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ICAT Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 6
Temporary for 10 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
St Peter's Centre
£28,050 to £36,644 pa
22/01/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist Nurse (Band 6) to work within the Intermediate Care Allocation Team (ICAT), to cover maternity leave for a period of 10 months.

The Intermediate Care Allocation Team (ICAT) is an established and truly integrated team of health and social care professionals, consisting of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Nurses as well as a team of co-ordinators and administrative staff with the aim of ensuring timely access to the most appropriate intermediate care services for the people of East Lancashire.

ICAT’s main focus is on preventing avoidable admissions to hospital/facilitating timely discharges and promoting our service users independence and well-being.

The post-holder will work as one of two Nurses within the team to provide a source of expertise.

You will be required to receive, clinically reason and validate assessments from a range of referral sources, including inpatient and community services ensuring service users receive the most appropriate interventions to meet their intermediate care needs.

ICAT access a wide variety of services, working closely with IHSS nursing and therapy, Residential Rehabilitation, crisis care, Integrated Reablement, Telecare, Integrated therapy teams, District Nurses, Podiatry, Medicines Management, Community Mental Health services and voluntary organisations among others.

Good communication, time management and problem solving skills are essential. As well as the ability to work under pressure at times to support acute services and respond appropriately to service users who are experiencing an episode of acute illness or crisis at home.

Previous experience in Intermediate care and knowledge of community services is beneficial. As well as supervisory experience and the ability to support staff in decision making however, this can be developed further within the post.

Our operating hours cover a 7 day service between the hours of 8:00 am until 22:00 pm. The post holder will normally be expected to work Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00am-20:00pm, but a flexible approach can be applied to meet the needs of the service and work life balance.

Our office base is at St Peters Centre in Burnley, however the successful candidate will need to have access to a car for work purposes and may be required to attend locations throughout East Lancashire.


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.


In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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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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Natalie Wood

01282 805553


Internal contact -

Alex Townsend

01282 805989

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