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Senior Community Nurse-Worcester City Neighbourhood Team-Riverside

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a senior community nurse to join our friendly Riverside Neighbourhood Team. Join our welcoming team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Worcester City. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, regular supervision and continual professional development alongside a wide range of wellbeing support.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

You will be expected to work a combination of early (07:30 15:30), mid (8.30 4.30) and late (10:30 18:30) shifts as well as weekends. We are happy to consider flexible working requests.

Due to the nature of the post the applicant must be able to travel independently .

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, flexible team player with a range of nursing skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

As a Senior Community Nurse you will be expected to work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team to assist in reducing hospital admissions, facilitating hospital discharges, delivering end of life care and community nursing. Your role will involve the assessment of patients holistic needs and the implementation of robust care plans, alongside case management and allocation. You will be given management and supervisory responsibilities for band 3 and 5 staff, offering them guidance and support.

This is a great opportunity for personal and professional development that will expand your knowledge and experience within the Integrated care System. You will be supported by the Band 7 Team Leader with regular supervision.

We are a community-based neighbourhood team providing care to patients in their own home. We aim to deliver an effective, high quality service that puts patients at the centre of their own care. You will work closely with family, GPs, Social Care, the Voluntary and private sector, Community Therapists, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, working across the planned and anticipatory, admission prevention, hospital discharge and, rapid response pathways.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer
  • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
  • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
  • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
  • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate 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 to patients.
  • 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.
  • Have responsibility for leading and managing a team of nurses within the locality. They will be responsible for the triage, allocation of work and the day-to-day management of junior nursing staff and assistants as well as the standard of clinical practice within the team.
  • Support the Nurse Team leader in the dissemination of best nursing practice, allocation and management of resources and will deputise in his/her absence.

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

Person Specification



  • 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


  • Previous community nursing experience
  • Transcribing medication training

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 clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • High level of clinical skills
  • Understanding of team work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage a budget and help improve productivity and cost effectiveness
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work independently and set own priorities Root Cause Analysis investigation skills
  • IT skills Innovative approach to care and management Teaching skills


  • Advanced assessment skills



  • High level of clinical knowledge and skill
  • Understanding of personal contribution to the achievement of organisational objectives within the business plan
  • Clinical Governance
  • Good knowledge of community services and care pathways
  • Health improvement
  • Good working knowledge of positive risk taking and effective risk management strategies


  • National and local health and social care strategies
  • Knowledge of care quality commission standards/ High Impact Actions
  • Working knowledge of mental capacity act



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


  • Specialist practitioner District Nursing (degree / diploma) or equivalent level nursing qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber (V150)
  • Mentor award /Practice Assessor

Additional Criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


St. Johns House Medical Centre

299 Bromyard Road



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