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Community Nurse - Kingfisher Neighbourhood Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
Redditch Neighbourhood Teams (Nightingale & Kingfisher) are friendly, fun loving, supportive and hardworking teams who are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us. The traditional role of the NHS community nurse has been completely transformed as more care is delivered in community settings enabling patients to receive the highly skilled care they need in their own homes. If you a nurse seeking a change in career direction or a 3rd year student at the start their nursing career, come and speak with us to proactively plan your development.

We provide new starters with a structured induction package to build your confidence and competence. There will be many opportunities to develop your nursing career further once experienced.

If you would like to discuss this role informally contact the Recruiting Manager found on the top right-hand side of the advert who will be happy to discuss the role in more detail.

Main duties of the job

The role will require:

A caring and compassionate nurse who delivers care with professionalism and integrity

Shifts 7.5hrs between 7:30am 18.30 pm, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays). Additional enhancements will be received for weekend working.

A willingness to develop more skills and commitment to learning.

A typical working day will include home visits for adults needing a range of nursing interventions. These include caring for people reaching the end of their life, managing their pain relief and other symptoms in a sensitive and compassionate manner, all types of wound care- post operative wounds, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and complex dressing regimes, IV therapy and other injectable drug administration and holistic assessment of a persons needs.

Back at your base, you will be involved in team meetings, goal/care planning and evaluation and handover meetings. You will also support the teaching and learning of nurse students pre and post registration.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day today basis.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated team providing rapid and planned assessment and treatment interventions to patients in their own homes or other community settings to enable patients to maximise their independence, health and wellbeing and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. This will be achieved through a combination of hands on clinical skills and knowledge to treat, educate and support patients on a designated caseload and by working with patients and their carers to assess, plan and implement appropriate packages of care.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour that supports teamworking
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to understand professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance



  • Registered Nurse (RN1)
  • NMC Registration
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Accredited courses in palliative care, tissue viability, Diabetes
  • Mentor award



  • Experience gained during Pre-Registration training


  • 2 years post registration experience
  • Community nursing experience
  • Experience of management of caseloads

Additional Criteria


  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Team player
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Compassion and empathy skills
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


  • Willingness to undertake further training



  • Variety of evidence based clinical skills
  • Confidence to teach student nurses, trainee nursing associates, patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of evidence- based nursing, multidisciplinary working, clinical governance


  • Competence in male and suprapubic catheterisation
  • Venepuncture and IV therapy
  • Cannulation
  • Management of syringe drivers

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Orchard Place

Orchard Street


B98 7DP

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