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District Nurse - Community Nursing Sister - Charge Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Thatcham, Berkshire
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

An exciting opportunity to join our innovative and successful community nursing team has arisen.

Within the community we are seeing more complex and acute patients than ever before, with increasingly specialist treatment and care being provided by highly skilled staff.

Working within our Community Nursing Team you will support, assess, and treat patients with a variety of health needs, delivering high quality, evidence based practice. You will have a passion and enthusiasm to care for patients in their own homes.

The Community Nursing service offers care to patients in their own homes, 7 days a week, 08.30 - 19.00, inclusive of Bank Holidays.

The service has a wide range of skill mix from Band 3 Healthcare assistants, through to band 7 Community Matrons.

You will have a commitment to providing holistic care to patients in their own homes, be able to work on you own initiative and work well within a team. Key clinical skills include complex wound care, bladder & bowel management, palliative & end of life care, as well as medication administration.

You will receive support into the role through induction, training and beyond. There will be opportunities for personal development and career progression if desired.

Interviews to be held on 4 October 2023

Main duties of the job

  • To operate within a Case Management framework and coordinate care for an identified caseload of patients.
  • Support staff to complete holistic assessment and reassessment of all health and nursing needs, ensuring that every patient has an overview of health and nursing need recorded
  • Identify and plan preventative measures and anticipatory care needs
  • Support teams to provide information to patients, their families and carers both formal and informal, so that they can make informed choices about current and future care needs.
  • Work in partnership with the Community Matrons, Specialist Nurses and Social Care to support patients to self-manage their condition where possible and to teach patients and carers accordingly.
  • To participate in the management of a Community Nursing Team to ensure good clinical practice and maintain high standards of care
  • Manage workload through appropriate delegation to a skill mix team whilst maintaining overall responsibility for care provision

The5 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • To be responsible for keeping professionally updated and registered with the NMC.
  • Recent Clinical Experience within the speciality
  • Demonstrate effective Chronic Disease management
  • Ability to effectively manage challenging behaviour and or conflict.
  • Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites.

About us

For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Salary ranging from�35,392 to �42,618per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - Adult
  • Evidence of Leadership & Management development


  • Specialist Practitioner qualification (DN Degree, diploma or Certificate in District Nursing)
  • Evidence of Leadership & Management development

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)

Previous Experience


  • Experience in mentoring and assessing both pre and post reg. nurses in a community setting
  • Risk and Incident Reporting (Root Cause Analysis) and supporting teams in learning from findings
  • Able to manage own workload and support others
  • To participate in managing the performance of staff and identifying training and development needs ofstaff.
  • Experience of leadership within a team.


  • Evidence of clinical leadership within a community nursing environment
  • Clinical Leadership course or willingness to undertake

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Able to work autonomously
  • High levels of effective communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to motivate self and teams to positively manage change
  • ffective role model and motivates staff within the service by being highly visible, approachable and communicative at all levels utilising effective written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Develops strong interpersonal relationships, ensuring that staffs are given the support to develop and grow into roles.
  • Ability to influence and problem solve.
  • Creative and innovative approach to service development
  • Applies policies and procedures effectively to manage risk
  • Participation in audit.
  • Able to utilise IT and various media in order to support data collection


  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications and develop expertise in identified areas.

Additional Requirements


  • Able to work flexibly across service areas to enhance quality of service provision.
  • The ability to travel independently to locations across Berkshire and transport equipment required for the role to patients' homes
  • Able to work bank holidays, weekends and unsocial hours to meet service needs.
  • Able to work in challenging environments.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Thatcham Health Centre,

Thatcham, Berkshire

RG18 3HD

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