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District Nurse - Sedgemoor

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Burnham on Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
Are you a dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse looking for an exciting career opportunity?

We are actively seeking enthusiastic nurses to join our friendly District Nursing team on a permanent basis.

Our District Nursing team cover the Sedgemoor area. We collaborate with GP surgeries and play a pivotal role in the primary care network. Our holistic approach involves working closely with Living Better Nurses, Village Agents, and numerous volunteer groups. We are proud to have strong partnerships with Adult Social Care, Older Persons' Mental Health, and Rehabilitation services.

As a district nurse, you'll have the opportunity to providepersonalisedcare in the comfort of patients homes and communities.

If you're ready to take on the challenge of community-based nursing and contribute to the well-being of our Sedgemoor residents, apply today or contact us for an informal chat!

Main duties of the job

You must be a Registered General Nurse and community experience is desirable but not essential as full support will be given.

Responsibilities include: End of life care, Venepuncture, medication administration, wound care, leg ulcer management, catheter care, bowel management, continence assessments, diabetes management

Shift patterns include: 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm, 2pm-10pm

Please note, we are open to hearing from applicants who are looking for either full or part-time hours.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

In this role, you'll operate under the guidance of the District Nurse Team Leader. Your responsibilities will include assessing both simple and complex care needs, developing, implementing, and evaluating care programs, and delegating tasks to other members of the community nursing team when appropriate. You'll also refer patients who require a comprehensive care needs review or community care assessment to the District Nurse Team Leader. In the absence of the District Nurse, you'll share responsibility as the joint coordinator of caseload management.

Main Contacts:
  • District Nursing Team Colleagues
  • General Practitioners
  • Locality and Deputy Managers
  • Community Matrons
  • Nursing Home Staff
  • Residential Home Staff
  • Social Care Agencies
  • Voluntary Sectors
  • Acute Trust
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Other clinical healthcare professionals
  • Formal/informal carers
  • Allied Health Professionals

For a more detailed description of your duties and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description.

Person Specification

Community nurse


  • Registered Nurse
  • Driving license


  • Community experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Teaching and assessing qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Mulberry Centre, Berrow, Burnham on Sea

Brent Road

Burnham on Sea


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