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Livewell Southwest CIC
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 hours per week. We are seeking a Band 5 Registered Nurse to join the Community Nursing Team in the West Devon Neighbourhood covering Tavistock and surrounding areas served by the West Devon Primary Care Network. This post is apermanent post in a team covering 7 days a week 8.30 17.00 so rostered weekend working will be required.

You will work autonomously within a team based in rural practice, to provide high quality holistic nursing care designed to meet their individual needs, maximizing well-being improving health outcomes and supporting people where possible to remain at home. You will need to demonstrate initiative with sound clinical knowledge, judgment, and evidence based practice.

We are currently developing our existing services to deliver urgent and acute care at home which means an opportunity to have additional competencies in your skillset that now includes intravenous therapy. We are in the process of enhancing our frailty services to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and we also have a keen focus on supporting those caring for someone with dementia. If you have an interest in community nursing and are excited about expanding the out of hospital approach, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Are you confident about making autonomous decisions regarding patient care?

Do you want to be part of an exciting opportunity developing the traditional function of the service for a new innovative patient care pathway that delivers tangible benefits for patients and colleagues?

In line with our Service specification, why not be part of a service that ensures the patient receives the right care, by the right professional at the right time?

Would you enjoy the challenge of being an integral member of a diverse and skilled team of professionals helping to maintain continuity of care for patients in their own homes 24/7?

We are looking for a Community Registered Nurses who are passionate about providing high quality, competent care to people in their own homes. To promote a whole service, in a coordinated way and improve patients experiences. We are looking for people who are flexible and excited about being part of a transformational service which aims to build care around the needs of the community and explore hybrid nursing roles to bridge the gap between home and hospital.

You will be part of a Team and managed by a District Nurse Team Manager.

The role requires positivity, excellent communication, customer care and organisational skills, good time management and the ability to prioritise own workload.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Across all locality District Nursing Teams

Job Title

Community Registered Nurse

Pay Band

Band 5

Base and Service (this needs to reflect the service and where the work is delivered):

Attached to a District Nursing Team across Plymouth Southams and West Devon

Reports to (Line Manager):

Community Sister/Charge Nurse (referred to as Caseload Holders within this job description) and/or District Nursing Manager.

Accountable to (Professionally/managerially): (optional)

Director of Professional Practice, Quality and Safety Locality and Deputy Locality Managers.

Dimensions and Context of Role:

7.1 The post holder works as a member of the District Nursing and Primary Health Care Team during their working day.

7.2. The post holder is supported by the Caseload Holder and is responsible for providing skilled nursing care and information to patients and carers.

7.3. The aim of which is maintaining patients in their own homes and enabling them to enjoy maximum independence and optimum quality of life.

7.4. The post holder will have a clinical role within the District Nursing Team they will have responsibility for admitting and discharging patients to and from the caseload(s).

7.5. The post holder is responsible for assessing, triaging, planning, evaluating and implementing care which may be complex, sensitive and unpredictable with the support of a Caseload Holder.

7.6. The post holder is responsible for coordinating the caseload in the absence of the Caseload Holder on a temporary basis. This will be reviewed after a three-month period by the line manager or a Manager.

7.7. The post holder will work alongside Health and Social Care Services within statutory and voluntary sectors providing appropriate nursing skills to ensure care packages are responsive to individual needs of patients within their own homes and other care settings.

7.8. To signpost to appropriate services, statutory and voluntary bodies.

7.9. To undertake and to develop all nursing skills and competencies, updating as required for the role to enhance the skill mix of the nursing team, ensuring that the ever-changing health needs of patients are met.

Person Specification



  • Experience of a variety of healthcare settings

Knowledge and skills.


  • To be able to respond to urgent calls in different parts of the locality
  • Ability to use initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good time management
  • Delegation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication and interactive skills including oral, written and IT
  • Ability to assess and treat patients using evidence based practice


  • Leadership, co-ordination and management skills
  • Advanced knowledge and competence with specialised skills required in everyday community nursing
  • Teaching/mentorship skills
  • Tissue Viability, compression bandaging
  • Palliative/terminal care
  • Picc/Hicc lines
  • IV Drugs, cannulation
  • Diagnostic skills e.g. Doppler
  • Tracheostomy, Peg feeds
  • Venepuncture
  • Continence management
  • Catheterisation, urethral, supra-pubic
  • Chronic disease management
  • Complex CHC assessments.

Behavioural attributes and competencies


  • Familiar with and committed to the principles and values of the NHS.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes.
  • Consistently put clinicians at the heart of decision making.
  • Creates and fosters a culture of openness, honesty, integrity and inclusiveness.
  • Values diversity and difference.
  • Uses evidence to make improvements and seeks out innovation.
  • Demonstrates commitment to partnership working.
  • Flexible approach to working.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated with ability to influence and inspire others.
  • Outcomes focused.
  • Ability to act as a champion for patients/carers and their interests, ensuring the patients voice has an impact on service developments.



  • Degree or Diploma qualified
  • Registered Nurse

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


Tavyside Health Centre

Abbey Rise




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