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Senior Community Nurse

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Thornton Cleveleys
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of a Senior Community Nurse within an integrated community team based at Far North Neighbourhood, Thornton Cleveleys. The advertised role is a permanent position. This appealing role will enable the successful person to support the integrated leadership and management of staff and the caseload within the community 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. A minimum of two years post registration is required.

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 district nursing 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, 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 ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, plan and evaluate the individual requirements of patients and carers referred to the District Nursing team. Diagnose specific conditions including venous insufficiency, skin conditions, fungal infections, constipation recognise uncontrolled symptoms - especially in palliative care, and implement treatment regimes using prescribing when appropriate.

To provide and document a high standard of evidence based nursing care to patients in the Community.

To delegate work to members of the Nursing Team, taking into account Scope of Professional Practice, and nursing skill mix. To manage the caseload, triage visits and complete senior reviews within the community setting.

To work within NMC. Guidelines relating to Code of Conduct, Confidentiality, Accountability and Scope of Professional Practice.

To facilitate effective communication, written, verbal and electronic, whilst acting as the patients advocate. Be able to communicate empathetically, sensitive potentially controversial, and/or distressing information to patients and their carers, e.g. relating to patients entering the end stage of life

When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the job description and person specification. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills, knowledge and experience.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
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development
  • V100/V150 Nurse Prescriber
  • Specialist post registration education or equivalent experience


  • Leadership training or equivalent experience
  • V300 Prescriber
  • Assessor/Mentor Qualification



  • Ability to identify high risk patients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of current NHS and Social Care systems and drivers
  • Understanding of clinical governance standards and drivers
  • Organisational ability
  • Time management
  • IT Skills
  • Ability to promote multi professional working
  • Ability to delegate
  • Adaptable/flexible
  • Courage to explore new ways of working and the ability to adapt to change
  • Enthusiastic/Motivator
  • Non-judgemental/empathetic approach
  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport arrangements to enable you to undertaker your job


  • Teaching experience/qualification
  • Supporting others with lifelong learning



  • Demonstrable experience in Community Nursing (Minimum 2 years
  • 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
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Evidence of being a proactive practitioner
  • Experience of self-care and self-management
  • Proactive leader/decision maker
  • Ability to analyse/assess situations


  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Ability to undertake RNCC
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Management qualification
  • Experience of undertaking appraisals

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cleveleys Health Centre

Kelso Avenue

Thornton Cleveleys


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