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Senior Community Nurse

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2023
Job summary

Part time (X2 posts 18 hours working between 17:30-23:30 over 7-day rota)

This role as a band 6 Senior Community Nurse

Or as part of the evening team working 17:30-23:30 over 3 evenings a week.

The team is a countywide team which is centrally based in Droitwich with satellite bases in Evesham, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster, they visit patients in their own home and support them in remaining at home and preventing admission to hospital, and supporting early discharge from hospital.

The post is all worked as unsocial hours hence picking up pay enhancements for all hours worked which makes this post more attractive. more money for less hours!!

These working hours offer perfect work life balance particularly if you have a young family, you will have the daytime to enjoy hobbies and activities but remain in a progressive career.

we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

Working with the Evening Team most of the work allocated to you will be unplanned. The on-call service covers Worcestershire taking direct referrals from patients, 111, Ambulance Service and discharging hospitals. You will have a comprehensive induction and work along side peers until you are confident to work alone.

You will primarily work alone, and have work allocated via a handheld tablet by the triage nurse based at Droitwich. You will be able to start your visits from home if the geographics dictates. You will rotate into the triage role based at Droitwich Health Centre at least once a week. The triage nurse takes the lead for that shift & allocates the work to the team working across the area. The county is covered as 2 parts with a triage nurse for the North and South both based in Droitwich.

The patients vary immensely and no 2 shifts are the same. We see catheters, palliative care, wound care, administration of medication, diabetics, and patients requiring intensive support rehabilitation following discharge from hospital/admission prevention. As a team we often undertake initial assessments of patient in the community.

As part of a new initiative, we are working closely with West Mids ambulance service and 111 and assist with urgent care response. These can be patients that have fallen, or patients requiring further assessment to aid prevention in admission to hospital.

You will supervise and support staff and will be expected to carry out annual appraisals.

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

You will be joining the Evening element of one of our dynamic and supportive Neighbourhood Teams to provide a 24-hour admission avoidance service to the population of Worcestershire which encompasses both urban and rural areas.

The successful candidate will deliver independently a high standard of nursing care for patients in their own homes. Ensuring that care provided maintains the individuals privacy and dignity, values diversity and respects cultural and individual rights and choices.

We are looking for candidates with good communication skills, a flexible approach and enthusiasm to work within the team. You should be a committed, highly motivated and forward-thinking individual who is a good team player.

The successful candidate will also assist the team to develop and achieve team and organizational objectives. They will also participate in staff meetings and training & development activities as necessary to ensure their skills and knowledge are up to date.

Due to the nature of the post the applicant must be able to travel independently and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. Whilst a base will be identified, staff can be asked to work anywhere within the Business Unit or Service if necessary.

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)
  • Graduate Nursing Qualification at Academic Level 6 or working towards.
  • Preceptorship training
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development


  • Accredited courses in palliative care, tissue viability, Diabetes
  • Mentor award



  • Significant post registration experience in a clinical setting able to demonstrate transferability of experience to community setting
  • Experience of management of caseloads or wards and organisation of staff
  • Clinical audit/service improvement and development work
  • Experience of active participation in interdisciplinary team working


  • Previous community nursing experience
  • Transcribing medication training



  • High level of clinical knowledge and skill
  • Understanding of personal contribution to the achievement of organisational objectives within the business plan
  • Clinical Governance
  • Good knowledge of community services and care pathways
  • Health improvement
  • Good working knowledge of positive risk taking and effective risk management strategies


  • Understanding of National and local health and social care strategies
  • Working knowledge of Mental Capacity Act and Care Act
  • Understanding of an Integrated Care System and the teams role in the wider system.

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour that supports teamworking
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • High level of clinical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of teamwork
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work independently and set own priorities
  • IT skills
  • Innovative approach to care and management
  • Teaching skills


  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Root Cause Analysis investigation skills
  • Ability to manage a budget and help improve productivity and cost effectiveness

Additional Criteria


  • Assertive
  • Resilience under pressure
  • Enthusiastic and forward thinking
  • Reliable with a flexible attitude
  • Self-motivated and ability to motivate others
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


  • Willingness to undertake further training

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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