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Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, Pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse, Band 6, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, up to 37.5 hours per week.

Would you like to join our dynamic team of Paediatric Nurses in our Children's Emergency Department?

An exciting opportunity has become available to be part of a growing, vibrant Paediatric Team within the Cumberland Infirmary. We are looking to appoint a passionate, enthusiastic, motivated Band 6 registered children's nurse, with active RSCN registration, who wishes to build upon their leadership skills and excel in their career. The post holder will have experience in an acute paediatric or A& E setting. Ideally you will have completed PILS/EPALS and will be able to provide evidence of professional development, shift management, and staff development.

We have recently just opened a new paediatric department within our main A& E building. We have a triage room, 3 treatment rooms including a HDU and a safe room to see and assess patients safely. This is a new and exciting opportunity for a children's nurse looking to expand their emergency care knowledge and to be part of a brand new paediatric area. There will be further opportunity for career progression and to work within a well-supported team.

Main duties of the job

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 within the department and ward area, as well as providing nursing care in accordance with local policies, procedures and guidelines and comply with NMC code of professional conduct.

The role will include:

Being responsible and accountable in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care within their remit

Providing excellent clinical leadership skills to ensure the effective delivery of patient care and resources within the remit of the unit

To provide evidence based, quality emergency care to the public

Participate in the role of mentor, teacher and supervisor to pre-registration students and health care assistants

Participate in the monitoring of standards of care, essence of care, care pathway audits, reviewing of A& E documentation

The role of the senior staff nurse in the department includes supporting junior staff and taking on enhanced roles to support the senior nursing team.

Involving audits, roster management and where possible taking on the role of the coordinator in the absence of the sister

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on the 1st Ocotober 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 6500 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 active registration
  • NST 307 or Equivalent
  • Relevant development to post graduate certificate or equivalent


  • Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent
  • Relevant development to postgraduate diploma or equivalent



  • Post registration patient care
  • Teaching/Mentoring
  • Relevant Nursing Duties
  • Able to Deal with a continually changing workload
  • Experience of leading shifts in the Emergency or acute Paediatric Department
  • Experience within acute Paediatric Speciality
  • PILS


  • NLS
  • ALS



  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio
  • Leadership
  • Clinical Governance
  • Nursing Strategy
  • NMC code of conduct.
  • Results interpretation.


  • Relevant speciality.



  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Extended Clinical Skills e.g Venepuncture, ECG interpretation.
  • Able to use Initiative appropriately
  • Able to work in a team without close supervision
  • Organisational Skills
  • Interpreting baseline observations.
  • IT skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


  • Leadership skills.
  • Relevant extended skills.

Personal Circumstances


  • Empathy
  • Motivation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive Approach to Change
  • Non-Judgemental
  • Kindness, Respect, Ambition & Collaboration


  • Works within the trust values

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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