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Community Registered Nurse

Livewell Southwest CIC
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
As an NHS provider, Livewell Southwest are at the forefront of Community Nursing. We invite you to discuss our various career opportunities. Please call Nicky on 07717530239 or forward your CV to

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Livewell Southwest for any band 5 Nurseswho currently do not hold a driving licence -we can support you to learn to drive by providing lessons during working time.

LWSW appreciates that work life balance is vitally important for our employees wellbeing & therefore we have hours available from 22.5 - 37.5 hours per week, working across 7 days.Our core hours are 0800 20:00 & are open to discuss any working pattern within these hours, to enable you to get the balance of home & work life that suits you.

The role requires positivity, excellent communication, leadership, & caseload management abilities. You will need to demonstrate integrity, initiative, sound clinical knowledge with evidenced based practice & the ability to support the team, approaching your work in a coordinated way.

We work integrated with primary care, adult social care, therapists, urgent & intermediate care services alongside our specialist services informing our ageing well MDTs which facilitates shaping our future to deliver great quality care for housebound individuals.

If you have an interest in community nursing, preventing hospital admissions & caring for people with complex long-term disease, through to the last stages of their life, this role is for you.

Main duties of the job

As part of this post you will also get your driving lessons paid for during working hours which can be flexible with the expectation that you have to remain in post for 1 year.

You will be joining the District Nursing Clinical Support Team (DNCST) where you will be driven to your designated areas for drop off & pick up by either a community healthcare professional or a designated driver. Whilst learning to drive, we will transport you to & from your patients within a DNCST car driven by a competent driver until you have completed your driving course.

You will be required to undertake a robust induction, allocated a mentor to support your learning to develop in your role. We offer training in line with the required competencies for you to build on your knowledge, experience & skills. You will be expected to undertake continued learning with accessibility to accredited courses.

You will be required to be an autonomous practitioner & a role model. Be responsible for assessing, triaging, planning, implementation & evaluation of care, support the Community Sister/Charge Nurse in their absence.

To be a Community Registered Nurse your role is vital in terms of coordinating peoples care through holistic evidence-based best practice in accordance with National & Organisational approved polices/procedures.

please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • we would be looking at you obtaining your driving licence within 6 months of starting in post. Full details of this will be discussed at interview.
  • the full job description and personal specification is attached.

Person Specification



  • Experience of a variety of healthcare settings



  • Registered Nurse

Behavioural Attributes & Competencies


  • Familiar with and committed to the principles and values of the NHS.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes.
  • Consistently put clinicians at the heart of decision making.
  • Creates and fosters a culture of openness, honesty, integrity and inclusiveness.
  • Values diversity and difference.
  • Uses evidence to make improvements and seeks out innovation.
  • Demonstrates commitment to partnership working.
  • Flexible approach to working.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated with ability to influence and inspire others.
  • Outcomes focused.
  • Ability to act as a champion for patients/carers and their interests, ensuring the patients voice has an impact on service developments.



  • To be able to respond to urgent calls in different parts of the city
  • Ability to use initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good time management
  • Delegation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication and interactive skills including oral, written and IT
  • Ability to assess and treat patients using evidence based practice


  • Leadership, co-ordination and management skills
  • Advanced knowledge and competence with specialised skills required in everyday community nursing
  • Teaching/mentorship skills
  • Tissue Viability, compression bandaging
  • Palliative/terminal care
  • Picc/Hicc lines
  • IV Drugs, cannulation
  • Diagnostic skills e.g. Doppler
  • Tracheostomy, Peg feeds
  • Venepuncture
  • Continence management
  • Catheterisation, urethral, supra-pubic
  • Chronic disease management
  • Complex CHC assessments.
  • Previous triage experience

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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