We are the largest provider of NHS services across the County of Cumbria. Around 3500 staff operate 60 community and mental health services from over 20 main sites and many other premises shared with other health or community services such as GP surgeries. In any one year we see around one fifth of the population providing health care services to people in Cumbria, from newborn babies to care of the frail and elderly. Our services are organised into care groups, designed to put clinicians in control of decision making with patients and carers so that services are run by experts in the clinical area.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a RGN to come and join the team at Penrith Hospital working on the Eden Unit. We are undergoing a lot of exciting changes at present and are looking for enthusiastic nurses to join our progressive team.
We are currently a 28 bed ward that receives a wide variety of patient's, therefore you will gain experience in a wide variety of medical conditions.
We are forward thinking team and we work very closely together as an MDT. As a nurse on the ward you will work closely with other disciplines and become part of an effective rehabilitation and discharge planning team.
We are also able to offer patient's treatment closer to home such as IV therapies and blood transfusions, therefore preventing increased admissions to the acute trust.
We also excel in palliative care and have a strong bond with our community trying to care for patient's nearer to home.
The successful candidate must possess a RGN qualification, however consideration will be given to applicants who are currently waiting for RGN registration.
We have between 16 - 37.5 hours per week available, please put in your supporting information how many hours you would like to be considered for.
The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.
Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
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 = deduction from salary as a one off payment or over 3months at £10 a month
Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4 = deduction from salary as one off payment or £15 deduction from 1st months salary, £11 deduction 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.
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
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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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