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Community Staff Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a Community Staff Nurse to join the West Berkshire Community Nursing team.

Within the community we are seeing more complex and acute patients than ever before, with increasingly specialist treatment and care being provided by highly skilled staff.Working within our Community Nursing Team you will support, assess, and treat patients with a variety of health needs, delivering high quality, evidence based practice. You will have a passion and enthusiasm to care for patients in their own homes.

The Community Nursing service offers care to patients in their own homes, 7 days a week, 08.30 - 19.00, inclusive of Bank Holidays.The service has a wide range of skill mix from Band 3 Healthcare assistants, through to band 7 Community Matrons.

You will have a commitment to providing holistic care to patients in their own homes, be able to work on you own initiative and work well within a team. Key clinical skills include complex wound care, bladder & bowel management, palliative & end of life care, as well as medication administration.

You will receive support into the role through induction, training and beyond. There will be opportunities for personal development and career progression if desired.

Interviews to be held 7th June 2023

Main duties of the job

o To work in conjunction with the Team Leader/ Community Nursing Band 6/ Community Matron and all staff within the team to holistically assess the needs of patients and carers, and to work in partnership with the patient and family to plan, implement and evaluate programmes of nursing care.

o To be able to undertake first visits and take any immediate action, reporting back to the Team Leader/Community Nursing Band 6/Community Matron for further discussion and/or assessment.

o To undertake practice assessor and supervisor training support students and new staff to the service.

o Provide care according to the available evidence of best practice and the support of others in the development of evidence based practice.

o To be actively involved in promoting self-care for patients and building Health Promotion into care.

o To develop and participate in planned teaching programmes for patients,o To demonstrate knowledge and skills including assessment, reassessment, medication management, bladder bowel care, tissue viability, care, use and administration of treatment using specialist equipment, palliative care and symptom control, managing acute episodes of care, reducing hospital admissions, as per band 5 competency document.

o To provide care to people with long term conditions undertaking reviews in accordance with the individual patient care plan and with support of more experienced colleagues as required.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Benefits of working for us include: Flexible working options to support work-life balance. 27 days annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution Excellent learning and career development opportunities Advanced IT enablement Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseriesThe must haves for you to be considered for this role:1. Registered General Nurse (RGN), NMC registration.2. Well developed written and verbal communication skills3. Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.Able to work flexibly across 7 days service requirement

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • NMC Registration

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of CPD


  • Mentorship training

Previous Experience


  • Community nursing Experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Ability to identify risks and act accordingly with regard to safety of oneself, patients and others using the appropriate aids
  • Able to demonstrate use of own initiative and ability to work alone
  • Ability to demonstrate organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to participate in standard setting and audit


  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of LTC's and the concept of self-management

Additional Requirements


  • IT skills - including Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to travel across multiple sites in Berkshire
  • Ability to demonstrate professional behaviours and attitudes
  • Full UK driving license and access to own car
  • Able to work flexibly across 7-day service requirement

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