This job has expired

Community Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
We are currently recruiting for 2 x post for Community Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse to join our busy yet rewarding team.

We are seeking to recruit someone with previous experience of working in a Community Nursing team who can provide leadership and support to develop staff in reaching their full potential.

You will be an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, with a warm personality and great people skills. Willing to undertake relevant training, you will have leadership experience and be able to demonstrate innovative practice. Showing effective management skills, you will take responsibility for caseload management of housebound patients with multiple nursing need in the community.

You will be responsible for ensuring high quality evidence-based care for patients, their families, and carers in the community.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for a complex and diverse caseload, actively working to prevent admission to the acute sector and supporting patients in their preferred place of care.
  • Responsible for maintaining detailed, accurate and confidential patient records, adhering to Trust policies.
  • Leading an effective supportive team, working together to provide clinical advice and support to other staff and patients.
  • Responsible for the management of a defined caseload of patients, with continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation, and evaluation of care programmers.
  • Accountable for the standards of care and for determining the activity of your team. This will include acting as a role model for staff, sharing learning and developing practice.
  • Your working hours would be mostly Mon to Fri, 8.30am to 4.30pm (with approximately one weekend every 4-5 weeks and bank holidays in rotation). The Community Nurse service will also be covering the 4:30 to 19:00 pm shift on a Rota basis.

The must haves for this role:

A desire to develop leadership and management skills
  • A passion for community nursing, that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for our patients within their own home
  • Adult nursing qualification along with NMC registration
  • A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes

About us

For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Salary ranging from�37,162 to �44,629 a year Per Annum (Incl. HCAS)
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - Adult
  • Active on the Mentor Register
  • Evidence of Leadership & Management development
  • Recognised coaching qualification or willing to undertake


  • Specialist Practitioner qualification (DN Degree, diploma or Certificate in District Nursing)
  • Non-Medical Prescriber/Nurse Prescriber Qualification

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Evidence of a current CPD portfolio

Previous Experience


  • Experience in mentoring and assessing both pre and post reg. nurses in a community setting.
  • Evidence of clinical leadership within a community nursing environment including
  • Mentoring/assessing in practice
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Risk and Incident Reporting (Root Cause Analysis) and supporting teams in learning from findings.
  • Able to manage own workload and support others
  • Able to conduct courageous conversations and support staff with performance related issues
  • At least 2 years Community Nursing experience at Band 6.
  • Experience of leadership within a team.


  • Clinical Leadership course or willingness to undertake

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Understanding of the role of Community Nursing
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Good organisational skills.
  • High levels of effective communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to motivate self and teams to positively manage change
  • Reinforce within the service the need to view users holistically and promote self-care and independence.
  • Work collaboratively with their counterparts from teams in other provider organisations to develop a seamless service.
  • Effective role model and motivates staff within the service by being highly visible, approachable and communicative at all levels utilising effective written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Develops strong interpersonal relationships, ensuring that staffs are given the support to develop and grow into roles.
  • Ability to support staff to undertake clinical duties, implementing evidence-based practice.
  • Ability to influence and problem solve.
  • Creative and innovative approach to service development
  • Applies policies and procedures effectively to manage risk
  • Demonstrates cultural awareness
  • Demonstrates flexibility to deal with the needs of unscheduled services and able to prioritise workloads and work under pressure.
  • Understands the business needs of the organisation and shares all available information with the service ensuring people understand latest developments and their relevance
  • Knowledge of current DH documents/government legislation and recommendations
  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications and develop expertise in identified areas
  • Participation in audit.
  • Able to utilise IT and various media in order to support data collection

Additional Requirements


  • Able to demonstrate recent innovative practice.
  • Able to work flexibly across service areas to enhance quality of service provision
  • Valid full UK licence with confidence to drive during and in unusual environments with use of car for work purposes.
  • A degree of agility and the ability to manoeuvre light to moderate loads.
  • Able to work bank holidays, weekends and unsocial hours to meet service needs.
  • Able to work in challenging environments.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Community Nursing Wokingham


RG41 2RE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert