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Community Staff Nurse

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking Band 5 Registered Nurses (or those due to qualify this year) to work within the Community nursing service.

Experience of working in a community setting is not essential as the successful candidates will receive a full supportive induction into this role. The post involves 7 day working which includes bank holidays. We are able to offer full and part time posts.

We would like to hear from any registered nurses and student nurses due to qualify, who have a genuine desire to nurse patients in their place of residence. We are looking for a good team player who delivers high quality nursing care, and is able to rise to the challenge of community nursing.

The Integrated Community Services Division includes Integrated Discharge, Intermediate Care, Neighbourhood's (including Community Nursing), Falls and Frailty, Treatment Rooms, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Specialist Weight Management, Bladder and Bowel, Homeless support, Treatment rooms, Anti-coagulation, Community Neurology, Health Improvement, Allied Health Professionals and End of Life care.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the community nursing service, under the direction of the District Nursing Team Leader, providing high quality holistic nursing care to patients.

The staff nurse role carries delegated responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based nursing to patients in their own homes and other community settings.

To assume delegated responsibility for the supervision of the team in the absence of the district nursing sister when required.

About us

District Nurse, Amy, says:

District nursing gave me my happiness back!

For many years, I have been a nurse in Emergency care where I learnt many skills but decided in 2020 I needed a change. Applying for district nursing, hand on heart was the best decision I ever made and I will never look back!

I now have a work life balance, energy both in work and at home. We have time here in the district to communicate and really get to know our patients which I find is a special attribute to nursing.

In the community, team work is exceptional and we have great support from management who show a genuine interest in helping with your career progression. In one year I have completed two masters level modules which previously I had never heard of and I am looking forward to where this will lead me in the future.

Moving into this area of nursing you will learn multiple new skills to enable you to gain further knowledge and enhance your career progression. We still have a busy caseload of patients but your daily nursing tasks are safe and achievable! There are always new skills to learn, we have a little but great knowledge in all areas of nursing instead of knowledge in one speciality.

You come to work smiling and leave smiling!

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information regarding the key responsibilities of this role please see the attached job description. If you have any further questions regarding this role please do not hesitate to contact us via the information below.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered

You are encouraged to maintain your Covid vaccination status unless medically exempt and will be supported to access information and guidance, to inform decisions that supports vaccine confidence, protects yourself and patients.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse


  • Teaching/mentorship post-registration qualification
  • Diploma in health related area or equivalent experience
  • Non medical prescriber.



  • Previous District nursing experience.
  • Understanding of Community Palliative/End of Life Care


  • Undertaking complex assessments and the planning and evaluation of care packages



  • Excellent communication both written and verbal
  • Team worker
  • Ability to work independently in community setting
  • Motivated to self develop


  • IT skills



  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice
  • Understanding of NMC standards and implications for practice
  • Ability to problem solve and make clinical decisions
  • High clinical standards


  • Awareness of current NHS policy and organisational change



  • Flexible working - including ability to work as part of 24-hour district nursing service. Weekend and Bank Holidays on a rotational basis.
  • Car Driver
  • CRB Check

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


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