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Lancaster - Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Community Nursing
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
331-C5150721
Site
Lancaster District Nurses
Town
Lancaster
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
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

Lancaster Cluster  District Nurses has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a permanent band 5 position

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.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and motivated team who are friendly and approachable. We are very patient focused and staff development is high on our agenda. As part of our team we want to develop all staff to the highest standard.

 

Main duties of the job

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.

You will need to work collaboratively with other professionals, voluntary sector and informal carers to promote excellent care to patients in their own homes and community setting.

 

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

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Tissue Viability

Experience and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Professional and personal development via a portfolio
  • Scope of Porfessional practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Reflective Practice
  • Knowledge of Primary Health Care Teams
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Clinical Audit
  • District Nursing experience

Management

Essential criteria
  • Effective time management
Desirable criteria
  • Demontrate and awareness of current National and Local NHS activity within the acute and primary care settings.

Personal

Essential criteria
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Innovative
  • Team orientated
  • Pro-active
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organisational skills
  • Car owner/driver and full UK license

Research and Development

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of research and development
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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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Louise Sutcliffe
Job title
District Nurse Team leader
Email address
louise.sutcliffe@mbht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07778519018
Additional information

Informal discussions will be welcomed.

Please contact Louise Sutcliffe to arrange to meet myself and the team

We can offer flexible working that can be discussed on an individual level