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Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
District Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: 12 months fixed term within the Alfred Barrow District Nurse Team and then following review possible redeployment within caregroup as needed.
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (over 5 days to include bank holidays, weekends, evenings and nights as required.)
Job ref
Alfred Barrow Health Centre
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
02/08/2021 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 37.5 hours. This job role will initially be to work within the Alfred Barrow District Nursing Team for a period of 12 months. Following an initial 12 months, the location of this job will then be reviewed and the successful candidate may be moved to another 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.

The post holder will work as a registered Nurse within Community Services,

 accountable for providing evidence based, holistic nursing care of patients.




Main duties of the job

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.


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.


The post holder will be required to work as part of the integrated team across community settings such as patients’ homes, residential and nursing homes. Flexible working will be required to meet the needs of the patients group and the service as it continues to develop. Whilst working with other health care professionals the post holder will develop the ethos of integrated care and seamless services ensuring that patient care is delivered to the highest possible standard.

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 healthcare 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 precriber
  • Teaching and Assessing in clinical practice qualification

Experience and skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate they can assess, plan and impliment 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