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Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Southern Health Foundation Trust to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic Staff Nurse to join the out of hours nursing service. The applicant will be required to have a flexible approach as shifts will be predominately nights however, they may be required to cover the Twilight service. Working night response 10pm till 04:30am and Twilight 5pm till 23:30. We have a 12 hour contract 2 nights per week with scope for excess available within the service The 4 out of hour's response teams cover all the GP practices across the Fareham, Gosport and East Hants localities. Applicants should be aware that the base for work can be in either GWMH or Rowans hospice and cross cover is sometimes required to ensure adequate service provision.

You will be working alongside an experienced auxiliary nurse within the surrounding localities responding to client needs directly. The work is varied and interesting including end of life care, falls prevention and catheter management. You will be responding directly to clients' needs and liaising with the Community care teams in the area. You will also be liaising with the out of hours GP services, SCAS and 111 in the area to promote hospital discharges and prevent hospital admissions as part of our urgent care service.

Access to a vehicle and possession of a full driving license is essential.

Sarah Frost 078268768 or

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, 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.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

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



  • NMC registered

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Rowans Hospice

Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook




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