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Job summary

Main area
205060 Cockermouth and Maryport ICC
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
262-A-21-3777799
Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Wigton Day Unit
Town
Wigton, Cumbria
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/01/2022 23:59

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North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

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 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.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity for an energetic, dynamic and highly skilled staff nurse to join the Day unit team in North Cumbria.

The successful candidate will work with autonomy, as part of a Nurse lead team of highly skilled practitioners. Focusing on admission avoidance and delivery of safe care in the appropriate location for patients.

The post holders main base will be Wigton Day Unit, however they will also work across all 3 day unit sites when necessary, offering complex day case intervention for patients. Including IV antibiotic & Immunoglobulin’s, Iron infusions, Blood transfusion,  Vedolizumab infusions, Zoledronic acid infusions, Venesections, catheter and wound care.

Main duties of the job

An integrated care community works together to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community. We will do this by: 

  1. Joining up health and care services to work better together
  2. Providing more care out of hospital where possible
  3. Supporting people to have information about their health conditions

Health and social care professionals, GPs, the voluntary sector and the community will work as one team to support the health and wellbeing of local people. 

West, North & East Cumbria has been divided into eight ICCs based on groups of GP practices and their patients.  By understanding the challenges that each area faces it is hoped that the community can work together with health and care organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.          

 

The ICC Care Group provides a range of adult community health services to people living within North Cumbria

We work closely with Commissioners, GPs, Acute Services, Community hospitals, CHOC, Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care and third sector organisations.  Its key community health focus is to provide care to prevent hospital admissions, facilitate early discharge and where possible to enable patients to manage their own conditions and remain in their own homes, enhancing both their independence and quality of life. 

 

Working for our organisation

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 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role of recruitment officer and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note as a CQC provider of service that from 1 April 2022, we shall only employ those who are fully vaccinated in roles that require them to have face-to-face patient contact (unless they are medically exempt). 

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.

 

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: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock – Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk 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: £26 + Administration cost of £4.80 = £30.80. Deducted at £9.80 from 1st month salary and £7 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.80 = £48.80. Deducted at £15.80 from 1st month salary and £11 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

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Level 1 registered nursing qualifications
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration qualification in teaching/assessing. Evidence of continuous professional development to degree level or equivalent experience

Experience

Essential criteria
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • IV experience
  • Knowledge of changing health agenda and impact for community nursing. Leadership of a team. Recent community nursing experience.

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of changing way health services are being planned and delivered. Awareness of current changes in the delivery of healthcare

Skills & Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration clinical skills

Personal Circumstances

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

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
rachel burns
Job title
Team Lead Day Units and MPU
Email address
rachel.burns@ncic.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01697366620
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