of working into mental health services

Bank workers are an integral support to our substantive workforce and are needed to cover known vacancies, sicknesses and other staff shortages and more often Bank workers are needed at short notice for clinical need. There is an expectation that bank workers will work at least one shift every three months.

Main duties of the job

You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will have the ability to work both independently and within a team. You will demonstrate the ability to liaise with different agencies.You will need to be skilled and comfortable in dealing with clients who have multiple and complex needs, including issues around risk management.

Provide excellent professional, skilled and effective person centred, evidence based nursing care.Actively involved in the health and wellbeing of staff and service users.

Visible and accessible to patients, families and carers working together to ensure efficient, effective and caring services.Contribute to achieving all performance indicators, essential standards and quality outcomes.Contribute to the education and development of the workforce and students.Contribute to staff appraisals and support personal development plans.Safely administer medication following Trust policies and practice guidelines.Provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.
  • Working together with service users and carers we will provide excellent care, supporting people on their personal journey to health and wellbeing.
  • With people, communities and partners, together we will promote prevention, early intervention and resilience.
  • Working with partners there will be no health without mental health and services will be joined up.
  • The Trust's mental health and disability services will be sustainable and deliver real value to the people who use them.
  • The Trust will be a centre of excellence for mental health and disability.
  • The Trust will be regarded as a great place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is aimed specifically at our North Cumbria Locality and providing Bank support to the services there.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 25th April 2023

Closing date : 31st May 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Professional Nursing qualification e.g.RMN/RNMH/ RNLD
  • Continued professional development

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working with service users with complex mental health/learning disability needs
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Mental Health/ Learning Disabilities needs
  • Care Co-ordination
  • Safeguarding
  • Carer needs
  • PMVA
  • Risk management and Health and Safety legislation
  • Mental health legislation
  • NMC standards and professional accountability

Skills & Competencies


  • Good interpersonal and Communication
  • Collaborative working
  • Time Management
  • Risk Assessment/ Management
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Delegation
  • Ward coordination
  • Basic IT skills

Role/Team Specific Requirements


  • Flexible
  • Open to change
  • Demonstrates respect dignity and integrity
  • Trustworthy
  • Embraces diversity
  • Innovative
  • Professional

Personal Characteristics


  • Open and honest
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Trust's vision and values

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