Community Staff Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
15 Dec 2023
We are looking to recruit Band 5 community staff nurses into the Lymington Integrated Care Team. You can make that difference and contribute to the provision of high-quality care, within a variety of community settings which include the patient's home, wound and IV therapy clinics. Learn new skills including end of life care, wound care and holistic care planning, then we would welcome your application.

The multi-disciplinary Integrated Community Teams work alongside primary care and a variety of community services to support and manage the care of housebound and high-risk patients. The scope of your role will focus on supporting admission avoidance, early supported discharge, promotion of independence and assisting in the effective management of patients with long term conditions.

The service runs from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, 0830-1630,12-2000 and therefore this position requires flexible working, but come along and ask us - what hours would suit you?

Will consider a longer induction period for you if never worked in community and preceptorship offered to all newly qualified.

All applicants require a driving license, professional registration and full access to a vehicle for travelling (mileage allowance payable).

Main duties of the job

Working within Professional guidelines and accountability, the post-holder will have responsibility for the management of a defined community caseload (via Nursing, mental health, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy interventions) for a group of GP Practices as part of the Integrated Care Team.

The post holder will have responsibility for managing, co-ordinating and delegating work ensuring referrals are dealt with according to clinical need, holistic assessments and care plans are recorded in line with Trust and Professional record keeping standards and clinical care at all times meets acceptable standards of patient safety and quality outcomes.

The post holder will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability. A primary aim of the role is to prevent unnecessary admission of patients to an acute hospital and support timely discharge into the community. The post holder will also have a responsibility for re-enablement, rehabilitation, health protection and promotion programmes that improve and reduce inequalities.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Qualification (RGN/RMN/PT/OTA)Current (UK/EU) Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


South Efford House

Milford Road, Everton



SO41 0JD

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