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Community Charge Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
27 Feb 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated applicant to become part of our friendly and professional team, with this exciting opportunity to come and work in a busy, dynamic environment alongside experienced healthcare practitioners who work autonomously providing nursing care to patients within their own homes.

Applicants must be highly clinically skilled. The position involves providing leadership support to the team on a day to day basis and to support the Integrated Community Lead as required.

Lymington ICT is part of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and work as an Integrated Community Care Team including, Community Nursing, Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy, Frailty Team. Our aim is to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we care for. We deliver these services to our community so you will feel a real sense of achievement and that your work makes a difference to local people's lives.

If you are committed to providing high quality patient care, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, please contact us to talk about the opportunities and come for a visit.

The Lymington Team is located near to Lymington Town, in an modern office along side the New Milton Community Team & Frailty team, and is situated in the area of the New Forest which offers a wide range of activities for individuals and families to explore.

Informal discussions are welcomed. Please contact Debbie Harris 07789867725

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the clinical team lead is to provide strong holistic leadership to the team and support the Clinical Team Lead (band 7). To include day to day leadership responsibilities, development and creative leadership, responsive leadership, enabling the team to achieve a 'well led' culture.

The Integrated Clinical Lead in conjunction with a wide range of clinical colleagues and specifically, GP's, Practice Nurses and Social Care professionals, will lead and facilitate a patient or client focused, co-ordinated case management approach across primary and secondary care for people who are most vulnerable to, and at high risk of repeat admissions to hospital.

The Clinical Team Lead will participate in and influence efforts across health and social services to shape multi-disciplinary pathways designed to support patient choice, improve quality of life, promote self-management and assure early intervention through the proactive provision of care in or as close to the patient's own home as possible.

The Clinical Team Lead will work across the caseload and the single point of access or (equivalent), using their clinical skills to identify the needs of patients and the correct services to liaise with.

The Clinical Team Lead will provide an expertise in their own discipline to the wider team

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

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 General Nurse/ Registered Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner or Registered Allied Health Professional
  • Post registration qualification or University Degree
  • Teaching and assessing qualification ENB 998 or equivalent/mentorship qualification - PETALS


  • Masters degree or equivalent experience gained by undertaking on-going personal development and training.
  • Management/Leadership Qualification/development programme



  • A minimum of four years post registration experience
  • Experience of caseload management including responsibility for complex care packages for vulnerable people
  • Experience, underpinned by knowledge of working with and understanding the complex needs of patients in a primary care/community setting
  • Involved in the implementation and management of change
  • Evidence of innovative practice
  • Participates in regular clinical supervision
  • Experience of working with long-term conditions and frailty


  • Experience of initiating or participating in clinical audit/research relating to clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


South Efford House

Milford Road, Everton



SO41 0JD

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