Community Nurse

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

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Band 5
Full Time
37.5 hours per week. The Community Nursing Team provide nursing care to patients in their own homes in the beautiful setting of the South Hams in Devon. The Community Nursing Service sits within a health and social care team so the work involves working with an integrated approach to care, making every contact count. The team work closely with GP partners, local Hospice's and Voluntary Partnerships. Its an exciting and vibrant opportunity to join the team. This is a great opportunity to gain skills working in the Community Nursing Service.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role are to provide nursing care for housebound patients in their own homes. To promote self care and preventative approaches to ill health with focus on wellbeing the emphasis being of preventing hospital admissions and living well.

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

Please find JD/PS in attachments for detail.

The post holder will be delivering nursing care to include, wound care, medication administration, bowel care, catheter care, Complex Wound Management, end of life care, managing frailty as part of the MDT approach in preventative care. Using an recognised Nursing Model to assess, plan, implement, evaluate nursing needs of the patient. The use of IT as many records are now completed electronically.

Its an exciting role wilth training offered

Person Specification



  • Please see attachments for JD/PS
  • NMC Registration is essential
  • As the role requires traveling around the rural community own transport is essential car/bike.
  • Degree level qualification / equivalent


  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Wound Care
  • Care of the end of life patient
  • Care of Syringe Drivers
  • Catheter Care
  • Bowel Care
  • Medication administration
  • Able to use IT packages including email and Microsoft Excel
  • Caring for patients with lower limb ulceration



  • Experience of working in a nursing team


  • Experience of working in Community Nursing
  • Experience of end of life care

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

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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