Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Community Team Lead within our Andover and Winchester Rural North Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to fill our Band 6 role, to work in our mixed professional team in both patient's homes and clinic settings.

The successful post holder will be required to provide management, support and leadership for the physical health speciality within the Integrated Community Team, supported by the Community Team Matron. You will be required to deliver:

*Expert clinical management for patients with complex care needs, who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life

*Professional and accountable leadership of the team ensuring positive outcomes and quality care for patients

*Effective use of resources within allocated budgets

*Liaison with other health and social care professionals across organisations to ensure continuous service provision and identify the potential for service developments.

You will also be responsible for the recruitment, induction, clinical supervision and day to day management of the Integrated Community Team.

If you are committed to providing high quality patient care, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, please contact us to talk about the opportunities and come for a visit.

We welcome applications from current experienced Band 5 nurses or a Band 6 with proven leadership skills

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Community Team Lead is to provide strong holistic leadership to the team and support the Community Team Matron (Band 7). To include day to day leadership responsibilities, development and creative leadership, responsive leadership, enabling the team to achieve a 'well led' culture.

The Community Team Lead in conjunction with a wide range of clinical colleagues and specifically, GP's, Practice Nurses and Social Care professionals, will lead and facilitate a patient or client focused, co-ordinated case management approach across primary and secondary care for people who are most vulnerable to, and at high risk of repeat admissions to hospital.

The Community Team Lead will participate in and influence efforts across health and social services to shape multi-disciplinary pathways designed to support patient choice, improve quality of life, promote self-management and assure early intervention through the proactive provision of care in or as close to the patient's own home as possible.

The Community Team Lead will work across the caseload and the single point of access or (equivalent), using their clinical skills to identify the needs of patients and the correct services to liaise with.

The Community Team Lead will provide an expertise in their own discipline to the wider team.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Post registration qualification or University Degree
  • Teaching and assessing qualification ENB 998 or equivalent/mentorship qualification - PETALS

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

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Andover War Memorial Hospital

Charlton Road



SP10 3LB

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