Developmental / Deputy Community Nurse Team Lead - St Austell

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
Depending on experience Per Annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
Community Nurses care and supervise the management of multiple long-term conditions, they ensure that people maximise their independence and, wherever possible, avoid going into hospital or a care home.

These teams require leadership that is collaborative, compassionate and inclusive.

Leaders who hold a wide and varied perspectives, who can cope with change whilst maintaining expert decision-making skills that balance with personal, professional and organisational values.

Community Nursing leadership has a defined career progression pathway that can be clinical or operational- you can now also specialise in Community nursing with the DN SPQ.

Our team says- Huge range of clinical skills, I've learnt so much, I love the autonomy and being able to follow things through

What our Service users sayThorough Responsive Cheerful They are my advocates. They are very knowledgeable. So very kind

The Lead says-St Austell is diverse, we have coastal villages, rural areas and a town centre. The team is busy and work closely with the GP PCN area. Our way of working gives a sense of shared responsibility and making decisions that are truly best for the patients and communities we serve We provide a service between the hours of 08:00-22:00, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What we expect from you- Professional, Knowledgeable with good organisation and relationship skills.

Proposed interview date: 8th December 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in this adaptable and evolving role, focusing on safe, effective admission avoidance and supporting timely discharge from hospitals and other care settings. Implementing personalised support plans and collaborating with the whole community resource to facilitate ongoing care management.

To work in partnership with patients and carers and members of the multi-disciplinary team to offer support and advice and promote informed choice maximising independence and optimising quality of life. This post holder will be required to provide clinical management and leadership to all staff within the team.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Current professional registration - RN (Adult)
  • Evidence of Recent relevant professional development
  • A degree in nursing

Skills and Aptitude


  • Leadership skills - able to motivate a range of staff, organise self and others, delegating and prioritising workload duties.
  • Conflict resolutions skills
  • IT skills to include use of word, excel, spreadsheets, email and internet access


  • Advanced computer skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell Community Hospital

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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