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Community Nurse - Penwith

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
Situated in the beautiful rural area of Penwith, Penzance Community Nursing Team are looking for an experienced, caring, motivated community nurse to join our large, busy, professional and dynamic team covering several general practitioner surgeries in the Penwith area. You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care. You will need to be able to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for community nursing as well as a desire for ongoing professional development.

You should also have an understanding of the changing climate of care delivery in the community.

The ability to travel independently across the West Locality to support other teams and to fulfil the requirements of the post is essential, therefore access to a vehicle and a valid driving licence will be required to enable you to undertake the role of a community nurse.

Weekend, evening and bank holiday working will be a requirement of the post.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, without direct supervision, to patients, carers and relatives within their home environment, enabling them to enjoy maximum independence and optimum quality of life.

To work in partnership with patients and carers to offer support and advice and promote informed choice.

To support the role of the Community Nurse Team leader.

To work autonomously, providing effective, evidence based care in line with competency and training record and organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.

To support all locality teams by working in a flexible way. Moving to work with the team in most need on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as service provision demands.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Evidence of recent relevant professional development
  • Current Professional Registration - NMC


  • Hold a post-registration diploma or be working towards a degree

Skills and Aptitude


  • Leadership skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to provide skilled, evidence based nursing care to a wide range of patients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT skills to include Word, Excel, email, internet, recording systems
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the demands of the job

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Ability to deal with patients and carers who are under stress
  • Current knowledge of developments in nursing and healthcare
  • The ability to manage the caseload in the absence of a senior nurse, on a temporary basis

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bellair Health Office

Alverton Road


TR18 4TA

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