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Community Staff Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

Passionate about community nursing, looking for a new challenge and excited to delivery care to people in their own homes?

Come and join our CQC rated 'Outstanding' Trust as a Community Staff Nurse. We welcome nurses who are newly qualified, or experienced nurses looking for a change and wanting to work locally.

We have vacancies across our Trust in Reading, Newbury, Wokingham, Bracknell, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.

A full driving licence is essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

Working within our Community Nursing Team you will support, assess, and treat patients with a variety of health needs, delivering high quality, evidence-based practice. You will have a passion and enthusiasm to care for patients in their own homes. To work in conjunction with all staff within the team to holistically assess the needs of patients and carers, and to work in partnership with the patient and family to plan, implement and evaluate programmes of nursing care.

You will:
  • Undertake first visits and take any immediate action, reporting back to the Team Leader for further discussion or assessment.
  • Provide care according to the available evidence of best practice and the support of others in the development of evidence-based practice.
  • Actively involved in promoting self-care for patients and building Health Promotion into care.
  • Develop and participate in planned teaching programmes for patients.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust site

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes.
  • A passion for community nursing, that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for patients within their own homes.
  • Willing to undertake training to fulfil the requirements of these role.
  • NMC current pin/or about to qualify

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.

We also have our Preceptorship Programme this is the beginning of your journey from novice to expert, and will be followed by a lifelong learning journey to enable you to develop skills both personally and professionally to meet the challenges of consistently providing excellent, high-quality patient-centred care

We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call Kuljinder Johal, Talent Acquisition Partner, on 07920 214269 or email wholl be delighted to help.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • NMC Registration

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of CPD


  • Mentorship training

Previous Experience


  • Community nursing Experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Ability to identify risks and act accordingly with regard to safety of oneself, patients and others using the appropriate aids
  • Able to demonstrate use of own initiative and ability to work alone
  • Ability to demonstrate organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to participate in standard setting and audit


  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of LTC's and the concept of self-management

Additional Requirements


  • IT skills - including Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to travel across multiple sites in Berkshire
  • Ability to demonstrate professional behaviours and attitudes
  • Full UK driving license and access to own car
  • Able to work flexibly across 7-day service requirement

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Community Nursing Berkshire


RG12 2UT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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