Community Nurse in Rapid Response Team

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Are you an Registered Nurse who is looking to make a difference in a new team or seeking a new challenge to help support patients in the community?

If so, this opportunity is for you!

We are looking to recruit a full time registered nurse to work within the Rapid Response team in Derby City. There is scope for flexibility with hours/working patterns for the right candidate. Also, there is the potential for long days if this is preferable.

There has never been a more exciting time to join one of the largest specialist community NHS providers in the country - one that is also among the very best NHS employers, as voted by its own staff.

Please apply to join our team today!

Main duties of the job

To manage referrals into our service and provide evidence-based care to support patients in their own home.

This includes working alongside general practice/therapy/district nursing colleagues and services within the acute hospitals to prevent hospital admission and support discharge home.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care, promoting self care wherever possible in an efficient and clinically effective way, whilst maintaining privacy and dignity.

To provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care and actively support the community nursing sister/charge nurse in the management of the health care environment.

About us

Our Rapid Response team is developing and growing to support the District Nursing teams across Derby City to provide a high quality service to our patients.

We are a professional, friendly, and enthusiastic team who work closely with our therapy colleagues to provide a holistic integrated service that enables and educates our patients to remain independent in their own homes, whenever possible, to prevent hospital admission and support a safe discharge home.

This is increasingly important as care for patients become more community-focused.

Our purpose in Derbyshire is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account

The successful applicant will be responsible for the assessment, implementation of treatment and the development of programmes of care for designated patients and provide feedback/escalate discussion regarding meeting patient need through supervision/monitoring processes.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RGN
  • Evidence of recent relevant training

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of working in the community
  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice


  • Long Term Conditions



  • Ability to drive as you will be expected to travel across Derbyshire County visiting patients' homes and across the county to access meetings and training.
  • Able to work weekend and bank holidays

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road



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