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Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
District Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (over 3 days to include weekends, evenings and nights as required.)
Job ref
Alfred Barrow Health Centre
per annum pro rata
27/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The Community Care Group has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a permanent band 5 position for 22.5 hours per week within the Alfred Barrow District Nursing Team.

We would like an enthusiastic and highly motivated band 5 Community Nurse who will be happy to work in an evolving district nursing service. The successful applicant will be committed to working closely with health and social care colleagues to provide high quality care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions in the community setting.

As a registered Nurse you will have direct and indirect contact with patients including those with long term conditions, their family and carers at each contact or as the need arises to deliver nursing care/education.

Main duties of the job

 You will have social care responsibility to work with and refer to other care providers such as Acute Trust /GP’s /adult /mental health/statutory and out of hours services to ensure needs of the individual are met appropriately and safely.

You will have responsibility to support and lead the nursing team in the absence of the Sister/Team Leader liaising at regular intervals as patients needs alter.

The post holder will work as a registered Nurse within Community Services, accountable for providing evidence based, holistic nursing care of patients.

The role requires excellent communication skills as you will be undertaking complex nursing assessments and developing and delivering programmes of care for patients and carers. The district nurses work a 24hr service and there is an expectation that you may be required to support this to ensure service delivery.


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals -Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Teaching and Assessing in clinical practice qualification

Experience and skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate they can assess, plan and implement care
  • Demonstrate excellent documentation skills
  • Evidence of MDT/collaborative working
  • Lone working experience
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of male and female catheterisation skill
  • Experience of palliative care
  • Demonstrate wound care experience
  • Venepuncture experience
  • Compression bandaging/doppler experience

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Abilitiy to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrate resillience in self-care
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Phil Hunter
Job title
District Nurse Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01229 402556