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Community Nurse - East Norwich Community Nursing Team

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024
The East Norwich Community Nursing team has an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to join our friendly and supportive team of Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Assistant Practitioners and Nursing Associates, to provide nursing care and interventions across Norwich Place. We are a well-established team who are passionate about Community Nursing and aspire to give our patients the very best care that we can give.

We treat patients in their own homes, residential homes, supported living complexes, and also provide catheter clinic and leg ulcer clinic services. The kind of nursing care we provide is vast, and includes (but is not limited to) diabetes management, wound care, catheter care, palliative care and post-operative care. Experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given in each area. A comprehensive induction and supernumerary period will be enacted on appointment.

As a Band 5 Nurse within our team you would be thoroughly supported by your colleagues, and in time you would have the opportunity to show your support to others such as working with Nursing Students and junior colleagues. At NCH& C we are passionate about furthering the development of our staff and you would have ample opportunity to attend specialised training and courses to facilitate this.

Informal discussions and visits are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities include
  • To assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients. To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.
  • To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
  • To process referrals though clinical assessment, evaluating the information received to prioritise a response and allocate to the appropriate service.
  • To liaise and communicate with the general public, other health care professionals, and multi-agencies on a daily basis.
  • To provide clinical assessment for incoming nursing referrals.

About us

Norwich locality is working alongside it's commissioners and local service providers as part of the Primary Care Network to develop community based services that support patients to remain at home and receive the services they require in an effective and co-ordinated way.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018, the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS Community Trust in the country to be awarded the title.

If you are aged 16-30 and not currently in education, employment or training, our colleagues at the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (supported by the Princes Trust), can provide application and interview coaching. To request this support please contact

Job description

Job responsibilities

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills to be applied in managing our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, pressure ulcer prevention and management, catheter management, bowel care, and palliative and end of life care.

Many of our patients will have complex multiple pathologies and so we aim to provide holistic, patient centred assessments, and deliver individualised care.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse Qualification
  • Diploma or 1st Level Degree
  • Current NMC Registration


  • ENB 998 / Mentorship Preparation or equivalent
  • Leg Ulcer Management Course



  • Experience of working within a clinical setting

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data / patient records
  • Good time management skills
  • Team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient / service needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle


  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good observational and reporting skills

Personal and People Development


  • Support other staff


  • Willing to undertake appropriate training
  • Evidence of mentoring students

Personal Attributes / Behaviours


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults
  • Ability to: Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments. Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg. Manoeuvre patients using handling aids. Be reliable


  • Shows an awareness of the Trust's Behaviour Framework



  • Good IT and keyboard skills
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Thorpe Health Centre

Williams Loke, St Williams Way



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