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Community Staff Nurse - Barrow

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024
Barrow Town District Nurses has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a permanent band 5 position, working 27.5 hours weekly over 4 days predominantly from the Furness base but with flexibility to change base as the service needs arise.

We are looking foran 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.

The role requires excellent communication skills as you will be undertaking complex nursing assessments and developing and delivering programs of care for patients and carers. The district nurses work a 24hr service and regular weekends, evening shifts and occasional nights will be part of your rota.

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.

Applications from student nurses due to qualify and newly qualified staff nurses are welcomed from those who wish to develop within the scope of Community Nursing.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a registered Nurse within Community Services, accountable for providing evidence based, holistic nursing care of patients.

The post holder will be required to work as part of the integrated team across community settings such as patients' homes and residential homes. Flexible working will be required to meet the needs of the patients group and the service as it continues to develop. Whilst working with other health care professionals the post holder will develop the ethos of integrated care and seamless services ensuring that patient care is delivered to the highest possible standard.

You will be expected to support the Sister/Team Leader in leading the team supervising, directing staff and delegating workload according to skills of the staff within the team.

About us

We operate from 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, and Ulverston Community 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, day case 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 nurse
  • studying towards completion of registered nurse qualification


  • Mentorship / supporting members in practice
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Post graduate palliative care qualification

Practical Skills


  • Holistic assessment skill
  • Wound assessment and knowledge
  • Palliative care
  • venepuncture


  • Male/female/SP catheterisation
  • Doppler/Compression therapy
  • Continence assessor

Personal skills


  • Good time management
  • Good communication skills
  • computer literate


  • councelling skills
  • honesty



  • ability to identify training needs
  • ability to manage own wellbeing


  • Ability to support teams wellbeing

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Community Offices 2-6

Fairfield Lane


LA13 9AH

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