Senior Community Nurse - Reablement

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
Job summary

Are you:
  • looking for a team which has close working with health and social care sectors?
  • An experienced band 6, ready to take on the next challenge?

Do you want:
  • an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced team with a caseload spanning all nursing specialities?
  • to develop a broad skill set, enabling you to tackle future cases with confidence?
  • regular exciting training opportunities?
  • a band 6 post with a focus on personal growth and career development?

If you answered yes, then come join us. We are seeking an experienced, confident nurse to work in the Wyre Forest area. The Reablement team assists patients requiring additional support and rehabilitation on discharge from hospital, and those in the community who need increased care or therapy input. Assessments are holistic, person centred, and focused on maximising independence. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.

This is a part-time post, with job share considered (minimum of 22.5 hours over 4 days).

Main duties of the job

As a member of the reablement team, you will work closely with therapists and social care teams, having the unique opportunity to experience both sectors whilst with us.

You will perform holistic, goal focused, patient centred assessments, and develop thorough treatment programmes to meet the goals. You will manage a varied caseload, spanning all nursing specialities.

You will work closely with both health and social care colleagues, in a blended approach to patient care. Physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists, therapy assistants and social care staff undertake collaborative working on a daily basis to ensure that all patient needs are met. Regular clinical supervision and professional support are provided. We positively encourage any special interests which complement the patient demographic that we see.

The post is based on a 5 shift weekly pattern. Flexible working arrangements considered

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

The post holder will:
  • 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 with the Reablement team providing rapid and planned expert professional assessment and treatment interventions to patients in their own homes 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 expert 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.
  • Demonstrate expert clinical knowledge, health promotion and holistic assessment skills and work with the patient and their carers to assess, plan, implement and evaluate their ongoing care and support needs in their own home or temporary/usual place of residence.

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)
  • Specialist practitioner District Nursing (degree / diploma) or equivalent level nursing qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber (V150) or will be required to undertake this qualification on commencement in post
  • Mentor award
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development


  • Non-medical prescriber (V300)
  • Management and Leadership qualification
  • Practice educator



  • High level of clinical knowledge and skill


  • Good knowledge of community services and care pathways
  • Working knowledge of mental capacity act

Additional Criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role
  • Ability to cope under pressure



  • Significant post registration experience in a variety of clinical settings
  • Experience of management of caseloads or wards and teams
  • Clinical audit / service development work
  • Experience of active participation in interdisciplinary team working

Skills & Abilities


  • Advanced assessment


  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work independently and set own priorities

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