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Clinical Practitioner

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

*previous applicants need not apply*

We are looking to recruit a Band 5 nurse to join our community service within our Integrated Care and Community division providing clinical support within our Urgent Community Response team (UCR) and our NHS@Home teams.

Our services aim to support people within their home environment, providing an urgent community response to an acute or chronic exacerbation of their medical condition with the aim of delivering care in the home environment. You will be working within a multidisciplinary team comprising of advanced practice clinicians, District Nurses, specialist services such as continence, end of life, tissue viability, occupational and physiotherapy teams and our community IV therapy team.

Main duties of the job

Maintaining care for patients in the home environment is what we aspire to achieve, avoiding inappropriate transfer to hospital and promoting and facilitating effective discharge from hospital back into the home environment. With the appropriate level of clinical skill, training and support you will develop and embed the skills and confidence to work autonomously with patients in their own home, with support from the wider experienced team. This role would be suitable for an experienced nurse who is looking to develop or expand their current skills within the community setting. We are fully supportive of professional development to enable you to enhance your skill and knowledge.

We provide a service between the hours of 8am and 22.00pm across 7 days, working closely with our community nursing day and night service.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service - We will put our patients first.Teamwork - We will work together.Ambition - We will aspire to provide the best service.Respect - We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Deliver care within operational and clinical protocols that support safe high quality practice including assessment, developing care plans, and maintaining associated records.2. Contribute to the leadership, management and organisation of the service team as required, ensuring a standard of care that is evidence based and clinically effective.3. Deliver high quality nursing care appropriate to the band and experience, working alongside the clinical teams across community services.4. To accept delegated tasks from the senior clinicians on duty and escalate concerns appropriately to senior colleagues.5. To support in the clinical management and assessment of patients who are supported by the remote home monitoring system Doccla.6. The post holder will work in an enabling model, empowering the service user and family carers to identify their strengths. This will include assessment, developing care plans, setting treatment objectives, andmaintaining associated records.7. To ensure that documentation is completed in a timely way according to the NMC professional standards.8. Ensure that all service users have an up-to-date evidence-based care plan that meets their needs.9. Promote use of a person-centred approach and ensure that autonomy and choice are embedded into the philosophy of clinical care, utilising the use of remote technology when appropriate to provide ongoing monitoring of patient condition.10. Ensure a multidisciplinary approach is maintained and valued.11. Actively explore opportunities to enhance health promotion interventions.12. Ensure evidence-based practice is used as the foundation for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care.13. The post holder will be aware of and work within all legislative requirements (Community Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Human Rights Act, Disability Discrimination Act etc.).14. Ensure good practice is maintained by challenging practice that requires change or development or that does not meet required standards.15. To maintain registration on the NMC16. Ensure personalised care is delivered ensuring that dignity and respect is maintained at all times.17. Strive to improve clinical practice based on research, professional development and both individual and group reflection.18. To participate in teaching and assessing pre and post registration students.19. Ensure that care is delivered within Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Equality and Diversity protocols.20. Act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Registration and other governing bodies. To maintain own professional development in relation to the requirements of the N.M.C and be responsible for continuing professional development and reflective practice.21. To seek clinical supervision for personal development.22. To contribute to team development as appropriate.23. To ensure informed consent is gained when relevant in line with Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust policy.24. Ensure that any concerns and complaints are dealt with promptly and brought to the attention of the senior team. This will involve liaising with PALS and complaints personnel.25. To actively be involved in the implementation and progressive use of information technology within the service ensuring compliance with Data Protection Act.26. Adhere to local safeguarding protocols and procedures seeking to safeguard vulnerable adults/ children from significant harm - emotional, physical, sexual, or financial.27. To contribute to the development of clinical practice using informed research and further education as appropriate, enhancing professional knowledge.28. Required to have suitable transport available which is fit for purpose.29. This job involves substantial access to vulnerable adults and or children and as such an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring service check (DBS) is required.30. To fulfil the needs of service delivery to patients/service users and in line with current working, to be available seven days a week, to work within a flexible rota for days and evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays.

Person Specification



  • RN (Adult) first or second level registration or Registered Paramedic and currently registered with the NMC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant for Band 5 post
  • Extended skills such as Intravenous therapy, catheterisation, phlebotomy.



  • Systematic approaches to assessment, planning and evaluation of needs led care.
  • Broad range of clinical experience transferable to the community setting
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills


  • Life experiences that have enhanced professional development
  • Relevant community experience



  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of legislation affecting professional practice.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Present their application and supporting information in a clear reflective manner.


  • Awareness of current changes in the NHS.
  • Up to date professional knowledge in their current area of practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


North Swindon District Centre

Thamesdown Drive


SN25 4AN

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