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Community Sister

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
26 May 2024
If you are ready for a new challenge and want to be part of a fast-paced team, with excellent development opportunities, then this is for you. An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Fareham 2 Integrated Community Care Team. You will be joining a leading organisation that is at the forefront of innovation and prides itself on forward thinking and development. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to improving the quality of community health services across Hampshire and takes pride in rewarding the success of its staff. The applicant is afforded structured professional supervision on a regular basis, an annual appraisal and an extensive variety of learning opportunities.

The successful candidate would be required to actively participate in ICT/MDT meetings along with other members of the team and the wider MDT disciplines, coordinating a plan of care and working within a scope of practice autonomously as a registered practitioner. They will be expected to be involved in care planning and identification of person-centred care delivered in the home setting. Responsibilities will also include line management, coordination of the shifts, allocating the caseload and managing the roster.

The 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

The primary role of the clinical team lead is to provide strong holistic leadership to the team and support the Integrated Senior Clinical Lead (band 7). To include day-to-day leadership responsibilities, development and creative leadership, responsive leadership, enabling the team to achieve a 'well led' culture.

The Integrated Clinical Lead in conjunction with a wide range of clinical colleagues and specifically, GP's, Practice Nurses and Social Care professionals, will lead and facilitate a patient or client focused, co-ordinated case management approach across primary and secondary care for people who are most vulnerable to, and at high risk of repeat admissions to hospital

The Integrated Clinical Lead will participate in and influence efforts across health and social services to shape multi-disciplinary pathways designed to support patient choice, improve quality of life, promote self-management and assure early intervention through the proactive provision of care in or as close to the patients' own home as possible

The Integrated Clinical Lead will work across the caseload and the single point of access or (equivalent), using their clinical skills to identify the needs of patients and the correct services to liaise with

The Integrated Clinical Lead will provide an expertise in their own discipline to the wider 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 General Nurse/ Registered Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner or Registered Allied Health Professional
  • Post registration qualification or University Degree
  • Teaching and assessing qualification ENB 998 or equivalent/mentorship qualification - PETALS
  • Car driver with valid licence
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Ability to work well in stressful situations
  • Innovative and adaptable
  • Assertive
  • Commitment to attend forms or training as learning needs are identified
  • Good understanding of current nursing and AHP workforce issues
  • Clear understanding of Community Health Services
  • Demonstrates an understanding and insight into current issues and developments within the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Alpha Court

Unit A6, Segensworth Business Centre, Segensworth Road



PO15 5RQ

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