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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
26 May 2024
Community Assessment Unit.

An opportunity for a Band 5 Community Nurse to join the Community Assessment Unit predominately with Urgent Crisis Response Team hours. The post is a 22.5 hour substantive post covering 5 days per week ( Monday to Friday) for the areas of Southeast Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport.

This role is critical to preventing hospital admissions as part of the Ageing Well agenda, and monitoring patients in their own home as part of the developing virtual ward. The role will be delivered both in patient's own homes and clinic -based care within a Community Assessment Unit and will be working closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring & motivated professional with excellent clinical & communication skills, who can work autonomously within a scope of practice as a registered practitioner.

The successful applicant will be proficient, knowledgeable, and competent. Educated to Degree or Diploma level in adult nursing registration, or equivalent, they will continue to develop in their role through the acquisition of further skills, knowledge, and competencies and to be determined by the needs of patients, the service and team.

This job involves a proportionate amount of time driving therefore you will need to be a car owner and have access to a vehicle for work with the correct level of insurance.

Main duties of the job

Upholding all standards as identified by the NMC including the Code of Professional conduct, Documentation and Medicines Management, the post holder will work as an active member of the Community Assessment Unit at Petersfield Hospital and as part of the Urgent Care Response team to provide a high quality, efficient and effective service to patients.

To assist in the delivery of effective assessments for patients with complex health and social care needs. To work alongside Consultant Geriatricians, GP's with Specialist Interest, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to provide a high standard of individualised nursing care in accordance with agreed policies and utilising an evidence-based approach. To be responsible for the assessment of patients' needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of planned treatment.

The post holder will be a Registered Nurse and will continue to develop their role through the acquisition of further skills, knowledge and competencies to be determined by the needs of the patients, the service and the team.

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 Nurse Level 1

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Bury Road



PO12 3PW

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