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Senior Community Nurse- Richmond and Hounslow

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
East Sheen
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS (outer)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Are you ready for a new challenge? Could you make a difference?

Are you:

Interested in developing your nursing career

Committed to giving the highest standard of patient care

Compassionate towards patients and their families

An excellent communicator with the ability to lead and motivate a team

Highly motivated, energetic and innovative with full UK driving license holder with access to a car

An exciting opportunity has come up for the Adult Community Nursing Service for Band 6 Community Nurses to work across the Richmond area. The service operates from 7am until 7pm across Richmond borough, with vacancies at Centre House, SW14 8LP

As a senior community nurse you will assist the Community Team Manager in the management of a designated caseload, ensuring that holistic assessments are undertaken by a competent practitioner within the nursing team.

Get your career in the right direction, with the right organisation and at the right time - please come to HRCH and be part of this organisation.

Main duties of the job

To support the Locality Nursing Team Manager in the delivery of the locality nursing service in line with the commissioned service specification, standards, activity and outcomes, in the context of multi-disciplinary locality working.

Assisting the Locality Nursing Team Manager to provide line management and leadership for the community nursing team, being accountable for the team caseload and the development of a skilled, competent and motivated workforce, able to meet the needs of the patients on the caseload

Take a lead for a specific area of nursing practice, as a delegated responsibility, to ensure that less experienced nurses have access to best practice knowledge and expertise to inform and support their clinical practice.

Deputise in the absence of the Locality Nursing Team Manager , and undertake delegated tasks as development opportunities for succession planning.

This will involve working independently

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible. Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*****Please see attached the full Job Description and the Person Specification for the all the main responsibilities of this role.*****

For more information please contact Claire Moloney, Service Manager Richmond

Person Specification



  • Qualified RGN (Registered General Nurse - Adult) with current registration with NMC - Part1.
  • Relevant post registration study at diploma/degree level and relevant CPD e.g. palliative care, tissue viability


  • Diploma or BSc (Hons) Community Health (DN)
  • Clinical Assessment Skills
  • Nurse Prescriber V150 (willing to undertake)
  • Mentorship Preceptorship or equivalent (willing to undertake)
  • Specialist Practice Teacher/ Teaching Qualification



  • Understanding of the impact of Mental Health e.g. dementia, depression, on the management of medical and long term conditions
  • Professional standards including confidentiality, clinical governance and NMC guidelines
  • Infection prevention and control standards
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005


  • Understanding of current legislation and its implications for this role, including performance indicators and targets
  • Understanding of both the Health and Social Care agenda



  • Experience in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating patients in their own homes
  • Experience in problem solving and supporting other team members
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary team work
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Experience of mentoring students


  • Experience of managing resources to stay within the service budget
  • Experience of audit evaluation



  • Ability to manage the day to day running of the team, use initiative and delegate tasks to appropriately trained staff
  • Ability to lead by example, both clinically and managerially, being consistent and fair to all staff in every aspect of work
  • IT literate with ability to use databases and other software packages
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Core clinical skills medicines management including IV, venepuncture, continence, chronic disease management, palliative care, wound management
  • Holistic assessment, core clinical, clinical reasoning and care planning skills to proactively manage patient care
  • .Able to produce well written and timely clinical records and service reports



  • Reliable, empathetic, approachable, understanding, non-judgemental and tolerant
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites car driver
  • Ability to undertake a shift system
  • Has a positive attitude to change and is prepared to work flexibly to meet the need of people and the service
  • Demonstrates high ethical and professional standards

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust



Sheen Lane

East Sheen

SW14 8LP

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