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Community Staff Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024
Times are changing in community nursing, Would you like to be part of these diverse roles working within the community nursing patient pathway, acute frailty support team and integrated therapy team as part of our urgent community response programme?

Would you like the autonomy of community work yet still have the fantastic support of likeminded professionals each day?

Our fully integrated community OneTeam in the beautiful Avon Valley locality of The New Forest (Fordingbridge and Ringwood) seeks experienced or newly qualified nurses to join our expanding team.

The teams work closely together, to support patients in our local community with routine and acute health care interventions that support our patients to live as independently as possible and manage their acute and longer term health needs.

As well as caring for people in their own homes, we also operate clinic environments for enhanced wound care and catheter care to enable ambulatory patients to have better flexibility in managing their needs. The team also supports community vaccination programmes, keeping our local communities healthy and safe.

No two days are the same in this large, friendly team. New team members are supported with a comprehensive induction programme to The Trust and to our locality, we have a great preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses too!

Flexible working shift patterns seven days per week, between the hours of 8am and 8pm can be supported.

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 needs
  • Experience of organising resources relating to patient needs (e.g. equipment, dressings, etc.)
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate initiative in resolving issues and problems
  • Enthusiastic and well motivated
  • Car driver and own transport


  • Post Registration experience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of working with Students

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Fordingbridge Hospital

Bartons Road




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