Community Staff Nurse - Out of Hours

Solent NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
31 Oct 2023
If you're passionate about preventing hospital admissions and responding to urgent care needs to patients within their own homes, then Community Nursing is the role for you!

Our Out of Hours Community Nursing Team work across Portsmouth City, providing urgent clinical intervention for individuals with a range of needs within their own home. Our care is 24/7, 365 days a year so we're looking for Registered Nurses to join our Out of Hours Team.

Out of Hours Team shifts are worked on a 5 day rota'd basis, between Monday-Sunday with hours of 16:00-00:00 and 21:30-08:30. Weekend work will be required, every 1 in 3 weekends.

In this role, you will be led by one of our Community Matrons and working alongside other professionals such as GP's and Social Services. Experience within the community would be desirable however, everyone has to start somewhere and we want to help you grow and develop as a clinician.

What we really need from you is the drive to deliver the best quality and patient centred care.

We need you to travel across the city to visit our patients so ideally, you will have access to your own car. We also have pool cars which can be used by people with full UK driving licences and if you want to use your own, you can claim mileage!

Main duties of the job

*Work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability.

*Deal empathetically with sensitive information, to include discussing patient's changing condition with patient and/or carer.

*The post holder will take responsibility for managing, co-ordinating patient care and utilising other services.

*You will participate in inter-professional working and the development, implementation and evaluation of the delivery of health care services.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*You will have responsibility for providing the highest standards of patient care through on-going assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

*Working with the District Nursing team and other agencies you will use your advanced person-centred assessment skills for the health and well-being of patients with complex needs.

*To provide a nursing service in the patient's own home and other community settings.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse



  • Proven post-registration experience
  • To be able to manage the team and caseload in the absence of the team leader
  • Work autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


St Mary's Community Health Campus

Milton Road




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