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Community Registered Nurse

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rota
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
This is a fixed term post to cover maternity leave, until January 2024. The post would suit someone who wishes to gain community nursing experience within a supportive environment. It would also be ideal for someone wishing to return to community nursing.

The succesful candidate should be a competent and confident individual. They will need to carry out a large variety of nursing skills independently.

Communication is key and we work closely with our larger multi -disciplinary team colleagues particularly our intermediate care team who we give assistance to provide nursing care. Our other close partners include the following:
  • 5 Gp practices.
  • An acute hospital at Torbay.
  • The Community Hospital in Totnes
  • Therapy teams.
  • Social care colleagues.
  • Care agencies
  • local charitable organisations.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to forge strong bonds with all of the above.

We look forward to hearing from you. We would be delighted to discuss this opportunity so do not hesitate to phone. We would welcome any candidate who would like to arrange a visit to get a feel for the job.

Main duties of the job

  • The successful candidate must have a full driving licence.
  • We will offer comprehensive induction and training to prepare all new staff to be able to carry out their duties safely and effectively.
  • The duties include a wide variety of nursing skills including, holistic nursing assessment, palliative care, catheter care, continence care, enhanced wound care, medication administration and carer support.

About us

We have a vacancy for a Community Nurse to work within the beautiful Moor to Sea area in South Devon. This post is initially for maternity leave cover but the successful applicant will be will be in an advantageous position to take on a more permanent role given regular movement within nursing environments.

Moor to Sea covers a considerable area which is largely rural. The main towns are Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth and Totnes. This post is 22.5 hrs per week at Band 5 AFC.

We work out of three sites based in the three market towns of Ashburton, Dartmouth and Totnes. Due to the large area covered we embrace innovation and technology to help us achieve the goals of our patients.

Our Moor to Sea team works at three bases and comprise three friendly close knit teams. We work very closely together to support each other. This is a beautiful and popular holiday area and the workload can vary depending on the season. We belong to the Torbay and South Devon NHS foundation trust and have close links with the wards and departments at the acute hospital at Torbay hospital and the local community hospital in Totnes.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You must have an ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive and contentious information: using empathy and reassurance skills and can provide motivational and negotiation skills in areas where consent/ co-operation is required or there may be barriers to understanding.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person Specification

NMC registration


  • Achieved or Pending


  • Mentoring or assessing qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Moor to Sea Community Nursing

Leatside Surgery, Babbage Rd,



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