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Community Staff Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil/ Wincanton
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to staff development and promotion, we have a Community Staff Nurse position within the EastSouth Somerset Community Nursing team.

The East South Somerset's location covers Yeovil, Wincanton and surrounding areas please discuss your preferred location at the interview.

The role of the Community Staff Nurse has changed over the years, and we are now looking after complex patients in their home environment including complex wound management, palliative care and end of life care, medicines management, as well as having a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning skills.

The post available, involves working independently to support with managing the care of patients in our local community and wider Neighbourhood.

Main duties of the job

If you are a qualified RGN, currently looking for a new exciting and rewarding challenge within the community, please look no further and apply today.

This post will involve working between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00 including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

Somerset is a beautiful county with contrasting landscapes and a diverse population. The county lies south of Bristol and North of Exeter and has fantastic links to the rest of the country. Central London is only two hours away. Whatever pace of life you're looking for, Somerset has a place to suit. There are large vibrant towns alongside small villages and hamlets. The county boasts fantastic arts and sports facilities, spectacular shopping centres and breath-taking scenery - from the wilds of Exmoor to the beaches of Burnham-On-Sea - in short there is something for everyone.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, 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 experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Team Leader coordinating the community nursing teams off duties to meet the needs of the community nursing service/workload.
  • Ensuring all loans of equipment are appropriate and reviewed regularly
  • Working in partnership with other health care professionals and agencies
  • Encouraging client independence and empowerment, recognising and respecting their involvement in the planning and delivery of their care

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Good IT Skills
  • Achieved NMC Pin or awaiting NMC PIN


  • Experience of working with patients in their own homes
  • Experience of RiO
  • Knowledge of palliative patients, Tissues Viability Knowledge, Leg Ulcer management
  • Community Nurse experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


South Somerset - Magnolia House Yeovil

Crewkerne Road

Yeovil/ Wincanton

TA20 1YA

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