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Full Time
Carlisle
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is at a truly exciting time of innovation and development. Through our Trust Strategy and values, we are committed achieving the delivery of safe, accessible, high quality and sustainable healthcare services in North Cumbria for future generations.

The Trust is committed to the long term development of a culture of continuous improvement as a way of working across all areas of the organisation to respond to changes in health care need and demand. The post holder will be expected to be flexible and open to changes, to identify opportunities for improvement and to play an active role in developing, implementing and sustaining improvements to working practices and patient services.

Trust Integration

The boards of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have confirmed that, alongside their regulators and governors, they will explore options to formally join together.

The move is a natural progression of the vision of the two organisations and broader system to join up healthcare for patients, and will also improve efficiency by reducing duplication and bureaucracy. It follows news in May that North Cumbria Health and Care System has been confirmed as one of the national pilots for integrated care and is being described by regulators as one of the most rapidly improving systems.

The two Trusts have had the same Chief Executive since 1st September 2017 and have already taken a number of steps to join up their work. The Trusts will now explore formal ways to unite using guidance from the NHS Improvement on undertaking transactions with the ambition of doing so in 2019. For some staff that means that either now or in the near future they will be in roles working across both organisations.

Please note: cross site working will be required at locations within North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.


Our Intensive Care Unit is a newly built 6 bedded Critical Care facility based at the West Cumberland Hospital. Our friendly and dynamic team demonstrate standards of clinical excellence to the people of West Cumbria. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated registered nurses with excellent communication skills and dedicated in delivering a very high standard of care supported by evidence based practice and are willing to develop their skills in critical care.

We care for critically ill patients in multi organ failure often with complex medical needs. We support and stabilise critically ill children prior to retrieval. The role often involves transferring critically ill adult patients requiring upgraded care to hospitals within the northern region. The critical care environment is a constantly changing field with emerging technologies and therapies to aid patient recovery.






Important Information

  • 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:

    Enhanced Check costs £44.00 + £3.50 admin + £0.70 VAT (VAT is only chargeable on the admin fee)

    Standard Check costs £26.00 + £3.50 admin + £0.70 VAT

  • In submitting an application form, you authorise NCUH to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.
  • Please note: We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for this post if sufficient suitable candidates apply.
  • In order to improve efficiency, candidates applying via NHS Jobs will be called to interview by e-mail. This will normally be within 2 weeks of the closing date. Therefore please monitor your e-mails regularly following the closing date.
  • 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 Borders and Immigration (UKBA) website.
  • The Trust has implemented a Probationary Period Policy and Procedure and this will apply on appointment.


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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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Reference Number

261-A-19-23007

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