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Community Registered Nurse

Livewell Southwest CIC
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Kingsbridge Community nurse Team for a band 5 Community Registered Nurse

Up to 37.5hours per week.

The role requires positivity and excellent communication, leadership, and caseload management abilities. You will need to demonstrate integrity and initiative, sound clinical knowledge with evidenced based practice and the ability to manage a team, approaching your work in a coordinated way.

We work integrated with primary care, adult social care, therapists, urgent & intermediate care services alongside our specialist services informing our ageing well MDTs which facilitates shaping our future to deliver great quality care for housebound individuals.

We strive to maximise wellbeing, improve health outcomes and patient experience, and support people to remain at home. Through expert advice and clinical support and treatment, promoting the optimum quality of life. Whilst providing an effective and efficient service delivery, utilising health promotion, wound, medication, and continence management.

If you have an interest in community nursing, preventing hospital admissions, and caring for people with complex long-term disease, through to the last stages of their life, this role is for you.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

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Main duties of the job

The post holder works as a member of the District Nursing &Primary Health Care Team during their working day.

The post holder is supported by the Caseload Holder &is responsible for providing skilled nursing care &information to patients &carers.

The aim of which is maintaining patients in their own homes & enabling them to enjoy maximum independence &optimum quality of life.

The post holder will have a clinical role within the District Nursing Team; they will have responsibility for admitting &discharging patients to and from the caseload(s).

The post holder is responsible for assessing, triaging, planning, evaluating &implementing care which may be complex, sensitive &unpredictable with the support of a Caseload Holder.

The post holder is responsible for coordinating the caseload in the absence of the Caseload Holder on a temporary basis. This will be reviewed after a three-month period by the line manager or a Manager.

The post holder will work alongside Health & Social Care Services within statutory and voluntary sectors providing appropriate nursing skills to ensure care packages are responsive to individual needs of patients within their own homes &other care settings.

To signpost to appropriate services, statutory & voluntary bodies.

To undertake &to develop all nursing skills &competencies, updating as required for the role to enhance the skill mix of the nursing team, ensuring that the ever-changing health needs of patients are met.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***** For full details regarding the role please see the attached document entitled Job Description *****

Person Specification

Behavioural Attributes & Competencies


  • Familiar with and committed to the principles and values of the NHS.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes.
  • Consistently put clinicians at the heart of decision making.
  • Creates and fosters a culture of openness, honesty, integrity and inclusiveness.
  • Values diversity and difference.
  • Uses evidence to make improvements and seeks out innovation.
  • Demonstrates commitment to partnership working.
  • Flexible approach to working.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated with ability to influence and inspire others.
  • Outcomes focused.
  • Ability to act as a champion for patients/carers and their interests, ensuring the patients voice has an impact on service developments.



  • Registered Nurse



  • Evidence or recent updating/training
  • Current knowledge of developments in nursing and healthcare in general
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance including audit and research
  • Understanding of clinical supervision and continued professional development
  • Understanding of Team function
  • Awareness or recent Government policies
  • Understanding of Community Nursing service and local issue


  • Teaching qualification
  • (998/ mentorship or
  • Equivalent)
  • Relevant post registration courses/ knowledge base relevant to the post
  • Non-Medical Prescribing



  • Experience of a variety of healthcare settings



  • To be able to respond to urgent calls in different parts of the city
  • Ability to use initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good time management
  • Delegation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication and interactive skills including oral, written and IT
  • Ability to assess and treat patients using evidence based practice


  • Leadership, co-ordination and management skills
  • Advanced knowledge and competence with specialised skills required in everyday community nursing
  • Teaching/mentorship skills
  • Tissue Viability, compression bandaging
  • Palliative/terminal care
  • Picc/Hicc lines
  • IV Drugs, cannulation
  • Diagnostic skills e.g. Doppler
  • Tracheostomy, Peg feeds
  • Venepuncture
  • Continence management
  • Catheterisation, urethral, supra-pubic
  • Chronic disease management
  • Complex CHC assessments.
  • Previous triage experience.

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