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Community Staff Nurse, Crewe Care Community

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£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 for a registered nurse to join our forward thinking community care team in Crewe.

This post requires effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable and approachable. The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of recent changes within the NHS and knowledge of the political drivers to provide care closer to home.

As part of a team you will be responsible for the assessment of nursing care needs, implementation and evaluation of care programmes and the delivery of high quality holistic care within the community setting, and within our wound care clinics. You will be expected to support your peers, the team leader and the organisation in promoting the Trusts values and behaviours.

The hours of work are between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00, over 7 days.

You will need to be able to work independently, possess good time management and organizational skills and be expected to be innovative and flexible to work in other areas if required to meet service need.

Please note whilst main base will be at Crewe you will be required to work across the footprint of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.

Travel is an essential part of this role; please demonstrate on your application form how you would meet this requirement.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Band 5 staff nurse to support the Caseload holders in delivering high quality, efficient and safe care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, person who possesses both clinical and digital skills to support in the promotion of quality improvement for a local population.

In return you will benefit from a structured and robust induction package and the development of competencies within a very supportive team. You will also have an allocated mentor to work alongside you during the induction and probation process.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K).

The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff.
An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work under the direction of the Community Nurse Team leader and to be responsible for the assessment and management of the health needs of an identified population and for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within a range of target groups including end of life care and patients with long term conditions and complex nursing needs.

To support, and wherever possible maintain patients in their own preferred place of care, enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life.To be expected to hold a designated caseload and deputise in the absence of the District Nurse.

To liaise with all healthcare professionals and other agencies to ensure appropriate and effective service delivery.

To work within the agreed framework for Community Nursing Services.

To assess, provide and review holistic nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers within the home environment or appropriate care setting in a safe and professional manner using evidence based knowledge.

To undertake initial assessments on receipt of specific referrals to the caseload, acknowledging the needs of clients and their carers.

To assess, plan and implement and evaluate a plan of care to meet the patients physical, social, emotional and environmental needs, encompassing a rehabilitative/ self-care approach where necessary and as per district nursing contract.

To provide skilled nursing care and ability to undertake clinical tasks including wound care, leg ulcer assessment and management, administration of medication via syringe pump, care/use of intravenous lines, venepuncture, and catheter care.

To be able to recognize, interpret and analyse clinical data related to the individual clients needs including client observations.

To demonstrate, teach and supervise the nursing care that can be safely delegated to the patient/carer giving support as necessary.

To promote clinical excellence and evidence based approach to care by complying with the agreed Trust policies and procedures and maintaining clinical competencies in line with competency framework.

Work to the End of Life (EOL) Strategy including adherence to all EOL tools, acting as a clinical expert in EOL care provision.

Take an active role in health education of the individual and community promoting self-care and providing both planned and opportunistic care based upon evidenced based information.

Accurately record all patient contacts on Emis web and Trust documentation as per MCHFT policy ensuring patient and professional confidentiality is maintained at all times in accordance with NMC guidelines.

Manage and assess patients discharge potential and need from the caseload.

Ensure that equipment and aids, necessary for effective care, meet the needs of individual patients and are adequately maintained. Demonstrate and explain safe use of equipment for patient and/or carer where required.

Participate in the delivery of care involving complex needs and supporting carers and relatives in distressing circumstances.

Refer people to other practitioners when needs and risks are beyond ones own scope of practice or require longer term support.

Prioritise and manage own caseload & client group.

Assume the responsibility for the clinical case load in the absence of the Team Leader/Senior Lead delegating work appropriately within the competency framework.

To participate in the measurement and monitoring of quality standards as appropriate.

If a qualified nurse prescriber to participate fully in the Non-medical Prescribing initiative ensuring assessment of prescribing need is evidence based and cost effective and adheres to MCHFT wound care prescribing formulary.

To maintain accurate personal and professional records adhering to MCHFT and Nursing and Midwifery Council policy and guidelines.

To ensure the most efficient and cost effective utilisation of all resources (human, physical and financial).

To report accidents/incidents of patients or self which occur whilst on duty and to complete on the Incident reporting system immediately. To participate in any investigations as necessary.

To contribute to and co-operate in the co-ordination of off duty and holiday leave with colleagues, ensuring service cover is maintained. To work effectively to support other team members in all aspects of the service.

To maintain all aspects of MCHFT Integrated Governance Strategy and requirements including active participation in appraisal and clinical supervision in accordance with Trust policy.

Act at all times in a manner which illustrates respect for privacy dignity andconfidentiality.

Person Specification



  • UK driving licence and use of car


  • Knowledge of Long Term Condition Management



  • Registered General Nurse/Registration Imminent


  • Community Experience



  • A listening, learning and leading approach


  • Experience of mulit-agency working

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