Staff Nurse Cockermouth hospital - 90 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the friendly and enthusiastic nursing team on Isel Ward at Cockermouth hospital. We are a community ward currently supporting 11 patients with various health conditions to be able to reach their baseline and optimum level and return back to their chosen environment whether this be back home or to alternative care facilities. The complexities of their care and the main focus being on complex discharge planning, multi-disciplinary working and also supporting patients with the decision-making processes.
We are looking for a band 5 staff nurse to join our cheerful, supportive team of nurses to deliver high quality, holistic care and join our well-established multi-disciplinary team.
The successful candidate should be motivated and enthusiastic about delivering holistic care to the patients and a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in discharge processes and supporting patients through education and lifestyle choices.
As a Community Hospital we are a busy unit admitting step-up patients from the community and step-down patients from the acute sector with varying health conditions we also support many patients with palliative conditions and chronic decline. The post requires individuals to work under pressure and with accuracy and effective communication and collaboration is a key aspect of this role.Main duties of the job
The post requires a candidate that is passionate about holistic care to enable them to support patients and their families for End-of-Life Care and safe discharges. The role will also involve clinical skills that include, male and female catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, administration of IV medication, ECGs, wound care etc.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate and give examples of their experience within their supporting information relating to the essential criteria outlined on the job description. Training will be given to the successful candidate if required.
The hours to be offered are on rotation /these will be 12-hour shifts including weekends, bank holidays and nights and are subject to change for service need.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 wel
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.
Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.
We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.Job descriptionJob 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? 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.
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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 availabilityPerson SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Ability to use initiative, prioritise effectively
- Demonstrate evidence to work as part of a team.
- Demonstrate evidence to motivate team/peers
- Evidence of clinical/professional development.
- Knowledge of changing health agenda and impact for community nursing
- Demonstrable recent Nursing experience.
- Leadership of a team
- Post registration clinical skills (i.e. IV Cannulation and admin)
- In some settings MIU experience will be advantageous
- Level 1 registered nursing qualifications
- Level 2 Enrolled Nurse must demonstrate equivalent experience
- Post registration qualification in teaching/assessing (ENB 998/NST 307)
- Post registration qualification in Acute/Chronic Disease Management
- Nurse Prescribing
- Demonstrable understanding of the extent of the role.
- Broad knowledge base of acute and chronic conditions
- Understanding of scope of professional practice.
- Understanding of reflective practice and its application.
- Self awareness and appreciation of limitations.
- Demonstrate ability of change management.
- Problem solving skills
- Knowledge of changing way health services are being planned and delivered
- Awareness of current changes in the delivery of healthcare
- Level 2 training for safe guarding Children
Skills & aptitudesEssential
- Demonstrates flexibility to meet needs of service.
- Current driving licence and access to vehicle or is able to travel independently of public transport
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to delegate effectively
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team.
- IT skills.
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