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Staff Nurse, Children and Young People & Paediatric A&E

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
Band 5 Paediatric Staff nurse 36 hours per week

Children's Nurse (Band 5) rotational post, between Children and Young People's Ward and Accident and Emergency, up to 36 hours fixed term for up to 12 months.

This vacancy offers the opportunity to be part of a growing, vibrant team, providing effective health care to the people of north Cumbria and working to bring about dynamic change in the way patients requiring health care are managed in north Cumbria.

A& E and Children and Young people's ward at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, we are seeking to recruit a Band 5 staff nurse. The successful applicant will also be part of the new developments to provide safe and sustainable paediatric care within the emergency department. It will incorporate a rotation between A& E and the Children and Young People's Ward.

You will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing care, providing the prescribed nursing care without supervision. You will also contribute to the development and evaluation of nursing practice in the unit.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses (Child) or Registered Sick Children's Nurses or equivalent, with relevant paediatric nursing experience.

For an informal discussion, please contact Misha Harrison (Accident and Emergency Paediatric Sister, 01946 523110) or Joanne Fidler (Children's Ward Manager, 01946 523704)

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic Band 5 nurse to work a rotational post between paediatric A& E and our acute paediatric admissions unit. The paediatric A& E is co-located to A& E and has its own designated 3 bedded area. Our paediatric ward is a 14 bedded unit that accepts emergency and routine cases for children aged 0-16 years. The service provides a 24 hour service for emergency admissions via A& E, GP's and the paediatric community team catering for medical, surgical, trauma, ophthalmology, dental and children presenting with child protection or mental health needs.

If successful you will be joining a growing team who are developing the delivery of paediatric services within A& E. Ideally the candidate will have experience in caring for children in an acute paediatric setting, but this is not essential. Our team will support and encourage you to develop clinically with the expectation of providing a high standard of care to children and their families. The post will include duties such as assessing, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care for children and their families. Working within the multi-disciplinary team you will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills. We are looking for someone who can adapt and communicate effectively in challenging and rapidly changing situations.

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':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

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

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  • 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.

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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) or RSCN or equivalent.


  • Evidence of further development to diploma/degree level.
  • PILS or equivalent.
  • EPLS



  • Student nurse or general nursing within the NHS or equivalent.


  • A& E nursing.
  • Budgetary awareness.
  • Supporting students.



  • Continuing professional development with portfolio
  • NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Equality legislation and best practice
  • Knowledge of paediatric safeguarding issues
  • Current child health agenda.


  • Accident / emergency duties
  • Equality legislation and best practice.
  • Local PCPI agenda.
  • Research / audit.

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team member, without close supervision
  • Ability to act a mentor to HCA's
  • Able to adapt to changing workload and work to meet deadlines
  • Teaching skills
  • Abiltiy to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care


  • IT skills

Personal Circumstances


  • Motivation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Understands the importance of professional image
  • Team focused
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Understands the need for flexibility
  • Reliable, adaptable and dependable

Other requirements


  • Flexible approach to working patterns
  • Able to work internal rotation and flexible shift patterns
  • Willing to develop by expansion of the role
  • Ability to work across site


  • Interest in staff development

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital


CA28 8JG

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