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Community Staff Nurse

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Halton District Nursing service are seeking a committed and enthusiastic individual to join their team as a community staff nurse.

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have a Patient centered approach to care, be highly motivated and able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

The district nursing service provides nursing care to the housebound population of Halton to patients in their own homes as well as residential care homes. We also provide a treatment room service for ambulant patients and provide a comprehensive range of clinical skills.

You will work under the direction of the District Nursing Sister delivering:
  • Administration of IV medication/Medicines management
  • Health Promotion
  • End of life / supportive care.
  • Holistic assessment
  • Patient centered Care
  • Complex wound management

The District Nursing service is committed to supporting personal development. We offer a supportive 4-week supernumerary period for all new starters.

We have an in-house training programmed 4 day Comprehensive leg Ulcer course, to support all new starters within Bridgewater. We also encourage staff to complete a credited nurse prescribing module.

Travel is essential for the post therefore candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to travel and hold a full UK driving license.

Student nurses who are currently awaiting confirmation of their PIN number to practice as a band 5 are invited to apply.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder actively supports the District Nursing team by undertaking responsibility for a delegated caseload.
  • Undertakes the assessment, planning and evaluation of patients care needs.
  • Liaises with the District Nurse to ensure information sharing in relation to patient care / changes to care plan and the continuity of care and reviewing of complex care packages.
  • Mentoring, Teaching and Assessing.
  • Liaises with all health care professionals and other agencies to ensure effective service delivery.

About us

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred not only in respect to our patients but our leaders follow a person centred approach to staff members allowing empowerment and well-being throughout our service.

E- Encouraging innovation allows all our staff to be creative, you will be joining a team that can help you achieve your goals whilst providing high standards of individualised care

O- Open - We are part of an NHS organisation who wants to be open and honest with our patients and also our staff members.

P- Professionalism in nursing / Healthcare requires a Healthcare Worker to adopt a holistic and optimistic (yet still pragmatic) view on any situation, and always aim to help others above all else

L- Location - Our bases are in the heart of the community we serve allowing a greater understanding of the health inequalities our residents face

E- Efficient and tight knit our teams work well together we have a productive atmosphere which creates a positive working environment

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To promote the health and well-being within the family unit and community as a whole.
  • Perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs as the named nurse.
  • Plan, assess and evaluate programmes of care according to changing health needs under the direction of the District Nurse.
  • To support the team leader in the co-ordination of complex and continuing care packages.
  • Maintain accurate records in accordance with NMC.
  • Attend a multi-disciplinary case conference as the named nurse if appropriate.
  • To communicate and collaborate with other members of the PHCT, voluntary and statutory organisations to support individual patient care.
  • To establish and maintain effective communication with patients, relatives and carers in complex and potentially challenging situations.
  • To competently perform clinical skills related to the post.
  • To be professionally responsible for a delegated caseload under the supervision of the District Nurse.
  • To assess health needs at individual, practice and community level.
  • To undertake chronic disease management reviews using appropriate template.
  • To work without direct supervision.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered adult nurse
  • Evidence of level 5/6 study.


  • V100/V150 nurse prescriber
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification



  • Previous community experience
  • Post-registration nursing experience.

Skills & Attributes


  • Range of extended clinical skills & demonstrate clinical knowledge.
  • Male & Female catheterisation.
  • Venepuncture and immunisation.
  • Able to communicate sensitive information to patients, relatives and carers.
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate packages of care.
  • Able to develop effective interpersonal skills/relationships across the health & social care setting.
  • Good verbal & written skills.


  • IT skills.
  • Experience of using Electronic Patient Records.
  • Audit and research.
  • Supra pubic catheterisation.
  • Tissue viability qualification.
  • Leg Ulcer management qualification.
  • IV Therapy
  • Chronic disease management.
  • Experience of
  • working within palliative care.
  • Management skills.
  • Teaching & assessing skills.

Job Specific Requirements


  • The ability to travel independently across the Trust
  • The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs
  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable)

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

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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