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Day Units & MPU Qualified Nurse (Maryport) *Internal Only*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Day Units & MPU Qualified Nurse (Maryport)- 24 Hrs per week

The day units are Nurse lead , highly skilled clinical sites, aimed to prevent patient admission to hospital and to facilitate timely discharge from hospital.Working largely alone and unsupervised, assess patients, plan and implement care in the day Unit, provide advice and education to patients, carers and colleagues, maintain associated records. Carry out complex nursing procedures.

Carry out delegated management tasks including line management of other team members. Flexible working is required to meet the needs of the patients group. As part of the Community Collaborative we are commissioned to provide 7/7 nursing services between 8am and 8pm.

Main duties of the job

  • To prioritise referrals and manage workload.
  • To deliver scheduled care according to work rotas.
  • To support colleagues across all Day unit & MPU sites- and cross cover rotas if required.
  • To assess, deliver and evaluate all aspects of clinical nursing care based on best practice.
  • To actively participate in training, competency achievement and delivery of new nursing interventions to further develop the Day Unit Service.
  • Ability to cannulate patients and administer IV medication and blood products as prescribed and as per Trust Policy and Standard Operating Procedures specific to the Department.
  • Management of central lines
  • Management and delivery of a large variety of complex nursing procedures.
  • To have sound knowledge base of medication and effects on conditions.
  • To be responsible for appropriate and cost effective nurse prescribing.
  • To administer medications, reviewing and monitoring effects.
  • To communicate closely with patients and all parties involved in delivery of services.
  • To order and ensure effective management of specialist nursing equipment.
  • To work within safe parameters, referring to SOP's, CG's, Policies and national guidelines.
  • To liaise and communicate effectively with a variety of specialist clinicians and other referral sources.

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.

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



  • Level 1 registered nursing qualifications


  • Post registration qualification in teaching/assessing
  • Evidence of continuous professional development to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Non-Medical Prescribing V300 (achieved or working towards)



  • Ability to use initiative, prioritise effectively.
  • Demonstrate evidence to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrable recent Nursing experience.
  • Demonstrate evidence to motivate team/peers.
  • Evidence of clinical/professional development.
  • Demonstrate evidence of working autonomously, utilising Standard operating procedures and Clinical Guidelines
  • Leadership of a team


  • Knowledge of changing health agenda and impact for community nursing
  • Recent nursing experience - Day unit services and management of complex procedures
  • Both acute and community nursing experience



  • 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

Skills & 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
  • Post registration clinical skills (competent or working towards) - Cannulation, catheterisation, Mid line management, Spirometry, Venesection, Nurse prescribing, Wound assessment and care, Venepuncture, Blood product administration, Biological Therapy administration.
  • Immediate Life support trained
  • Student Mentorship


  • Previous post Qualification experience

Personal Circumstances


  • Able to travel independently.
  • Able to work 24/7 and flexibly across a range of in-patient and community settings.

Other Requirements


  • Promote equality and value diversity (level 3)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Maryport Day Unit

Ewanrigg Road, Maryport


CA15 8EJ

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