Community Staff Nurse

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated enthusiastic band 5 staff nurse to work in Halton treatment rooms. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have a Patient centered approach to care, be highly motivated and able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

The treatment room service is for non housebound patients, providing a comprehensive range of clinical skills across 7 sites in Halton (Widnes and Runcorn) . Hours are 8.30 4.30. Currently the service is Mon Fri with one clinic site operational Saturday and Sunday. Weekly evening clinics sessions are planned for the future to meet patient needs.

The Treatment room service is committed to supporting personal development. We offer a supportive 4 week supernumerary period for all new starters. We have an in house training programme for Mentorship and a 4 day Comprehensive leg Ulcer course, to support all new starters within Bridgewater. We also encourage staff to complete a credited nurse prescribing module.

Candidates must be able to travel independently accross the trust.

Main duties of the job

You will work autonomously in a clinic setting delivering:

Medication administration /Medicines management / Injections

Health Promotion

Holistic assessments planning and evaluation of patients care needs.

Patient Centered Care

Complex wound management/Doppler assessments/Compression Bandaging

Ear Syringing

Routine re catheterisations for ambulatory patients

Mentoring, Teaching and Assessing students.

In addition the post holder will actively support the Treatment Room Service by undertaking responsibility for delegated patients within a clinical setting. Liaising with the Treatment Room team leader, District Nurse Coordinator and District Nurses will ensure information sharing in relation to patient care / changes to care plans and the continuity of care and reviewing of complex care packages.

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:


To promote the health and wellbeing within the family unit and community as a whole.

Perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs as the named nurse.

Plan, assess and evaluate programmes of care according to changing health needs and if needed under the direction of the Tissue Viability specialist Nurse.

To support the team leader in the co-ordination of complex and continuing care.

Maintain accurate records in accordance with NMC.

Attend a multi-disciplinary case conference as the named nurse if appropriate.

To communicate and collaborate with other members of the PHCT, voluntary and statutory organisations to support individual patient care.

To establish and maintain effective communication with patients, relatives and carers in complex and potentially challenging situations.

To competently perform clinical skills related to the post.

To be professionally responsible for a delegated caseload under the supervision of the Team Leader.

To assess health needs at individual, practice and community level.

To work without direct supervision.


To access support from the Treatment room team leader and Coordinator within the group for the day to day workload.

Clinical Governance:

Support clinical supervision within the team.

Maintain professional portfolio that demonstrates evidence of on-going professional development.

Ensure that practice is evidence based through undertaking audit and critically appraising literature.

Maintain clinical standards through reflective practice and clinical supervision.

Adhere to the NMC Standards:- Professional Code of Conduct. Scope of Professional Practice. Administrations of Medicines. Records and Record keeping.

Identify any limitations/gaps in professional or clinical knowledge.

Contribute to the development of and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to own area of work.

Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights.

Teaching and Learning:

Act as a mentor for pre-registration nursing students.

Support the development of the nursing team by teaching and assessing junior members of the team including health care assistants

Undertake mandatory in-house training and other training that supports the role,

Access clinical supervision.

Undertake training that is specific to the post including non medical nurse prescribing course.

Teaching of patients / carers and other professionals to support patients to maintain their optimum level of independence.

Participate in the PDP process.

To adhere to all Trust Policies.

Report sickness and other absences to the identified administrator.

To provide accurate, timely information to the identified administrator regarding annual leave, expenses and study leave.

Supply required activity data related to patient care.

We offer a great package with inclusion in the following benefits to name but a few:

NHS Pension Scheme

Up to 6 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase an additional 4 weeks annual leave

Access to a Staff Health & Wellbeing Hub which offers advice, support and schemes including Occupational Health services which include self-referral access to medical assessment facilities, Physiotherapy and a Counselling Helpline service which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Staff Salary Sacrifice Scheme including a Childcare Vouchers Scheme

A to Z list of staff benefits and discounts

Opportunities to join our Staff Champions and Staff Engagement Group

Optional Annual Health Checks, Flu Vaccines and Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives

Special leave provisions, including some over and above statutory entitlements

Flexible working options to help staff achieve a work/life balance

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • NMC Registered
  • Willing to undertake Nurse prescribing qualification by end of second year in post.


  • Tissue Viability Qualification
  • Leg ulcer Qualification
  • V150 or V300 Prescribing Qualification
  • Mentorship qualification



  • Proven post registration experience


  • Previous treatment room experience
  • Previous community nursing experience
  • Ear Care training

Skills and Attributes


  • Skills and knowledge to effectively manage wounds and leg ulcers (including compression bandaging and Doppler)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good standards of record keeping
  • Knowledge of current national policies affecting the NHS
  • Knowledge of relevant NHS legislation
  • Knowledge of audit and research
  • Effective time keeping
  • Ability to show initiative and work autonomously


  • Good IT skills.
  • Previous experience using EMIS electronic patient records.
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  • Tissue viability qualification.
  • Mentorship qualification

Additional Criteria


  • Good IT skills.
  • Previous experience using EMIS
  • .
  • Tissue viability qualification.
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable)

Employer details

Employer name

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Health Care Resource Centre

Oaks Place



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