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Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chandlers Ford
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are a vibrant innovative Integrated Care Team, with a passion for providing excellent care for our patients. We work closely with GP's and allied Health Care Professionals.We strive to ensure the talents of the team are recognized and opportunities to flourish are encouraged. We are seeking either newly qualified and or experienced nurses to provide complex care and treatment to adults living in the area who have long-term or complex health needs. You will work in a multi-disciplinary way alongside a range of specialist services, including those in the community, social and voluntary services. The team work closely with GPs and developing these relationships for the benefit of our patients is a key part of the role.We have an excellent learning and development department. Access to further develop your clinical skills and leadership development are available and encouraged. Our aim is to provide high quality, safe services that improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people entrusted to our care. You will feel a real sense of achievement and that your work makes a difference to the lives of local people. You will be responsible for managing your allocated work on a day to day basis ensuring patients are prioritised according to clinical need and that holistic assessment and care plans are recorded in line with the Trusts standards. The role will also develop you to managing the co-ordination of a shift and supporting and line managing junior staff.

Main duties of the job

Working within Professional guidelines and accountability, the post-holder will have responsibility for the management of a defined community caseload (via Nursing, mental health, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy interventions) for a group of GP Practices as part of the Integrated Care Team.

The post holder will have responsibility for managing, co-ordinating and delegating work ensuring referrals are dealt with according to clinical need, holistic assessments and care plans are recorded in line with Trust and Professional record keeping standards and clinical care at all times meets acceptable standards of patient safety and quality outcomes.

The post holder will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability. A primary aim of the role is to prevent unnecessary admission of patients to an acute hospital and support timely discharge into the community. The post holder will also have a responsibility for re-enablement, rehabilitation, health protection and promotion programmes that improve and reduce inequalities.

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.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

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 Qualification (RGN)
  • Current (UK/EU) Driving Licence


  • Post Registration qualifications.



  • Experience of planning person centred needsExperience of organising resources relating to patient needs (e.g. equipment, dressings, etc.)Experience of multi-professional workingAbility to manage and prioritise workloadDemonstrate initiative in resolving issues and problemsEnthusiastic and well motivatedCar driver and own transport


  • Post Registration experienceAbility to work on own initiativeKnowledge of working with Students

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


New Kings Court


Chandlers Ford


SO53 3LG

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