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Registered Nurses (Band 5), Hyper Acute Stroke Unit posted by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Job Description

Please be advised that on the 1st October 2019 Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) are set to merge to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces will be 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.


We are excited to be developing a Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) at the Cumberland Infirmary site in Carlisle (CIC). This will comprise a 10 bedded HASU at CIC, with 25 acute and rehabilitation beds and a further 15 acute and rehabilitation beds at our West Cumberland Hospital site in Whitehaven (WCH).

Successful candidates will join the newly forming team and have the opportunity to contribute to this exciting development for our patients in North Cumbria and the establishment of a high quality stroke service across North Cumbria.

The Stroke Department is a friendly and caring environment providing care to the most critically / acutely ill patients. Our current Stroke wards regularly receive excellent feedback from patients and their families about our caring staff. The aim of HASU is to provide holistic care for acute stroke patients, utilising a co-ordinated multidisciplinary approach, resulting in optimal patient outcomes. Excellent communication is vital as we work with a mixture of specialist nursing teams, medics and therapists. We aim to provide an individualised and supportive environment for patients in which to deliver this specialised care for patients following a stroke.

We are looking for nurses who are seeking to increase their Stroke nursing experience and really want to work in this rewarding and innovative environment. In return we will offer you excellent learning and developmental opportunities; we will support your personal growth through regular personal development planning and our educational strategy. Newly qualified staff can benefit from the Trust preceptorship programme (also available for experienced nurses joining us from out of the area or from other Trusts) and in addition all new staff will enjoy an induction programme, specific to the HASU. This will include the Trust induction programme and Stroke placements with the Stroke specialist nurses, all therapists, and the opportunity to observe and be involved in clinical investigations. If this sounds like the kind of team you would like to join then we would love to hear from you.

Please refer to the job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

For an informal visit or more information please contact:

Barbara Fleary (Business Manager)

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Amanda Miller (Matron)

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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

261-02-19-CIC

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