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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2021.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 263-NC21-B5

Employer:
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Carlisle, Cumbria
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 Per Annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.


There are several exciting opportunities for Mental Health Nurses, Learning Disability Nurses and also General Nurses at Band 5 to apply to work in North and West Cumbria mental health inpatient services.

Essential requirements of the post are;

First level Registered Mental Health/Learning Disability/General Nurse - RMN/LD/General Nurse (adult nursing).

You will have problem solving ability and change management skills with the ability to fulfil the function of primary/co-primary nurse working in a 24 hour system of care. A professional manner, appearance and the ability to work as part of a team are vital.

You must also have knowledge and commitment to evidence based practice, clinical governance and a clear understanding of the safeguard and protection systems in place for vulnerable service users.

There are 6 mental health/learning disability wards over the Carlisle and West Cumbria sites that provide a wide range of specialized care. We provide excellent care for adults and older adults with a varied need.

Edenwood is a 6 bedded assessment and treatment unit for people with a learning disability and or autism, challenging behaviour and mental health problems. Edenwood will provide high quality, evidence based care. The care will be holistic, transparent andperson-centred .Our aim is understanding people with a Learning Disabilities individualneeds whilst respectfully enabling recovery from a challenging period in their life. Together the team will nurture and empower the individual to achieve citizenship.

Rowanwood is a 10 bed mixed psychiatric intensive care unit based at the Carleton clinic in Carlisle. The units providemental health care and treatment for people whose acute distress, absconding risk andsuicidal or challenging behavior needs a secure environment beyond that which can normally be provided on an open psychiatric ward. High staffing ratios allow for intensive input to resolve issues quickly.

Hadrian Unit is a high risk needs-led acute psychiatric ward for the whole of Cumbria based at the Carleton Clinic in Carlisle. It has 22 bedsproviding assessment, care and treatment by a multi-disciplinary team. The ward delivers a range of recovery focused interventions to support individuals with managing difficulties with their mental health, the care provided is patient centered and supported by a multi professional team. We work with individuals to promote staying well and relapse prevention. It offers emotional, practical and educational support to both individuals, carers and family members. We link in with community services, social care services and third sector providers to support transition into the community.

Ruskin Unit is a 15 bedded Nurse Led Assessment Unit situated in the Carleton Clinic. The mixed sex unit is for older persons suffering from an Organic Mental Illness, such as dementia, and deals with the assessment of enduring mental health problems.

Oakwood is a 12 bed mixed older adult functioning assessment unit for an older person with age related needs and enduring mental health problems that are not organic. Oakwood focuses on recovery by building a therapeutic relationship with the person and their family.

Yewdale Unit is aneeds-led acute psychiatric ward based at the Whitehaven hospital on the west coast of Cumbria. It has 16 mixed gender bedsproviding assessment, care and treatment by a multi-disciplinary team. The ward delivers a range of recovery focused interventions to support individuals with managing difficulties with their mental health, the care provided is patient centered and supported by a multi professional team. We work with individuals to promote staying well and relapse prevention. It offers emotional, practical and educational support to both individuals, carers and family members. We link in with community services, social care services and third sector providers to support transition into the community.

We offer an induction package, clinical supervision, individualised support (based on a self-assessment tool) around the specialist skills required to meet the needs of our patients and this is provided by all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Informal enquiries/visits are welcomed. Please contact Rikki McDowall and Karen Beattie Clinical nurse managers. Carlton Clinic, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 3SX. Tel: 01228 602 000.

 





All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.

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