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District Nurse Team Lead Carlisle (Network) & Brampton/Longtown

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Dec 2023
Welcome to the world of District Nursing where urban meets rural , where compassion, expertise, and leadership converge to provide exceptional healthcare services in our local communities.

We have two exciting vacancies within our District Nursing teams one based within Carlisle Network and the other one within Brampton & Longtown ICCs, where we work collaboratively as Carlisle & District ICCs. As District Nursing Team Leads , you will embark on a dynamic and rewarding journey, taking charge of a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who deliver vital care directly to patients within their homes.

As the team leads, you will play a pivotal role in coordinating and optimizing the delivery of healthcare services, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care tailored to their unique needs. Your expertise and guidance will empower your team members to excel in their roles, promoting a collaborative and supportive environment that fosters professional growth and development.

You will work alongside other District Nursing Team Leads in the Carlisle & District ICCs and with Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Team Leads. Collectively as the senior leadership team for the ICCs you will manage, lead and inspire an integrated team of community nurses and therapists working across team supporting each other. We are a strong leadership team that strive for excellence and have a number of Queen Nurses within our Teams that we are extremely proud of.

Main duties of the job

This role requires you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to deliver high quality patient care, supporting patients with long term conditions and complex needs across Carlisle & District ICCs, along with managing the unique challenges within these areas of urban/rural location poses. The role will also require you to provide clinical leadership and operational management of the community nursing team along with the management of the clinical caseload for the team.

Integrated Care Communities (ICC's) aim to address the challenges of an aging population and increasing demand on health and care services by providing more out of hospital care and empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing. This will require new ways of working to focus on preventing ill health and ensure services are sustainable for the future. These new ways of working will follow the same approach across all eight ICC's in North Cumbria with flexibility to tailor services to the needs of the local population.

We are able to provide an individually tailored preceptorship programme for the successful candidate.

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 are 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

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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:

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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



  • Current NMC registration 1st level registration
  • BSc/MSc/CSP or equivalent clinical nursing or advanced practise
  • Community Specialist Practitioner qualification
  • Evidence of recent Continual Professional Development


  • Mentorship Course or Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent
  • Specialist chronic disease management course
  • Nurse Prescribing qualification (V150 or V300)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent



  • Significant post registration experience
  • Leadership or Team Management experience
  • Experience of service modernisation or change management


  • Experience in primary or urgent care
  • Clinical Audit
  • Community working

Skills, Knowledge & aptitudes


  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge in acute and chronic disease management
  • Knowledge of good clinical practice
  • Knowledge of current health and social care policies and legislation
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate clinical competence in complex case management.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent motivation and communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate ability to delegate effectively
  • Able to demonstrate consultation and assessment skills
  • Able to understand reflective practice and its application
  • Self awareness and appreciation of limitations
  • Ability to challenge effectively and present solutions to issues within service design and delivery
  • Able to work independently and effectively within a team
  • Flexible and motivated to meet service need within Eden ICC and in neighbouring localities.
  • IT Skills
  • Ability to provide inspirational leadership to team members to actively promote continuous professional development.
  • Demonstrate professional role modelling.


  • Ability to adapt to change within working situation
  • Innovative practice to deliver patient centred care



  • Able to travel independently
  • Able to work 24/7 and flexibly across a range of in-patient and community settings.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Either Capital Building, Hilltop Heights or Brampton Hospital/ Longtown Medical Centre.

London Road



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