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Community Staff Nurse (District Nursing) - South Lakes/Kendal

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Community Staff Nurse (District Nursing)
NHS AfC: Band 5
Part time 22.5 hrs per week
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Garburn House, Westmorland General Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum pro rata
22/11/2019 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


Kendal locality has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a 22hr permanent band 5 post in the South lakes out of hours service based at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal. The evening and night services provide essential support to enable patients to be cared for at home and covers from 6pm to 8am.

We would like an enthusiastic and highly motivated band 5 Community Nurse who will be happy to work for this service. The successful applicant will be committed to working closely with health and social care colleagues to provide high quality care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions in the community setting.

The role requires excellent communication skills and competence in in clinical skills, such as palliative care, wound care and the management of catheters.The district nurses work a 24hr service and there is an expectation that you may be required to support this to ensure service delivery.

You will need to work collaboratively with other professionals, voluntary sector and informal carers to promote excellent care to patients in their own homes and community setting.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and motivated team who are friendly and approachable. We are very patient focused and staff development is high on our agenda. As part of our team we want to develop all staff to the highest standard; you will receive regular one to one supervision meetings and an annual appraisal to support and monitor the development of valuable skills. You will be required to work flexible to cover the health needs of the local population including weekends and bank holidays over a 24 hour period.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Katherine Jones

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