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Community Staff Nurse (Workington)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
We have a temporary fixed term band 5 nursing contract until February 2025, to cover a period of maternity leave.

There are 26.25 hours per week contract available.

If you are looking to become part of a friendly community nursing team, providing holistic care in the home environment this job is for you...

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Workington Community Nursing Team. The team thrives to deliver safe, effective and patient centred care to the population of our case load. We are looking to recruit registered or newly qualified nurses, eager to develop their community nursing career.

Main duties of the job

  • To prioritise referrals and manage workload
  • To assess, monitor and continually evaluate risk management of situation and environment for both patient/carer/family and staff and deal with safety issues as identified.
  • To assess, deliver and evaluate all aspects of clinical nursing care based on best practice.
  • Use of equipment/technology to aid appropriate assessment of patient condition and delivery of treatment such as Doppler, Syringe Driver, enteral feed system, moving and handling equipment
  • To carry out a range of clinical duties that involve dealing with body fluids eg venepuncture, wound dressings, catheterisation and tracheostomy care.
  • To undertake and obtain samples for diagnostic purposes eg venepuncture, wound swabs, urinary and faecal sampling.
  • To support and educate patients/carers in promoting independence and rehabilitation in timely approach using case management model of working.
  • To deliver care in promoting comfort for patients who are terminally ill following recognised care pathway.
  • To have sound knowledge base of medication and effects on conditions.
  • To be responsible for appropriate and cost effective nurse prescribing.
  • To administer medications reviewing and monitoring effects.
  • To communicate closely with patients and all parties involved in delivery of services.
  • To order and ensure effective management of specialist nursing equipment.

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.

The Trust will provide a preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

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



  • Level 1 registered nursing qualifications


  • Post registration qualification in teaching/assessing (ENB 998/NST 307) or equivalent
  • Post registration qualification in Acute/Chronic Disease Management
  • Nurse Prescribing



  • Demonstrable recent community nursing experience.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritise effectively.
  • Demonstrate evidence to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate evidence to motivate team/peers.
  • Evidence of clinical/professional development.


  • Knowledge of changing health agenda and impact for community nursing



  • Demonstrable understanding of the extent of the role.
  • Broad knowledge base of acute and chronic conditions.
  • Understanding of scope of professional practice.
  • Understanding of reflective practice and its application.
  • Self awareness and appreciation of limitations.
  • Demonstrate ability of change management.
  • Problem solving skills


  • Knowledge of changing way health services are being planned and delivered

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to delegate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team.
  • IT skills.

Personal Circumstances


  • Demonstrates flexibility to meet needs of service.
  • Able to travel independently of public transport


  • Current driving licence with access to own vehicle.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Workington Community Hospital

Park Lane


CA14 2RW

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