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Community Staff Nurse - Kendal District Nurses

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
23 May 2024
KendalDistrict Nurses and the community care group has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a permanent 37.5hr community staff nurse band 5 position.

We would like an enthusiastic and highly motivated band 5 Community Nurse who will be happy to work in an evolving district nursing service. The successful applicant will be committed to working closely with health and social care colleagues to provide high quality care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions in the community setting.

Main duties of the job

The role requires excellent communication skills as you will be undertaking complex nursing assessments and developing and delivering programmes of care for patients and carers. The district nurses work a 24hr service and there is an expectation that you may be required to support this to ensure service delivery.

You will need to work collaboratively with other professionals, voluntary sector and informal carers to promote excellent care to patients in their own homes and community setting.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and motivated team who are friendly and approachable. We are very patient focused and staff development is high on our agenda. As part of our team we want to develop all staff to the highest standard.

You will need a full UK drivers licence and access to a car in order to fulfil this role.

About us

We operatefrom three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, andUlverstonCommunity Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Our community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse


  • Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Tissue Viability

Experience and Skills


  • Evidence of Professional and personal development via a portfolio
  • Scope of Professional practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Reflective Practice
  • Knowledge of Primary Health Care Teams


  • Experience of Clinical Audit
  • District Nursing experience



  • Effective time management


  • Demonstrate and awareness of current National and Local NHS activity within the acute and primary care settings



  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Innovative
  • Team orientated
  • Pro-active
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organisational skills
  • Car owner/driver and full UK license

Research and Development


  • Experience of research and development

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Kendal District Nurses

Beck House, Murley Moss



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