Senior Nurse Urgent Community Response

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year including HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Job summary

We are looking for a Band 6 Nurse to join our Crisis Response team.The current vacancy is for a permanent full time member of staff, 37.5 hours per week. Hours flexible to cover 8am-8pm 7 days a week.

The post holder will be based in the Community co-ordination centre at Milford community Hospital, but work across Guildford and Waverley localities

Work will involve some triaging of referrals for the Crisis response team, ensuring individuals receive a timely clinical response primarily aimed at preventing admission to an acute hospital setting.

However, your primary role will be to provide an urgent holistic clinical assessment to individuals in their own home. You will work as part of an MDT with therapy colleagues, the intermediate care team and a frailty GP to put a safe short term plan in place.

You will need to liaise with other community services and partner organisations to ensure safe handover following this short, intense period of intervention (up to 72 hours)

The post holder will have Professional responsibility for themselves and those who they supervise. They will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of clinical practice, standards, research, as well as policies, protocols, guidelines and service development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder should have previous experience working with patients who have long term complex conditions, who are likely to be frail. Experience of working in the community would be advantageous as individuals referred will be at risk of admission to hospital or have recently been discharged from hospital.

The patient demographic are increasing acutely unwell and complex.

However, we will also consider applications from individuals who have relevant experience of working autonomously at a senior level. Additional training and support will be provided

You will promote innovation and improvement within the crisis response team. You must be well organised and an excellent communicator and be willing to work flexibly. Good time management skills are also essential.

Applicants must have NMC registration to be considered for this post and have had experience working within the NHS in a clinical role. You will need to be able to drive independently between sites patients homes and have use of a vehicle for business purposes.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy or for further information. Please contact CCC lead clinicians Rachael Farrer (Nurse ) 07811 723545 or service manager Jose Navalha 07970 433488

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working with GPs, Community Matrons, District Nurses, Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants you will visit patients to ensure they receive the interventions and care required to ensure the patient remains at home in a safe and supported environment. This care is delivered for a maximum of 72hours, is reviewed by the MDT and referred onto the most appropriate service/services within Adult Community Services and/or external organisation.

The Urgent community Response Team are based in the Community Co Ordination Centre triaging referrals from GPs, Paramedics on scene, A&E colleagues & other health & social care colleagues. You will be expected to visit patients that require an urgent holistic assessment in order to prevent hospital admission. These may be patients already known to Adult Community Services who have had a change in their care/nursing needs or new patients referred in from external services

Person Specification



  • NMC registered Nursing Qualification & evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD).


  • Physical Assessment at Level 6 or 7 or a desire to Complete this as CPD.
  • Mentorship qualification.



  • Some understanding in differential Diagnosis / Physical assessment in order to formulate an impression as to why a patient may have deteriorated.
  • Has an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy/national guidance/CQC/ and appreciate the implications of this on engagement.
  • Has some understanding of Adult community services.
  • Has experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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