Community Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Blackwater, Truro
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Coastal Community Nursing Team as a Band 5 Community Nurse. We have full and part time positions available to join a dynamic and forward thinking team providing care to patients within their own homes amongst the stunning locations of rural Cornwall.

The applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, and sound ability to prioritise and time manage their own patient visit list within the Coastal community team.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, without direct supervision, to patients, carers and relatives within their home environment, enabling them to enjoy maximum independence and optimum quality of life.To work in partnership with patients and carers to offer support and advice and promote informed choice.Responsible to support the role of the Community Nurse Team leader.To work autonomously, providing effective, evidence based care in line with competency and training record and organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.To support all locality teams by working in a flexible way. Moving to work with the team in most need on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as service provision demands.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff. We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • To act as a mentor for student university placements. Having the mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification and attending mentorship updates as required



  • Current Professional Registration
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • Hold a post-registration diploma or be working towards a degree



  • Holds full valid driving license

Skills & Aptitude


  • Leadership skills
  • The ability to provide skilled, evidence based nursing care to a wide range of patients
  • IT skills to include use of Word, Excel, email, internet, recording systems

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Awareness of and adherence to policies including lone worker and manual handling policies
  • Current knowledge of developments in nursing and healthcare in general

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