Deputy Ward Manager, Elm C *Internal Applicants Only*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year shift allowance as per AFC, pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time

SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY Band 6 deputy Ward Manager, up to 37.5 hours per week - maternity cover until 26th August 2024.

We are seeking to recruit a deputy ward manager on Elm C ward at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. Elm C is a specialist ward providing care to those who are living with dementia, experiencing delirium or are physically frail. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to work as part of our dedicated multidisciplinary team. You will possess excellent communication and leadership skills and be able to work as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team. Your role will support the Ward Manager and play a key role in supporting the nursing team to ensure high quality standards of care are provided for our patients. You will be required to deputize for the Ward Manger in her absence. We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team, centralised around holistic patient care with a multidisciplinary approach.

Elm C is 22 bedded acute medical. We have an experienced and highly motivated Multidisciplinary team including links with psychiatric liaison and our own Admiral Nurse Team providing specialist advice and support to those living with dementia.

For an informal discussion, please contact the ward on 01228 814480.

Main duties of the job

Manage and provide all aspects of patient care.Act in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct (NMC), and otherprofessional guidelines. Be personally accountable for your professional practice, judgement and conduct.

Carry out relevant investigations / procedures, assessing / interpreting abnormal results and other patient conditions as required and taking appropriate action to ensure safety of patient according to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines

Discuss information about patients' medical condition, allowing them to voice any questions and concerns, and always acting in their best interests.Advise the patient of health promotion, giving effective advice, taking into account patient's diverse needs.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • 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.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

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: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, with active registration. NST 307 or equivalent.
  • Relevant training at level 2 or equivalent


  • ECDL or equivalent.
  • Further relevant training at level 3 or equivalent



  • Post registration patient care. .
  • Able to deal with a continually changing workload
  • Teaching / mentoring
  • Relevant nursing duties.



  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio.
  • NMC code of conduct
  • Results interpretation.
  • Leadership.
  • Clinical governance.
  • Nursing strategy

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Extended clinical skills e.g. venepuncture, ECG interpretation.
  • Interpreting baseline observations.
  • IT skills.
  • Able to use initiative appropriately.
  • Able to work within a team without close supervision
  • Leadership skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.

Personal Circumstances


  • Empathy.
  • Motivation.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Positive approach to change
  • . Non-judgemental.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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