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Nurse Assessor - Penwith Homefirst

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced Nurse Assessor to join the Homefirst team in Penwith. This position is open to those who have experience of working in the community and wish to develop their assessment, care planning and re-enablement skills whilst being part of a dynamic, progressive, integrated multiagency, multidisciplinary team.

You will be responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of care and assist in the interpretation of information relevant to the patient's condition/progress, identify problems and needs of patient and set realistic goals.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills combined with a wide knowledge base and experience of working in older person's services.

We will offer a supportive working environment in which to develop your clinical and interpersonal skills, a structured in-service training programme appraisal and supervision system.

CPD is actively supported through regular supervision and staff training.

The team are based at Hayle Community Centre but cover the geographical area of Penwith (Hayle, Marazion, St Ives, Penzance and surrounding areas), so a UK driving license and access to a vehicle for work use is essential.

This is a full time post, shifts are planned over a 7 day rota, 365 days a year, so this post does involve regular weekend working and bank holidays and the successful candidate must be flexible with their working days.

Main duties of the job

oTo assist with providing managerial and clinical leadership deliverance of the Home First Service over 7 days a week within the guidelines of the standard operating procedure.o Responsible for high quality assessment, planning and implementation of care as a Specialist Home First Nurse Assessor, but also as a generic practitioner.o Assist in the interpretation of information relevant to the patient's condition/progress, identify problems and needs of the patient and set SMART goals to prevent hospital admission, maximise independence and/or facilitate hospital discharge.o Planning and organisation of resources, including staff, to deliver care.o Day to day complex caseload management.o Leadership of junior staff, including support workers through supervision, training and appraisals.o Model and deliver excellent evidence based clinical care, working autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

About us

We are an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification


  • Current professional registration- NMC
  • Professional qualification- RGN Adult Nursing
  • Comprehensive experience of working with those with long term and complex conditions
  • A broad range of clinical experience in a variety of community and inpatient settings
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team and multi-agency working
  • Experience of managing the risks associated with unsupervised/ lone work
  • Post-graduate training or equivalent substantial experience in rehabilitation and management of complex and long-term conditions
  • Post-graduate training or equivalent substantial experience in the management of the acutely unwell patient eg ALERT, CASP


  • Experience of participation in audit or research

Skills & Aptitude


  • Up to date clinical skills
  • Specialist level assessment skills
  • Excellent communication skills, using empathy, negotiation and motivation
  • Able to present complex information in a comprehensive way with appropriate reassurance and support
  • Reflective practitioner with portfolio evidence to support this
  • Leadership skills


  • Clinical competencies in a range of cross-professional skills

Knowledge & Abilities


  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of continuing education and professional development
  • Good teaching ability/ education experience- providing training in a range of subjects on a regular basis
  • Experience of co-ordinating and delegating tasks to others within the team
  • Commitment to working flexibly across the team and provide appropriate cross cover outside the area of speciality
  • Knowledge and ability to prescribe a range of appropriate assistive equipment

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to cope in stressful and distressing situations
  • Able to cope with changing workload/pressures in an environment which can be physically and emotionally as well as mentally demanding

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Hayle Community Centre

58 Queensway


TR27 4NX

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