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Senior Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Community Nurse to join the Diss Community Nursing Team on a permanent basis.

The post holder will contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics, by providing proactive, holistic case management.

The Nursing team is based in Diss and consists of Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare assistants. The Therapy team are based with the Nursing team and work very closely. They consist of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistant Practitioners.

This small team is part of a wider team with additional bases at Long Stratton and Loddon, each covering their own areas although staff are expected to support neighbouring teams depending on caseload numbers.

Main duties of the job

You will be a registered nurse with skills in palliative / end of life care, wound care (including management of leg ulcers and pressure ulcers) amongst other community nursing fields for this vulnerable group of patients and a strong desire to further develop your community nursing skills and experience along with leading more junior staff.

You will be required to work over a 7 day working week including weekends and be hard working, motivated and with excellent communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in holistic assessment, to demonstrate that you use your initiative and have a keen interest in working with this group of patients. You must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

You will support staff working at a band 3, 4 and 5 level, along with students and apprentices.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

If you are aged 16-30 and not currently in education, employment or training, our colleagues at the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (supported by the Princes Trust), can provide application and interview coaching. To request this support please contact

Job description

Job responsibilities



The post holder will:
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop treatment/care plans that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology and utilise where required.
  • Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  • Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
  • Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their treatment/care/management plan.
  • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
  • Assess and refer to a Personal Health Advisor as required.
  • Contribute to Personal Health Plans as required.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  • Plan and organise specialist services within the integrated team.
  • Ensure activity data and clinical information is recorded on SystmOne and completed on a daily basis
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
  • Order equipment and supplies via the electronic ordering systems used within the team.
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
  • Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.

  • Professional

    The post holder will:
  • Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others is planned and prioritised according to service targets ands needs.
  • Ensure own paperwork and records are maintained, and those maintained by the team.
  • Contribute to the staff rota on a monthly basis.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • Contribute to the supervision of workload within the integrated team.
  • Be aware of budget and ensure all effort is made to work within this.
  • Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
  • Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
  • Will be able to make own travel arrangements to patients homes, clinics, base and meetings etc, as required.
  • Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
  • Will be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff.
  • Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
  • Provide advice/training to less experienced staff and supervise and support band 3 and 4 staff and students where appropriate.
  • Mentor existing staff and provide training in specialist area as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the induction process for new staff/students.
  • Demonstrate basic IT/standard keyboard skills
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence
  • Maintain own continuous professional development.
  • Be accountable for work delegated to others

  • Organisational

    The post holder will:
  • Undertake mandatory training as required.
  • Participate in an annual Personal Development Review.
  • Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members.
  • Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
  • Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • Comment on draft policies.
  • Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy.
  • Contribute to clinical audit as required.
  • Complete the staff survey as required.
  • Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required.

  • Person Specification



    • Diploma or 1st level degree, or equivalent experience
    • RGN
    • Assessor/mentorship preparation ENB 998 or equivalent
    • Current NMC registration
    • Evidence of continuing professional development


    • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
    • Consultation skills

    Knowledge, Skills, Ability


    • Evidence of working at relevant level within the community setting
    • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
    • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms
    • Able to provide high standards of care
    • Highly motivated
    • Ability to use own initiative
    • Ability to manage stressful situations
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • A team player
    • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
    • Must hold a full valid driving license and have access to a vehicle

    Personal Qualities


    • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
    • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
    • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


    Diss Health Centre


    IP22 4WG

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