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Targeted Lung Health Check Nurse

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Targeted Lung Health Check Nurse, up to 36 hours per week, band 6

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust are excited and proud to announce the start of a lung cancer screening programme for North Cumbria. The screening programme has the potential to do a lung health check with the patient and detect asymptomatic lung cancer at an earlier stage when there are curative treatment options available to the patient.

Main duties of the job

Based within the respiratory team the successful candidate(s) will receive referrals from primary care, conduct face to face and telephone consultations with patients, discuss CT results, organise appropriate interval follow up according to national guidelines and link in with pre-existing services including the lung cancer service.

Excellent communication skills will be required to articulate and assist patients in complex decision making regarding the risks associated with pulmonary nodules balanced with the risks associated with further investigations and or treatments. A high level of personal organisation and the ability to manage a caseload with assistance from the established team will be required.

The post is advertised as permanent and the successful candidate(s) will in part be responsible for collecting data regarding the service and its outcomes and keeping the CCG and NHS England updated on the outcomes and any issues and challenges.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss the post with the respiratory team.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

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 of our Trust
  • 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:

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.
  • Further relevant training at level 3 or equivalent



  • Post registration patient care.
  • Able to deal with and manage a caseload semi-independently according to agreed standard operating procedures and guidelines within the service
  • Teaching / mentoring.



  • 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 in particular communication with patients and families
  • Problem solving skills
  • IT skills
  • Able to use initiative appropriately
  • Able to work within a team without close supervision
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care

Personal Circumstances


  • Empathy
  • Motivation
  • Positive approach to change
  • Non-judgemental

Other Requirements


  • Flexible working
  • Willing to undertake teaching and educate other professionals and students
  • Commitment to continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital and Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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