Community Sister (UCR)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An Excellent opportunity has arisen within Hambleton and Richmondshire Urgent Community Response (UCR) and Hospital at Home Virtual Ward Service. We are looking for skilled and outstanding clinicians to join our UCR service within the Community and Growing the Friarage Collaborative.

If you possess innovation, dynamism, drive and are passionate about patient focused care, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

The community sister in UCR will have physical assessment and disease management skills and will evidence management of acute/chronic clinical conditions, multiple co-morbidities and poly-pharmacy, within the home environment, ensuring an optimum standard of patient centred care. They ideally will be an independent non-medical prescriber, applications will be considered if you do not possess this qualification.

Experience of working in a community setting, working within an emergency assessment unit or rehabilitation would be an advantage and we encourage informal visits to the areas.

Main duties of the job

The Urgent Community Response Sister/Charge Nurse will work as part of the multi disciplinary team to continuously assess the needs of the individuals with long term conditions, complex health needs and acute episodes of ill health requiring an urgent 2 hour response, and agree care plans,utilising the single assessment process.

The post holder will work autonomously as part of the Community UCR and hospital at Home Virtual Ward to provide a comprehensive assessment and patient centred care package, utilising support services and liaising with other agencies to ensure the needs of this client group are met.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

qualifications and training


  • To hold a Diploma/degree awarded by professional body
  • Registered as fit to practice by professional body, e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC/ HCPC as a Nurse/ Physio/OT/ Paramedic
  • To have completed the physical assessment and disease management skills course (level 6)
  • To be an independent non-medical prescriber or be willing to work towards within the first 12 months.


  • Leadership and management course



  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge and skills relevant to role
  • Demonstrates excellent organisational/ delegation/ prioritisation skills

Personal attributes


  • Willingness to be challenged

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

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital

Bullamoor Road



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