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Maternity Nurse

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Maternity Nurse, Band 5, Cumberland Infirmary 24 hours per week available

This is an exciting, newly created opportunity for a Registered General Nurse to join our Maternity Service. The post holders will be based on the Delivery Suite, Postnatal ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), providing postnatal care, focusing on the nursing requirements of women and babies.

We are proud of our Maternity Service here in North Cumbria consistently achieving positive patient feedback. We aim to provide a safe, high quality maternity service which recognises and responds to the individual needs of those who use our service.

If you are a Registered Nurse with an interest in maternity and neonatal care and can bring enthusiasm and an open-minded approach to developing and improving our service we would love to receive your application.

Relevant training, support and mentoring will be given to ensure new skills and knowledge are embedded and there will be the potential to progress your career into Midwifery or Neonatal Nursing.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a Registered General Nurse with post registration experience. They will practise autonomously and provide care to women and families during the postnatal period on the Delivery suite, Postnatal ward and SCBU . The post holder will be a prime care provider requiring supervision and preceptorship and will work as a member of a team providing postnatal care within the hospital, focusing on the nursing requirements of women and babies. The post holder will work within the framework of the NMC Code of Conduct (2015) and North Cumbria Integrated Trust's policies and procedures.

Thepost holder willprovide a high standard of nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care. They will work closely with their midwife colleagues, the Delivery suite co-ordinator and the multi-disciplinary team in monitoring and maintaining policies and standards of nursing care. They will possess a positive attitude, approach and become a valued member of the team.

The post holder will carry out all relevant forms of care and supervise junior qualified and/or unqualified staff including student midwives whilst maintaining a safe working environment

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.

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 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

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

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 post registration experience
  • Nursing diploma/degree
  • Relevant portfolio of education/evidence to date

Knowledge and Experience


  • Work as a registered nurse providing skilled nad compassionate care


  • Relevant field of nursing
  • Supporting students/mentorship qualification
  • Theatre recovery skills

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team member without close supervision
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to mentor HCAs and junior staff
  • Demonstration of compassionate values nad behaviours needed for dignified care


  • IT skills

Personal circumstances


  • Motivation and ability to undertake further trainng and development
  • Enthusiasm
  • Flexible working

Other requirements


  • Support equality and value diversity

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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