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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/01/2020.

Bank Hospital Chaplains

Job Reference: 262-A-20-66867

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
Quality and Patient Care
Carlisle & Whitehaven
:£30,401 - £37,267 pa, pro rata part-time

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.

The Trust is looking to appoint several Bank Chaplains to join our chaplaincy team at both the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team which is developing in alignment with best practice to support the current needs of our patients, their carers, and our staff.

Bank Chaplains contribute towards an agreed rota for occasional shifts and on-call duties, and will be expected to attend team meetings which take place on a quarterly basis.

Applications are welcome from ministers of any denomination and applicants must be willing to provide spiritual and pastoral care to people of all faiths and none, within a hospital or community environment as requested.

Bank Chaplains will have recognised authority within their own denomination or faith group and be in good standing within their own faith community.

Applicants need to be flexible of difference, approachable, compassionate and sensitive.

When on call, applicants will be required to meet an initial response to call outs within 60 minutes.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the job description.

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Westwood, Bereavement Liaison Specialist Nurse, tel: (01228) 616878.

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

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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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