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Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
23 May 2024
Come and make a difference to people lives, isn't that what you signed up for, having the time to make that difference?

We are looking to recruit a Band 5 community staff nurse into the Romsey Integrated Care Team. You can make that difference and contribute to the provision of high-quality care, within a variety of community settings which include the patient's home, IV therapy and catheter clinics. Learn new skills including end of life care, wound care and holistic care planning.

The multi-disciplinary Integrated Community Teams work alongside primary care and a variety of community services to support and manage the care of housebound and high-risk patients. The scope of your role will focus on supporting admission avoidance, early supported discharge, promotion of independence and assisting in the effective management of patients with long term conditions.

The service runs from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, 0830-1630,12-2000 and therefore this position requires flexible working, but come along and ask us - what hours would suit you?

All applicants require a driving license, professional registration and full access to a vehicle for travelling (mileage allowance payable)

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact :

Jackie Arnold -- Integrated Community Lead

Nicky Fordham -- Area Matron

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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, mental health, 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



  • Registered Qualification (RGN/RMN/PT/OTA)
  • Current (UK/EU) Driving Licence


  • Post Registration qualifications



  • Experience of planning person centred needsExperience of organising resources relating to patient needs (e.g. equipment, dressings, etc.)Experience of multi-professional workingAbility to manage and prioritise workloadDemonstrate initiative in resolving issues and problemsEnthusiastic and well motivatedCar driver and own transport


  • Post Registration experienceAbility to work on own initiativeKnowledge of working with Students

Additional Criteria


  • Participate in the holistic assessment, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients in the home, without direct supervision. This includes those with chronic disease, terminal illness who wish to die at home and complex care needs for example the physically disabled. Other settings include residential homes, nursing homes, clinics, community centres and community hospitals.
  • For those staff that have a dual role within practice in the ICT that extends to general practice working. Skills and competencies will be required that meet the practice nurse role.
  • Maintain upheld and follow the standards within the NMC code of conduct at all times ensure safe and effective delivery of patient care.
  • To remain up to date and within guidelines for revalidation within NMC code of conduct at all times.
  • Review effectiveness of nursing care provided ensuring that patient safety is maintained and care delivery meets the standards required by the Trust and Care Quality Commission.
  • Advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness and provide information to individuals and groups to prevent disease, where possible. Recognise situations that may be detrimental to health for example housing, social and economic factors and refer to an appropriate agency and liaise with members of the Community Care Team.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of care in line with standards required by the Trust and NMC.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Romsey Hospital

Winchester Hill



SO51 7ZA

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