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Senior Staff Nurse, AMU - CIC

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Staff Nurse on the acute medical unit (AMU) , permanent post at up to 37.5 hours per week available.

The Registered Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse working on AMU will be expected to deliver high standards of quality care.

Effective coordination of AMU and those attending for assessment under the care of the medical teams. Provision of a good quality of safe care for patients and their significant others. Assessment, planning and evaluation of care within the remit of the service, ensuring safe and appropriate patient placement and the achievement of related Trust targets. Provision of a proactive learning environment for all grades of staff and students.

You will be responsible for taking regular charge of the unit, acting up in absence of the deputy ward manager & ward manager.

The role will consist of 12 hrs shifts: both day and night shift working.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the implementation and delivery of a first class service, providing the highest standards of nursing care to patients. They should have experience at band 5 within an acute medical setting or senior nurse experience in the NHS and must be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. They must be a mentor or working towards that qualification. They must be able to work a flexible rota as it is expected that a band 6 will cover 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the unit whilst ensuring patient safety is the highest priority. They will liaise directly with the emergency department and the site coordination team. The post will involve the supervision and mentoring of junior staff. The post holder will not be responsible for the budget but needs an awareness of the resources available and the need to remain within the financial constraints.

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

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

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 active registration.
  • NST 307 or equivalent.
  • Relevant training at level 2 or equivalent


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



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



  • Willing to work in other areas if required.
  • Able to deal with a continually changing workload.
  • Able to work days, nights and unsocial hours, including weekends and public holidays, as per rota.



  • 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 work within a team without close supervision
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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