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Community Staff Nurse - Neighbourhood Nursing Service

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
Full Time = 37.5 Hours Per Week or Various Hours Available

Do you have the commitment & drive to make a difference? Can you think on your feet? Make effective clinical decisions? Community Nursing could be the career for you.

Whether you are an experienced registered nurse or newly qualified, community nursing offers you the opportunity to learn, develop & progress.

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic & motivated Registered Nurses to join our innovative Neighbourhood Nursing Service throughout the Barnsley area.

The service is responsible for delivering a wide range nursing care to housebound patients, which includes wound management, chronic disease management, promotion of self-care, terminal/palliative care & the administration of IV anti-biotics for admission avoidance.

Successful candidates will maintain high quality effective nursing care in the community as part of the wider integrated care team.

The team is committed to personal development, training & wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

As a Neighbourhood Staff Nurse you will support the District Nurse in carrying out nursing care for patients primarily within their home but you will also participate in clinic sessions.

Enthusiasm and the ability to use your own initiative are essential, along with good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage your time effectively.

You will need the ability to work both as part of a team and as a lone worker, along with the use of a vehicle to undertake any necessary travel in connection with the duties of the post.

You will be allocated to a specific Neighbourhood however, it should be noted that you are employed to work across the service and may be required to move bases if/when required.

You will be required to work flexibly as the service operates 8am 8pm.

Full and Part time positions are available.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Undertake duties under the supervision of the District Nurse delivering skilled nursing care over a 24 hour period.

Deliver evidence based planned care, which is safe, effective, in a manner which is caring, compassionate and enables individuals to reach an optimum level of functioning, independence, rehabilitation and recovery.

Adapt and provide a wide range of nursing care in home and community based settings

Be accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for patients, reporting and escalating relevant information to appropriate health and social care professionals.

Work in in an integrated and partnership way with primary, secondary, social care, the independent and voluntary sector and others to improve the health and care of individuals, families and communities, particularly the most vulnerable.

Undertake and maintain the required statutory, mandatory and core training and preparation to meet the specific clinical needs of the service.
  • Participate with the training of learners and participate in staff inductions where appropriate.
  • Delegate work to other staff members within the team.
  • Establish good working relationships with the Primary Health Care Teams


1.1 Core duties and responsibilities:
  • Act as the named nurse under the supervision of the District Nurse. This includes the first and continuing assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of care given to individuals in their own homes.
  • In the absence of the District Nurse, manage the caseload and the Neighbourhood Team, monitoring standards of care and deploying and supervising team members as appropriate.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of packages of care, including liaison with other health professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies to deliver skilled nursing care and support any changes.
  • Record all patient contacts and activities accurately and contemporaneously maintaining accurate records and statistical returns as required by the Trust including entering data onto the Trusts systems within the required timeframes.
  • Advise patients on health promotion issues in order to achieve pre-determined local and national health targets.
  • Support team leaders/sister/charge nurses in their role assisting in the day-to day management of the teams and occasionally, when in charge, being responsible for more junior staff working the shift.
  • Responsible for delivering skilled nursing care to patients in the community setting e.g. recording and monitoring a patients clinical observations, wound care management, palliative care, IV cannulation, intravenous medications, male catheterisation, and obtaining bloods for diagnostic purposes etc.
  • Participate in health screening programmes and disease management of patients under the direction of the District Nurse.
  • To be a skilled communicator establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with members of the Primary Health Care Team and other Health and Social Care professionals, initiating referrals where appropriate to ensure adequate support for patients and carers.
  • Advise patients on health promotion issues in order to achieve pre-determined local and national health targets.
  • Act as a mentor for students and participate in all aspects and levels of training in order to consolidate theoretical and practical teaching of staff and learners.
  • To have knowledge of and be able to effectively use available resources.
  • To participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis with a designated person.
  • To carry out duties in a skilled and competent manner in order to provide an appropriate level of skilled nursing care to clients in the community.
  • Demonstrate a range of clinical skills that supports high quality person-centred care for the caseload population in a variety of community settings.
  • Contribute to the delivery of person centred care plans by the district nursing team ensuring regular evaluation of care and develop systems to support staff interventions and care quality.
  • Work collaboratively with others to identify individuals who would benefit from technology, with ongoing support and management.
  • Work in partnership with individuals, formal and informal carers and other services to promote the concept of self-care and patient-led care where possible, providing appropriate education and support to maximise the individuals independence and understanding of their condition(s) in achieving their health outcomes.
  • Lead and foster a culture of openness and recognition of duty of candour in which each team member is valued, supported and developed, inspiring a shared purpose to support the delivery of high quality effective care.
  • Contribute to the development, collation, monitoring and evaluation of data relating to service improvement and development, quality assurance, quality improvement and governance, reporting incidents and developments related to community nursing ensuring that learning from these, where appropriate, is disseminated to a wider audience to improve patient care.
  • To be aware of and act in accordance with Trust Clinical Standards and Guidelines and the NMC Code of Conduct and Guidelines maintaining competency and attending training as appropriate.
  • Where the person is a Nurse Prescriber: prescribe medication and appliances for patients via independent and supplementary prescribing arrangements, and within the scope of practice.

1.2 Communication with others:
  • Patients, their carers and families.
  • Colleagues within the larger team to provide workload cover and professional support.
  • The Caseload Holder, Lead Nurse and management team, to provide managerial support and advice in the problem solving process, and to facilitate professional development.
  • The Community Matron- to provide clinical leadership and guidance
  • A whole system relationships approach across health and social care providers and the independent sector. Demonstrating both vertical and horizontal integrated working and develops effective relationships with other service providers where appropriate.

Trust Values:

The Trust is committed to ensuring the highest standards of care and treatment and expects that all staff treat people e.g, service users, their carers, relatives, friends, colleagues, visitors etc, with dignity and respectat all time. The post holder must all time act in accordance with the Trusts Values:

Honest, open, transparent


Person first and in the centre

Improve and be outstanding

Relevant today, ready for tomorrow

Families and carers matter


Report any concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of children, adults service users, members of their families etc, in accordance with Trust Policy.

Prevent and respond appropriately to abuse and understand own role in this by undertaking Safeguarding training.

For full details of the role please see the supporting documents attached.

Person Specification



  • Responsive attitude and approach
  • Dress appropriately for the environment
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability).



  • Registered Adult Nurse
  • Evidence of meeting revalidation requirements


  • V150 nurse prescribing qualification
  • Evidence of skills in:
  • Male catheterisation
  • Venepuncture
  • Syringe driver
  • Ear syringing
  • Mentor Prep



  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Evidence of motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • Community Nursing experience
  • Evidence of teaching skills
  • Evidence of IT skills



  • Understanding of government legislation/ documentation affecting NHS and primary care.
  • Evidence of health promotion skills.
  • Demonstrate Innovative Practice
  • Demonstrate Motivational Interviewing Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
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