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Senior Staff Nurse, Paediatrics *internal*

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

Staff Nurse, Children and Young People's Ward, Band 6, West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven. - 36 hours available -

Be responsible for the assessing, planning, delivery and evaluation of high standards of nursing care to children, young people and their families. Take responsibility for the coordination of the ward activity including management tasks to be undertaken in the absence of the Ward Manager to maintain patient safety at all times. Contribute as requested by the Ward Manager to the operational and strategic management of the unit. Actively participate in the development and implementation of quality initiatives.

Main duties of the job

We're always on the lookout for great people to join our team. From newly qualified staff to those with more experience, we have a range of careers opportunities available.

As a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare, we can provide you lots of unique opportunities for your personal and professional development.

You'll also be surrounded by an exceptional team of supportive colleagues. Caring for patients is our top priority and our staff always go the extra mile. This is recognised through our weeklyGlimpse of Brilliancenominations and annual We Celebrate awards.

We work collaboratively with our partners to provide joined-up care for patients by working as anIntegrated Care System. This has put north Cumbria at the forefront of national policy and innovation.

We're committed to continuously investing in our services. Currently we're working on:
  • a new �35m cancer centre that is being built at Cumberland Infirmary
  • the 2nd phase of our West Cumberland Hospital redevelopment has had �90m of investment
  • introducing digital maternity notes
  • providing more care in the community, through our Integrated Care Communities
  • investing in our staff thoughbenefits and training

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.
  • 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 (child) with RSCN or equivalent.
  • ENB 998 / NST 307 or equivalent.
  • Further relevant development to postgraduate certificate or equivalent.
  • Safeguarding training level 3.
  • PILS course


  • Further relevant development to postgraduate diploma or equivalent.
  • EPLS course



  • Current relevant acute child health nursing.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ward management experience
  • Preceptor / mentor for student nurses and junior staff.


  • Nursing children with special needs.



  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio.
  • Current child health agenda
  • Equality legislation and best practice



  • Leadership skills.
  • Able to organise, prioritise and delegate work.
  • Ability to deliver a high standard of care to children and young people.
  • Able to apply evidence based care to practice.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.
  • Able to access Portocath and Hickman lines.


  • Venepuncture and cannulation

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital

West Cumberland Hospital


CA28 8JG

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