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Senior Community Nurse - Neighbourhood Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated senior community nurse to join our team. The successful candidate will be based at Pershore Community Hospital and will provide leadership and support to their colleagues working within the Pershore and Upton Neighbourhood Team.

We are looking for a passionate individual who is excited by change and is keen to deliver nursing care in the community. The successful post holder will be triaging calls that are coming into the Neighbourhood Team. You will be able to achieve a balance of triaging and patient facing, as you will also be visiting patients within their home environments, conducting holistic assessments for our Intensive Support patients who are coming out of hospital via Pathway 1, or completing an Admission Prevention assessments.

We are a supportive team who are committed to developing services to provide individual care for our patients. We offer dedicated time for training and clinical supervision, with a supportive L& D Department to help guide. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress, as well as flexibility, professional development and a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss this role informally, get in touch with Recruiting Manager found on the top right-hand side of the advert

Working flexibly to provide the service delivery need across the local area (the service operates from 7:30am 6:30pm, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays)

Main duties of the job

You will be at the front door for Pershore and Upton Neighbourhood Team, receiving calls for district nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy patients, so a welcoming manner is important. Our friendly therapist of the Neighbourhood Team are able to support you with any therapy related queries you may have.

You will use your clinical knowledge to triage these phone calls which may either result in a same day visit, or advice and guidance can be given to promote self-care and independence. You will work along side administrators who will also be receiving phone calls, and as there triaging clinician you will provide support and guidance to them also.

You will manage and oversee the Intensive Support caseload, undertaking nursing assessments and reviews (72hours and 1 week). We feel it important for you to complete these assessments to maintain your own holistic assessment skills. We have five other Senior Community Nurses within the team, which is a great resource of peer support, and we feel it is important for them to maintain their own skills and abilities being the triaging clinician, so they will do this when you are completing assessments/reviews.

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. Your input is a valuable part of the teams work.

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 including wellbeing festivals and 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 role will require:
  • An enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker to become part of a primary care facing community
  • The ability to work autonomously and manage your own work load and work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working in a fast paced and varied environment

The post holder will:
  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day-to-day 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.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner with the integrated care team providing rapid and planned expert professional 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 expert 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.
  • Demonstrate expert clinical knowledge, health promotion and holistic assessment skills and will work with the patient and their carers to assess, plan, implement and evaluate their ongoing care and support needs in their own home or temporary/usual place of residence.
  • Support the Operational and Clinical Team leaders in the delivery of best nursing practice, undertake triage, and an involvement with the allocation of work and leadership of other staff, manage team resources and deputise in their absence.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RN1)
  • Graduate Nursing Qualification at Academic Level 6 or working towards.
  • Preceptorship training
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development
  • Full Current UK Professional Registration
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • District Nursing Specialist Practitioner Qualification
  • Prescribing Qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Post-graduate modules in Leadership
  • Practice Assessor



  • Significant post registration experience in a clinical setting able to demonstrate transferability of experience to community setting
  • Experience of management of caseloads or wards and organisation of staff
  • Clinical audit/service improvement and development work
  • Experience of active participation in interdisciplinary team working


  • Transcribing medication training
  • Clinical audit/service improvement and development work



  • High level of clinical knowledge and skill
  • Clinical Governance
  • Good knowledge of community services and care pathways
  • Health Improvement
  • Good working knowledge of positive risk taking and effective risk management strategies


  • Understanding of National and local health and social care strategies
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Care Act
  • Understanding of an Integrated Care System and the Neighbourhood Teams role within the wider system.

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
  • High level of clinical skills
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to work independently and set own priorities
  • Teaching skills

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Pershore Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Drive



WR10 1PS

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