Community Staff Nurse - Luton Community

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
We are currently looking for motivated, proactive Staff Nurses to support the D.N teams in order to meet the health needs of patients in Luton.

CCS Luton Community Nursing has transformed its Community Nursing Services through the development of cluster working, dividing planned and unplanned care, triaging of referrals and through the introduction of a Single Point of Access (SPA). We are now entering a new phase of transformation and innovative partnerships with local Primary, Secondary and Social Care organisations. We provide a comprehensive 24 hour a day service.

This is an ideal opportunity for Staff Nurses to develop their skills within the community setting providing holistic care to housebound patients.

Experience of working in Luton would be an advantage although full induction and training will be given in line with service need.

Luton has good transport links to the M1 and M25 and the London Luton Airport. In conjunction with Luton Borough Council, parking permits are available for staff to use in and around Luton.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised).

Main duties of the job

To support the provision of Community Nursing care within the Integrated Community Nursing Team, providing scheduled and unscheduled care to the house bound population of Luton.

To assist in the assessment, planning and implementation of holistic care provision.

To work with the MDT to prevent avoidable hospital admissions.

You will need to be adaptable to overcoming challenges and ensuring that the patients receive the evidence based nursing care they require and further refer onto other services that are identified to be appropriate.

Supporting other colleagues and embracing service development is fundamental to the role.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure at all times patients are treated with care and compassion.

To support the Senior Nurse in organisation and coordination of the overall care to meet clients care needs, which may be complex involving other professionals and agencies in an integrated and co-ordinated way.

To accept responsibility for those patients whose care has been delegated to them by the Community Nursing Sister or Senior Nurse and ensure continuity of the nursing care by on-going assessment.

Escalate risk as appropriate.

To deputise for the Community Nursing Sister in their absence as required.

Assess and prioritise unscheduled requests for nursing intervention and allocate to the appropriately skilled clinician as appropriate.

To refer patients to other services / agencies as appropriate.

To organise own work as delegated by the Senior Nurse.

Delegate work to junior staff and learners as required.

To assist in the planning and co-ordination off duty, covering annual leave, sickness and study leave under supervision of a Senior Clinician.

To assist in the assessment and implementation of care interventions to meet identified health needs of individuals, families and communities.

Maintain associated records.

To provide mentorship to pre- and post-registration nursing students.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Clear written and verbal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to problem solve


  • Holistic assessment
  • Catheterisation
  • IV Therapy
  • Syringe Drivers
  • Wound Care
  • Diabetic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Enhanced skills in problem solving

Qualifications and Training


  • Current NMC registration
  • ( Degree / Diploma )
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Willingness to undertake additional training in line with service development


  • MSPP trained
  • Palliative Care training
  • Central line training
  • Tissue Viability training



  • Nursing patients with a wide range of conditions including terminal illness and physical disabilities
  • Ability to organise/prioritise workload
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Awareness of requirement to report to District Nurse
  • Awareness of revalidation requirements
  • NMC Code of Conduct and Implication on Practice
  • Knowledge of research based practice Basic I.T skills, Microsoft office, Word.


  • Community Nursing Experience and lone working
  • Experience of working within a high ethnic population
  • Enhanced I.T skills
  • Systm0ne experience

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


The Poynt, Units 2-3

Poynters Road



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