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District Nurse, Band 5

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Do you enjoy the challenge of working out in the community and within the comfort of patients own homes?

Main duties of the job

We are currently recruiting to a permanent post in West Somerset and would like to hear from enthusiastic, hardworking Registered Nurses to become a part of our friendly District Nursing team.

Our District Nursing area covers Minehead, Exmoor and Williton and the Quantock hills. we serve 5 GP surgeries and are in partnership with The primary care network which involves working alongside living better nurses and village agents as well as many volunteer groups. We also work closely with Adult Social care and the integrated services of Older persons mental health and Rehab.

You must be a Registered General Nurse and community experience is desirable but not essential as full support will be given.

Responsibilities include: End of life care, Venepuncture, medication administration, wound care, leg ulcer management, catheter care, bowel management, continence assessments, diabetes management

Shift patterns include: 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm, 2pm-10pm

Please note, we are open to hearing from applicants who are looking for either full or part-time hours.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Visiting patients in their own home to undertake varied clinical tasks as and when required. Please see the Job Description.

Person Specification

Relevant registration or working towards


  • Achieved registration or awaiting PIN


  • Has previous District Nursing experience

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