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Out of Hours Community Staff Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024
12 hours a week. 3 X 4 hour shifts 7pm-11pm Sunday , Monday and Tuesday

Come and join our CQC rated 'Outstanding' Trust as a Community Staff Nurse in the Out of Hours District Nursing team. As a Community Staff Nurse, you'll help deliver care to people in their own homes and get to work with inspiring, skilled teams whilst you do it. We offer a supportive environment with opportunities for further career development, a strong in-house training programme, including excellent links with our partner Universities and opportunities to gain further qualifications.

The Out of Hours District Nursing team works overnight from 7pm to 7am.

The OOH team covers District nursing in Berkshire overnight.

We believe in care that treats the whole person, not just the condition. We enable patients to stay at home longer and leave hospitals faster. Our community nurses work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams, including our GP's, local hospices, complex care nurses, health and social care coordinators, specialist nurses and therapist colleagues.

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. And Following our latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, we're delighted to announce that we've been awarded 'Outstanding' as a community and mental health care provider.

Main duties of the job

To work in conjunction with the Team Leader/ Community Nursing Band 6/ all staff within the team to holistically assess the needs of patients and carers, and to work in partnership with the patient and family to plan, implement and evaluate programmes of nursing care.

To be able to undertake first visits and take any immediate action, reporting back to the Team Leader/Community Nursing Band 6/Community Matron for further discussion and/or assessment.

To establish working relationships with other professionals and voluntary agencies to achieve health aims.

To undertake practice assessor and supervisor training support students and new staff to the service.

Provide care according to the available evidence of best practice and the support of others in the development of evidence based practice.

To be actively involved in promoting self-care for patients and building Health Promotion into care.

To demonstrate knowledge and skills including assessment, reassessment, medication management, bladder bowel care, tissue viability, care, use and administration of treatment using specialist equipment, palliative care and symptom control, managing acute episodes of are, reducing hospital admissions, as per band 5 competency document.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:

Registered Nurse /Adult Nurse Trained along with complete NMC registration (or in the instance of a final year nursing student able to provide these prior to their agreed start date for the role)

To work bank holidays/weekends or unsocial hours to meet the needs of the service.

Reasonable level of fitness required.

Good Communicational and Interpersonal Skills

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • NMC Registration

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of CPD


  • Mentorship training

Previous Experience


  • Community nursing Experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skill
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Ability to identify risks and act accordingly with regard to safety of oneself, patients and others using the appropriate aids.
  • Able to demonstrate use of own initiative and ability to work alone
  • Ability to demonstrate organisational skills

Additional Requirements


  • IT skills - including Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to travel across multiple sites in Berkshire
  • Ability to demonstrate professional behaviours and attitude
  • Full UK driving license and access to own car
  • Able to work flexibly across 7 -day service requirements

Previous Experience


  • Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
  • Evidence of effective team working
  • Ability to demonstrate and show evidence of effective clinical skills


  • Experience of teaching relatives and carers across all areas of care

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


OOH Nursing Service



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