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Community Nurse Central Mendip (Shepton Mallet)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Shepton Mallet
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you enjoy the challenge of working out in the community and within the comfort of patients own homes?

The role will support the Team Leader and the team itself in providing excellent care to patients in our Neighbourhood DN Central Mendip (Shepton Mallet)

Our team is motivated and enthusiastic and works closely our patients and their carers and families as well as the local surgeries, Secondary care and Adult social care.

We pride ourselves on embracing the challenges of the ever changing demands of our population and hard to reach communities.

Main duties of the job

The role will support the Team Leader and the team itself in providing excellent care to patients in our Neighbourhood.

You must be a Registered General Nurse and community experience is desirable but not essential.

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

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

Under the direction of the District Nurse Team Leader to be responsible for the assessment of both complex and simple care needs, the development,implementation and evaluation of programs of care and delegation of workload where appropriate to other members of the community nursing team. To refer patients who require a complex review of care needs or community care assessment to the District Nurse Team Leader. The Community Nurse will share responsibility as the joint coordinator of caseload management in the absence of the District Nurse.

Main Contacts: District Nursing Team Colleagues General Practitioners Locality and Deputy Managers Community Matrons Nursing Home Staff Residential Home Staff Social Care Agencies Voluntary Sectors Acute Trust Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Other clinical health care professionals Formal/informal carers Allied Health Professionals

Please see Job Description for duties and responsibilities

Person Specification

Community Nurse


  • UK driving license
  • Good Communication and listening skills


  • Community experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Community skills eg Catheters, EOL, Wound care

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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


Shepton Mallet Hospital

Old wells Road

Shepton Mallet


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