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Cockermouth Ward Staff Nurse (Community Hospitals)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Staff Nurse Cockermouth Community Hospital - full time and part time positions available.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the friendly and enthusiastic nursing team at Cockermouth Isel Ward based in the heart of the Lake District. The ward currently supports 11 patients with various health conditions to be able to reach their baseline and optimum level and return back to their chosen environment whether this be back home or to alternative care facilities. The complexities of their care and the main focus being on complex discharge planning, multi-disciplinary working and also supporting patients with the decision-making processes.

We are looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our cheerful, supportive team to deliver high quality, holistic care and join our well-established multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate should be motivated and enthusiastic about delivering holistic care to the patients and a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in discharge processes and supporting patients through education and lifestyle choices.

As a community ward we are a busy unit admitting step-up patients from the community and step-down patients from the acute sector with varying health conditions we also support many patients with palliative conditions and chronic decline. The post requires individuals to work under pressure and with accuracy and effective communication and collaboration is a key aspect of this role.

Main duties of the job

The post requires a candidate that is passionate about holistic care to enable them to support patients and their families for End-of-Life Care and safe discharges. The role will also involve clinical skills that include, male and female catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, administration of IV medication, ECGs, wound care etc.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate and give examples of their experience within their supporting information relating to the essential criteria outlined on the job description. Training will be given to the successful candidate if required.

The hours to be offered are on rotation /these will be 12-hour shifts including weekends, bank holidays and nights and are subject to change for service need.

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':o Being a clinically led organisationo Quality and safety at the heart of our Trusto A positive patient experience every timeo A great place to worko 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 twelve month 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



  • 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 recent Nursing experience.
  • Leadership of a team
  • Post registration clinical skills (i.e. IV Cannulation and admin)
  • In some settings MIU experience will be advantageous



  • Level 1 registered nursing qualifications


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



  • 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
  • Awareness of current changes in the delivery of healthcare
  • Level 2 training for safe guarding Children

Personal circumstances


  • Demonstrates flexibility to meet needs of service.
  • Current driving licence and access to vehicle or is able to travel independently of public transport

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

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Isel Ward Cockermouth Community Hospital

Isel Road


CA13 9HT

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