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Senior Community Nurse

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Eccleston
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
16 Dec 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of a Senior community nurse within Great Eccleston and Over Wyre District Nursing of the Integrated Neighbourhood Care Team. This appealing role will enable the successful person to support the integrated leadership and management of staff and the caseload within the community care home arena to meet the needs of the population.

Interested applicants will need to be registered nurses who have relevant nursing qualifications to degree level, specialist post registration education and leadership training or equivalent experience.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for the successful candidate to be able to:
  • assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for a defined caseload
  • ensure that the care needs of the caseload are met by effective management and appropriate delegation of work to other members of the team
  • work in partnership with the primary health care team and liaise and cooperate with everyone involved in holistic patient care.
  • be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge, advanced analytical and practical skills, and the ability to communicate in a non-judgemental, empathetic way with patients, carers and other professionals.
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior staff and support staff development

The post holder will need to have good communication skills both written and verbal, have evidence of ongoing professional development and be able to work independently.

If you would like to work in a forward thinking area where your opinions and clinical judgements are valued, then this could be the job for you.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire and offers a full range of District Hospital services and Community Health services to this population.

Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change. Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen an ensure that you are part of a defined preceptorship programme.

If you are motivated to deliver high standards of care and have the personal qualities and characteristics as outlined in the Blackpool person then this could be the post for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the full job description and person specification which are attached. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills, knowledge and experience.

Clinical care includes

Assess needs, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individuals and families over a 24 hour period, involving the patient, family and other carers at all stages of care and taking into account complex care needs.

Undertake and be competent in complex clinical skills and case management to meet the needs of the patients on the caseload.

Provide palliative and terminal care to patients and support and advice to carers.

Undertake Registered Nursing Care Contribution Determinations (RNCC), Health Assessments and Continuing Care Needs Assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team and write a detailed report following a case conference.

Verify expected deaths and complete the relevant documentation.

Practice within current guidelines for the management of medication.

Ensure adherence to patient group directions.

Manage the polypharmacy and other medication issues with liaison with GPs as required.

Optimise access to investigations and treatment of patients in keeping with evidence based practice.

Provide specialist clinical advice based on evidence to members of the team and others involved in holistic patient care.

Liaise with other health and social care professionals caring for patients in the community.

Support the avoidance of unnecessary hospital admissions and also liaise with secondary care teams in order to facilitate continuity of care for patients, facilitating early discharge and evaluating the process.

Please note, people reviewing your application will be seeking evidence that you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

In line with the Department of Health guidelines, the Trust operates a strict smoke free policy.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Relevant nursing qualifications at degree level
  • V100/V150 Nurse Prescriber or willing to undertake
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development
  • Community Specialist Practitioner


  • Leadership training or equivalent experience



  • oAbility to identify high risk patients
  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oKnowledge of current NHS and Social Care systems and drivers
  • oCar owner/driver or suitable alternative transport arrangements to enable you to undertaker your job



  • Demonstrable experience in Community Nursing
  • Up-to-date specialist clinical knowledge
  • Experience in the management of complex/long-term patient care
  • Evidence of ability to direct and co-ordinate programmes of care working autonomously and collaboratively
  • Experience in working collaboratively with other disciplines/partners
  • Experience of managing a team


  • Advanced clinical skills

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Over Wyre District Nurses

Great Eccleston


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