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Staff Nurse, A&E

Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Whitehaven
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Staff Nurse, Band 5, A& E, West Cumberland Hospital

Due to a recent staffing review and a significant increase in our staffing requirements we are pleased to advertise a fantastic opportunity to join the Emergency Department at West Cumberland Hospital.

We pride ourselves on the fantastic development of our staff. Currently the department is going through a lot of exciting changes which is providing opportunities for career development and progression.

On appointment we offer a supernumerary period, departmental induction and an allocated preceptor and preceptorship.

We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified nurses.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage and provide all aspects of patient care.
  • Act in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Assist other nurses in the team as necessary.
  • Demonstrate practice based on current advances in nursing practice and research.
  • Comply with infection prevention and control procedures at all times.
  • Comply with responsibility to safeguard adults and children, ensuring attendance at appropriate training.
  • Take personal responsibility for putting the person receiving care first, and to challenge poor care/practice, doing so as soon as any shortcomings are seen.
  • Maintain accurate records of the care given, ensuring accurate data input into computerised systems.
  • Assist in developing an environment that supports the value of nursing care.
  • Liaise and communicate with members of the nursing and multidisciplinary team.
  • Participate in the monitoring of standards of care.
  • Contribute to the continuing development of the unit philosophy.
  • Participate in the Trust clinical governance agenda, leading on a benchmark from the Essence of Care initiative.
  • Ensure that the Trust policies and guidelines relevant to the unit are given due consideration.
  • Have regard for budgetary implications of decisions.
  • Actively participate in the Trust risk management strategy.
  • Contribute to the Trust patient care and public involvement strategy.
  • Participate in local bed management for appropriate patient care.


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. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

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.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

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

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • 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: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk 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

Knowledge

Essential

  • General nursing.
  • NMC code of conduct
  • Equality legislation and best practice.


Desirable

  • Accident and Emergency nursing


Experience

Essential

  • Recent post-registration nursing or work as a student nurse in NHS.
  • Use of a computer.


Desirable

  • Work in an acute nursing environment
  • Supporting students


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse with active registration.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as a team member, without close supervision
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.
  • Organisational skills
  • IT skills.


Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Confidence.
  • Enthusiasm


Desirable

  • Interest in mentoring.


Other requirements

Essential

  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Willing to develop by expansion of the role.


Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Cumberland Hospital

Hensingham

Whitehaven

CA28 8JG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

262-A-24-6170895

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