Community Nurse-Evening & Night Nursing Service

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Part time (various posts 15-20 hours working between 18:30-23:30 over 7 day rota)

This role as a band 5 Community Staff Nurse

Or as part of the evening team working 18:30-23:30 over 3-4 evenings a week.

The team is a countywide team which is centrally based in Droitwich with satellite bases in Evesham, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster, they visit patients in their own home and support them in remaining at home and preventing admission to hospital, and also supporting early discharge from hospital.

The post is all worked as unsocial hours hence picking up pay enhancements for all hours worked which makes this post more attractive. more money for less hours!!

These working hours offer perfect work life balance particularly if you have a young family, you will have the daytime to enjoy hobbies and activities but remain in a progressive career.

we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

As a community Nurse working with the Evening Team most of the work allocated to you will of an unplanned nature. The service works as an on-call service covering the County of Worcestershire taking direct referrals from patients, 111, Ambulance Service and discharging hospitals. You can expect to have a comprehensive induction and work along side peers until you are confident to then work alone.

The evening service nurses primarily work alone, and have work allocated via a handheld tablet by the triage nurse based at Droitwich. You will be able to start your visits from home if the geographics dictates.

The patients that are seen during the evening and night vary immensely and no 2 shifts are the same. For example, we see catheters, palliative care, wound care, administration of medication, diabetics, and patients requiring intensive support rehabilitation following discharge from hospital or admission prevention. As a team we often undertake initial assessments of patient in the community.

As part of a new initiative we are working closely with West Midlands ambulance service and 111 and assist in responding to urgent Care response. These can be patients that have fallen, or patients requiring further assessment to aid prevention in admission to hospital.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be joining the Evening element of one of our dynamic and supportive Neighbourhood Teams to provide a 24-hour admission avoidance service to the population of Worcestershire which encompasses both urban and rural areas.

The successful candidate will deliver independently a high standard of nursing care for patients in their own homes. Ensuring that care provided maintains the individuals privacy and dignity, values diversity and respects cultural and individual rights and choices.

We are looking for candidates with good communication skills, a flexible approach and enthusiasm to work within the team. You should be a committed, highly motivated and forward-thinking individual who is a good team player.

The successful candidate will also assist the team to develop and achieve team and organizational objectives. They will also participate in staff meetings and training & development activities as necessary to ensure their skills and knowledge are up to date.

Due to the nature of the post the applicant must be able to travel independently and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. Whilst a base will be identified, staff can be asked to work anywhere within the Business Unit or Service if necessary.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RN1)
  • NMC Registration


  • Accredited courses in palliative care, tissue viability, Diabetes
  • Mentor award



  • Variety of evidence based clinical skills
  • Confidence to teach student nurses, trainee nursing associates, patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Understanding of evidence-based nursing, multidisciplinary working, clinical governance


  • Competence in male and suprapubic catheterisation
  • Venepuncture and IV therapy
  • Cannulation
  • Management of syringe drivers

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour that supports team working
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Flexible, lateral thinker
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Proven ability to motivate others
  • Able to work competently without supervision and set own priorities
  • Responsible for own professional development
  • Ability to understand professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance



  • Experience gained during Pre-Registration training


  • 2 years post registration experience
  • Community nursing experience
  • Experience of management of caseloads

Additional Criteria


  • Versatile and adaptable
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others


  • Willingness to undertake further training

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

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Droitwich Medical Centre

Ombersley Street East




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