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Staff Nurse (Ophthalmology)

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 6 staff nurse vacancy. The successful applicant must demonstrate skills in delegation, leading a department and participate in all aspects of managing a busy department.

Ensure that the organisation and leadership of nursing and midwifery services supports the delivery of the highest standards of patient care in the pursuance of the Trust's objectives. The core nursing team is responsible for ensuring that effective systems of work are in place to ensure the safe delivery of evidence based patient care. Support effective patient flows and management of resources in the allocated clinical area in the Trust.

The successful applicant will have a flexible approach to working hours to ensure that we provide a consistent service to our patients across the services we support.

Main duties of the job

Delegation, leadership skills. working in all areas of the department and being able to:
  • Assist the Ward Manager in the smooth running of the ward and ensure safe staffing levels and skill mix by providing leadership and supervision as necessary.
  • Take charge of the ward / unit in the absence of the Ward Manager, prioritise and allocate work to other staff as appropriate.
  • Act as a shift co-ordinator in rotation with other nurses within the team.
  • Act as a clinical supervisor and preceptor as agreed with the Ward Manager.
  • Contribute and participate in the review of staff performance and appraisal.
  • Provide leadership in the monitoring of standards of care.
  • Take a lead role in the investigation of complaints, adverse events and patient feedback.
  • Be aware of budgetary implications in relation to decisions.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of staff for the area.
  • Participate in 15 steps audit and improvement plans.

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 wel

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. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation

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 General Nurse with active NMC registration.
  • NMC recognisable mentorship qualification.
  • Relevant training at level 5/6 or equivalent.


  • ECDL or equivalent.
  • Further relevant training at level 6/7 or equivalent.
  • Leadership course.
  • Management course.
  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing
  • Qualification in Speciality.



  • Post registration patient care.
  • Previous post registration experience.
  • Experience of relevant speciality.
  • Able to deal with a continually changing workload.
  • Teaching / mentoring.
  • Relevant nursing duties.
  • Preceptorship skills


  • Evidence of change management in Ward/Department area.
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Understanding of budget and financial control.
  • Experience of co-ordinating a team.



  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio.
  • Practice requirements for all nursing staff.
  • NMC Code of Professional Conduct/Practice
  • Results interpretation.
  • Professional leadership within the clinical governance framework.
  • National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery


  • Basic knowledge of financial management.
  • Knowledge of primary care.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Mentorship/preceptorship skills.
  • Extended scope of practice skills, e.g. venepuncture
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to communication with multi-disciplinary team and members of the public.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Extended clinical skills e.g. venepuncture, ECG interpretation.
  • Interpreting baseline observations.
  • IT skills.
  • Able to use initiative appropriately.
  • Able to work within a team without close supervision.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Able to manage a ward/department in absence of Ward Manager.
  • Counselling and appraisal skills

personal circumstances


  • Empathy
  • Motivation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive approach to change
  • Non-judgemental.
  • Flexible

Other Requirements


  • Flexible approach to working patterns to meet the needs of the service.
  • 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


Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle

Newtown Road



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