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Community Staff Nurse

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

River Neighbourhood Team is a friendly, supportive, and hardworking team who are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us. The team operates from 7:30am 6:30pm, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays). Shift patterns include 07:30-15:30, 08:30-16:30 and 10:30-18:30 on a rota basis. Flexible working opportunities such as compressed hours are available.

We are looking to recruit community nurses on a full-time or part time basis, who are innovative and keen to join the team in supporting us to deliver high quality care, and to continue our development of integrated care in the community. The role is varied and rewarding.

We are looking for passionate nurses who are excited by change and are keen to help shape a new way of delivering nursing care in the community. We are a team of health care professionals who are focused on compassionate care. We work closely with our GPs and work hard at developing relationships with other primary care services, drawing on the skills of our MDT colleagues to manage complex patients and ensure our services are responsive and patient centred.

Main duties of the job

The role will require:

The ability to work flexibly on a rota basis

An enthusiastic, motivated, and innovative thinker to become part of a primary care facing community

The ability to work autonomously and manage your own caseload and work within a multi-disciplinary team

The ability to problem-solve and manage time effectively

The ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels

Experience of working in a fast paced and varied environment

The ability to travel to deliver care services

Your typical working day will include home visits for adults over 18 years needing a range of nursing interventions. These include caring for people reaching the end of their life, managing their pain relief and other symptoms in a sensitive and compassionate manner, all types of wound care- post operative wounds, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and complex dressing regimes - you will become expert in tissue viability.

Other skills required will be in IV therapy and other injectable drug administration and holistic assessment of a persons needs, taking in to account their environment and social circumstances.

Back at your base, you will be involved in team meetings, goal/care planning and evaluation and handover meetings. As part of the role, you will support pre-registration students in a supervisor and / or assessor capacity. You will also be required to support band 4s and HCAs. Your input is a valuable part of the teams work.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing 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

The post holder will:

Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis.

Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.

Work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated team providing rapid and planned assessment and treatment interventions to patients in their own homes or other community settings to enable patients to maximise their independence, health and wellbeing and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. This will be achieved through a combination of hands on clinical skills and knowledge to treat, educate and support patients on a designated caseload and by working with patients and their carers to assess, plan and implement appropriate packages of care.

Take responsibility for the caseload in the absence of the Senior Community Nurse when required.

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

Person Specification



  • 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, and clinical governance


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



  • Experience gained during Pre-Registration training


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



  • Registered Nurse (RN1)


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

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour that supports teamworking
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to understand professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance

Additional Criteria


  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Team player
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Compassion and empathy skills
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


  • Willingness to undertake further training

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


Gemini House

Stourport Road


DY11 7QL

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