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Community Staff Nurse

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
*Previous applicants please do not apply*

Are you a registered nurse or about to qualify?

Do you want an exciting and interesting job with a great career potential?

Do you aspire to make a real positive contribution toward nursing in the community and working within the Countywide Out of Hours Team ?

The Out of Hours Community Nursing Team across Cambridgeshire is currently offering opportunities for permanent contracts working full time & part time within CPFT across the county working in Cambridge Huntingdon, Peterborough .

We provide a service 7 days a week, working closely with other community services and PCN's to provide high standard holistic care to the population of Cambridgeshire .

All staff will be expected to work the following shift patterns to support the service over a 7 day period

Twilight Shift 1800-2400

Night shift 2145-08:15

You will have the opportunity to develop yourself, with extensive learning and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

As a Community Staff Nurse, you will be working as an autonomous practitioner within the out of hours countywide team.

You will provide high standard of nursing care and interventions within the patient's own home, with support from team leaders.

The patient will be at the centre of the care being provided, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making.

You will be accountable for assessing, interpreting, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment to patients within professional guidelines. Patient needs will be identified through holistic nursing.

You will have opportunity to provide support and education to peers, new staff and students.

*DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work.
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Contribute to risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks
  • To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g. hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems and pain.
  • To work effectively within the Out of Hours Team structure and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To inform/update all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To ensure that medications are stored and recorded according to the rules relating to the drugs policy of CPFT.

Person Specification



  • Experience in an acute or primary care setting, although newly qualified staff maybe considered with relevant placement experience


  • Primary care experience
  • Experience in wound care and palliative care

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • Able to assess plan and implement nursing care
  • Teach and support student nurses and HCA's
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults

Physical Requirements


  • Flexibility to work over seven days per week, to support the delivery of a 24 hour service
  • Ability to travel across the county sometimes at short notice.

Education / Qualifications


  • Evidence of professional development
  • RGN level 1 RGN level 2


  • Mentorship
  • Degree

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust



Kingfisher way


PE29 6FN

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