Livewell Southwest CIC
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nurse to work as a Band 6 District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse as part of our friendly Community nursing team.

Up to 30 hours per week

The role requires positivity and excellent communication, leadership, and caseload management abilities. You will need to demonstrate integrity and initiative, sound clinical knowledge with evidenced based practice and the ability to manage a team, approaching your work in a coordinated way.

We are integrated within the primary care networks, adult social care, therapists, urgent & intermediate care services alongside our specialist services informing our ageing well MDTs which facilitates shaping our future to deliver great quality care for housebound individuals.

We strive to maximise wellbeing, improve health outcomes and patient experience, and support people to remain at home. Through expert advice and clinical support and treatment, promoting the optimum quality of life. Whilst providing an effective and efficient service delivery.

The right applicant would be supported well by the team, so this is an excellent opportunity for nurses wanting to take the next step in their career as a band 6 community staff nurse. We are all very committed to our service and love to welcome new team members, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop as an autonomous practitioner in a friendly, supportive team.

Main duties of the job

To ensure provision of a nursing assessments/high quality/safe/ evidence-based care to patients/carers with the aim of maintaining patients in their own homes

To work in partnership with patients/carers/members of the multi-disciplinary team to offer support/advice/promote informed choice, maximising independence/optimising quality of life

To be an autonomous practitioner responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with complex health/social care needs

To provide developmental management to all staff within the team supporting the Band 7

To work in this adaptable/evolving role, focusing on safe/effective admission avoidance, supporting timely discharge from hospitals/other care settings. Implementing personalised support plans/collaborating with the whole community resource to facilitate ongoing care management

To be a Community Sister your role is vital in terms of coordinating peoples care/delegating to your team. Develop knowledge of government policy/clinical procedures

You will be required to be an autonomous practitioner/a role model/to provide holistic patient centred care. To champion for patients, whilst demonstrating highly motivated leadership skills with ability to influence/inspire others. Teach/mentor your team utilising your transferable skills

We offer training in line with the required competencies for you to build on your past knowledge/experience/skills. You will be expected to undertake continued learning with accessibility to accredited courses

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Band 5
  • Registered Nurse
  • Band 6
  • Registered Nurse with a minimum 3-years post registered experience
  • Community experience
  • Teaching skills
  • Nursing prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake nurse prescribing education
  • Mentorship Module or equivalent or willingness to undertake this


  • Band 6
  • Degree or working towards



  • Band 5
  • To be able to respond to urgent calls in different parts of the city
  • Ability to use initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good time management
  • Delegation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication and interactive skills including oral, written and IT
  • Ability to assess and treat patients using evidence based practice
  • Band 6
  • Evidence of recent study
  • To be able to respond to urgent calls in different parts of the city
  • Evidence of Good multi-agency liaison skills Good time management
  • Delegation skills
  • Ability to assess and treat patients using evidence based practice
  • IT literate
  • Ability to work with difficult and complex situations
  • Flexible/Adaptable
  • Team player
  • Ability to act as a role model
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Non-judgemental
  • Ability to travel across Plymouth


  • Band 5
  • Leadership, co-ordination and management skills
  • Advanced knowledge and competence with specialised skills required in everyday community nursing
  • Teaching/mentorship skills
  • Tissue Viability, compression bandaging
  • Palliative/terminal care
  • Picc/Hicc lines
  • IV Drugs, cannulation
  • Diagnostic skills e.g. Doppler
  • Tracheostomy, Peg feeds
  • Venepuncture
  • Continence management
  • Catheterisation, urethral, supra-pubic
  • Chronic disease management
  • Complex CHC assessments.
  • Band 6
  • Evidence of using initiative to put innovation into practice.
  • Management of change
  • Clinical Supervision training
  • Full Driving Licence



  • Band 5
  • Evidence or recent updating/training
  • Current knowledge of developments in nursing and healthcare in general
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance including audit and research
  • Understanding of clinical supervision and continued professional development
  • Understanding of Team function
  • Awareness or recent Government policies
  • Understanding of Community Nursing service and local issue
  • Band 6
  • Holistic, patient centred assessment skills
  • Ability to assess acute/chronic patient conditions
  • Autonomous Practitioner
  • Caseload/Team Management Skills
  • Highly motivated with ability to influence and inspire others.
  • Background and development knowledge of Government Policies and changes in Primary Care
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Evidence of appropriate clinical competence and ongoing professional development including all clinical aspects of community skills for the role.


  • Band 5
  • Teaching qualification
  • (998/ mentorship or
  • Equivalent)
  • Relevant post registration courses/ knowledge base relevant to the post
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Band 6
  • Competent to the level for post in each of the dimensions of the knowledge and skills framework



  • Band 5
  • Experience of a variety of healthcare settings
  • Band 6
  • Clinical and Management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Innovative and Assertive
  • Current experience and knowledge in all relevant areas of clinical practice.
  • Experience in managing sensitive issues and overcoming obstacles in communication.


  • Band 6
  • Management/Leadership qualification
  • Management/Leadership study days and Clinical Supervision training.

Behavioural Attributes & Competencies


  • Band 5
  • Familiar with and committed to the principles and values of the NHS.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes.
  • Consistently put clinicians at the heart of decision making.
  • Creates and fosters a culture of openness, honesty, integrity and inclusiveness.
  • Values diversity and difference.
  • Uses evidence to make improvements and seeks out innovati
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