Community Matron - End of Life

Solent NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
We are looking for an experienced Community Nurse with strong Leadership skills and a passion for palliative care to join our forward thinking, Innovative Community Nursing Support Service within Localities.

The team is aligned with the five Primary Care Networks in Portsmouth providing patients with a Multidisciplinary team approach for their health care needs. The Localities comprise of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff, Specialist Diabetes and Care Home Team.

The post holder will work within our Community Nursing Support Service offering end of life care to patients within our Portsmouth community. Proactively managing, co-ordinating support, care and advice to those patients at the end of life. To achieve this you will also be working closely with Solent Specialist Palliative Care Team, in order to offer expert advice and support to colleagues within localities, patients, carers and families.

Your Leadership as a Senior Nurse will include supporting and supervising a team of registered nurses and support workers enabling them, to provide high quality, person-centred care. Your excellent clinical, interpersonal and leadership skills will enable you to work collaboratively within, primary, secondary, and social care partners.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert clinical case management for patients with complex care needs living in the community, who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life. You will diagnose, prescribe and implement a range of core interventions with an emphasis on avoiding hospital admission or an unnecessary longer length of hospitalisation.

Provide specialist, expert clinical knowledge and leadership whilst directly/indirectly supervising other team members.

To use autonomous advanced clinical practice as a generalist practitioner to undertake physical health and social assessments. Planning care interventions for people with multiple and complex long-term conditions, with the multi-professional team. You will work collaboratively across primary, secondary, and social care to establish a whole systems approach to managing health and social care for the designated patient group.

To provide identified patients on the caseload with self-management/care plans.

To identify the potential for service developments, risks and deficits and inform line manager, making recommendations based on specialist knowledge.

Deal empathetically with sensitive information, to include discussing patient's changing condition with patient and/or carer.

You will lead and facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the delivery of health care services and be part of the development of health services and inter-professional working.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Bsc Nursing or RN Currently registered with the NMC


  • Post registration , specialist training relevant to speciality . Ie Specialist Community Practitioner Qualification.
  • Non Medical Prescriber (V300) or working towards.



  • It is essential that candidate meets above qualification criteria and have the ability to:
  • Work independently/autonomously without supervision within the community setting.
  • Work as a Community Nursing specialist with advanced clinical skills.
  • Lead complex care co-ordination.
  • Supporting self-care, self-management and enabling independence.
  • Demonstrate interagency and partnership working.
  • Demonstrate developed leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate Team Management experience.
  • Demonstrate a level of academic ability.

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


St Mary's Community Health Campus

Milton Road




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