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Community Staff Nurse - Northwich Care Community

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

We are looking for the right Community Staff Nurses to join our team!

Please Note previous applicants need not apply

This post requires effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable and approachable. Are you patient focused, are you a team player, is community your passion - if this is you we would love to hear from you.

Our Community Nurse Teams are responsible for the assessment of nursing care needs, implementation and evaluation of care programmes and the delivery of high quality holistic care within the community setting, and within our catheter and leg ulcer clinic's. You will be expected to support your peers, the team leader and the organisation in promoting the Trusts values and behaviours.

The hours of work are between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00, over 7 days.

You will need to be able to work independently, possess good time management and organizational skills and be expected to be innovative and flexible to work in other areas if required to meet service need.

Please note whilst main base will be in Northwich you may be required to work across the footprint of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.

Travel is an essential part of this role; please demonstrate on your application form how you would meet this requirement

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Band 5 staff nurses to support the Caseload holders in delivering high quality, efficient and safe care. We are looking for Nurses who are - newly qualified, community experienced or have no previous experience, for our team it is about the individual.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, person who possesses both clinical and digital skills to support in the promotion of quality improvement for a local population. Main duties will involve wound management, chronic condition management, catheter management and palliative support and end of life care. Our patient groups are varied and often complex.

In return you will benefit from a structured and robust and individual induction package and the development of competencies within a very supportive team. You will also have an allocated mentor to work alongside you during the induction and probation process

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work under the direction of the Community Nurse Team leader and to be responsible for the assessment and management of the health needs of an identified population and for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within a range of target groups including end of life care and patients with long term conditions and complex nursing needs.

To support, and wherever possible maintain patients in their own preferred place of care, enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life. To be expected to hold a designated caseload and deputise in the absence of the DistrictNurse.

To liaise with all healthcare professionals and other agencies to ensure appropriate and effective service delivery.

To work within the agreed framework for Community Nursing Services.

To assess, provide and review holistic nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers within the home environment or appropriate care setting in a safe and professional manner using evidence based knowledge.

To undertake initial assessments on receipt of specific referrals to the caseload, acknowledging the needs of clients and their carers.

To assess, plan and implement and evaluate a plan of care to meet the patients physical, social, emotional and environmental needs, encompassing a rehabilitative/ self-care approach where necessary and as per district nursing contract.

To provide skilled nursing care and ability to undertake clinical tasks including wound care, leg ulcer assessment and management, administration of medication via syringe pump, care/use of intravenous lines, venepuncture, and catheter care.

To be able to recognize, interpret and analyse clinical data related to the individual clients needs including client observations.

To demonstrate, teach and supervise the nursing care that can be safely delegated to the patient/carer giving support as necessary.

To promote clinical excellence and evidence based approach to care by complying with the agreed Trust policies and procedures and maintaining clinical competencies in line with competency framework.

Work to the End of Life (EOL) Strategy including adherence to all EOL tools, acting as a clinical expert in EOL care provision

Take an active role in health education of the individual and community promoting selfcare and providing both planned and opportunistic care based upon evidenced based information.

Accurately record all patient contacts on Emis web and Trust documentation as per MCHFT policy ensuring patient and professional confidentiality is maintained at all times in accordance with NMC guidelines

Manage and assess patients discharge potential and need from the caseload.

Ensure that equipment and aids, necessary for effective care, meet the needs of individual patients and are adequately maintained. Demonstrate and explain safe use of equipment for patient and/or carer where required.

Participate in the delivery of care involving complex needs and supporting carers and relatives in distressing circumstances.

Refer people to other practitioners when needs and risks are beyond ones own scope of practice or require longer term support

Prioritise and manage own caseload & client group

Assume the responsibility for the clinical case load in the absence of the Team Leader/Senior Lead delegating work appropriately within the competency framework

To participate in the measurement and monitoring of quality standards as appropriate.

If a qualified nurse prescriber to participate fully in the Non-medical Prescribing initiative ensuring assessment of prescribing need is evidence based and cost effective and adheres to MCHFT wound care prescribing formulary.

To maintain accurate personal and professional records adhering to MCHFT and Nursing and Midwifery Council policy and guidelines.

To ensure the most efficient and cost effective utilisation of all resources (human, physical and financial).

To report accidents/incidents of patients or self which occur whilst on duty and to complete on the Incident reporting system immediately. To participate in any investigations as necessary.

To contribute to and co-operate in the co-ordination of off duty and holiday leave with colleagues, ensuring service cover is maintained. To work effectively to support other team members in all aspects of the service.

To maintain all aspects of MCHFT Integrated Governance Strategy and requirements including active participation in appraisal and clinical supervision in accordance with Trust policy.

Act at all times in a manner which illustrates respect for privacy dignity andconfidentiality

Person Specification



  • UK driving licence and use of car


  • Knowledge of Long Term Condition Management
  • Wound Care Management
  • Palliative Care Experiance



  • Registered General Nurse/Registration Imminent


  • Community Experience



  • A listening, learning and leading approach


  • Experience of mulit-agency working
  • Team Working

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