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Community Night Nurse

Job Reference: 262-A-19-58124

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
20433 A'dale &C'land Nigh Nursing Service
Whitehaven, Cumbria
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum, pro rata

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have merged to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces is an historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

The Trust encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and is committed to having a workforce that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

Are you looking for an exciting challenge, working in a dynamic team of nurses, where you will be supported to achieve your potential?

The Copeland & Allerdale Night Nursing Service have an exciting opportunity for you to join their team of experienced nurses.

The post is suitable for experienced nurses who are passionate and committed to Community Nursing. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and motivated Registered Nurse who is looking to build on their solid knowledge and skills in a supportive team. Although the team works autonomously throughout the night shift; they are support by a Team Lead and a management structure to ensure they feel part of the overall structure of Community Nursing Services. The successful applicant will have a knowledge of the current Community and Governance agendas and have a commitment to deliver high quality care to a range of patients with differing and usually complex presentations.

Community Staff Nurses are expected to work in partnership with their colleagues assessing patients and delivering care to a range of patients in community settings. The successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently, but in close liaison with all colleagues.

Health and social care teams are working together to improve the overall wellbeing of local people by joining up health and care services, providing more care out of hospital and supporting people to manage their own health. Health and care professionals, GPs, the voluntary sector and the community will work as one team to achieve this. NHS organisations together with Cumbria County Council, District Councils and the community, voluntary and independent sectors are committed to making changes that put Cumbrian people at the centre of our health and care services and this will largely be done through Integrated Care Communities.

Applicants will be expected to have a commitment to working in this area of nursing and be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a changing environment with a flexible approach and be keen to develop as the service demands. The post includes weekend and bank holiday working, as well as extended hours.

Informal discussions are encouraged prior to submission of application form.

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.

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 £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted 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 CPFT 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



Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their NHS jobs account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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If you have been unsuccessful following shortlisting, you can check the status of your application by clicking on "My Applications" and reviewing the status. Due to the volumes of applications we receive we will not automatically issue feedback if you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust has implemented a Probationary Period Policy and Procedure and this will apply on appointment.

Your personal information is important to us; attached is our notice on why we need to hold certain information about you, how we process it and your rights to have it updated.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website.

We welcome your feedback via NHS jobs to how we can improve our recruitment service and we hope to see you working for us soon.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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