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Senior Nurse Urgent Community Response

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (pro rata) - includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Are you a Senior Nurse who is passionate and committed to delivering high quality health care in an Integrated Urgent Care Service environment or an experienced band 5 nurse looking for your first band 6 post?

We have an exciting opportunity to work in our expanding Urgent Community Response Team which supports our Guildford and Waverly patients to stay at home. You will be a key member of our multi-disciplinary team including Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs), Specialist Nurses, Paramedics, Occupational Therapists , Physiotherapists and Associate Practitioners who work together to support patients who are experiencing a health crisis.

Milford Community Hospital - covering Guildford and Waverley localities

Main duties of the job

Working as a team player you will work both independently and collaboratively with staff from all disciplines. You will maintain high professional standards and achieve best outcomes for our patients.

You will provide assessments to investigate, diagnose and treat patients in their own environment and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. You will take responsibility for the short-term case management of your patients whilst on the Urgent Community Response caseload and will identify and facilitate a safe discharge to ongoing services to ensure seamless, joined up care .

The Urgent Community Response Service is a 7-day service and operates from 08.00 - 20.00hrs. You would be expected to be able to cover all aspects of the shift pattern.

You will receive ongoing clinical support, education, and supervision and will work flexibly in response to community service needs.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The Urgent community Response Team are based in the Community Co Ordination Centre triaging referrals from GPs, Paramedics on scene, A& E colleagues & other health & social care colleagues. You will be expected to visit patients that require an urgent holistic assessment in order to prevent hospital admission. These may be patients already known to Adult Community Services who have had a change in their care/nursing needs or new patients referred in from external services.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered Nursing Qualification & evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)


  • Physical Assessment at Level 6 or 7 or a desire to Complete this as CPD.
  • Mentorship qualification

knowledge and skills


  • Some understanding in differential Diagnosis / Physical assessment in order to formulate an impression as to why a patient may have deteriorated
  • Has an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy/national guidance/CQC/ and appreciate the implications of this on engagement
  • Has some understanding of Adult community services
  • Has experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Milford community hospital



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