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District Nurse - West South Somerset

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Chard/Crewkerne/Ilminster/South Petherton/Langport
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
Are you a registered nurse with a passion for providing safe, effective, and personalised care in patient's own homes?

The Yeovil & South Somerset neighbourhood are looking for nursing colleagues to join our integrated team, to deliver patient care in the community! Our team cover the geographical area across Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster, South Petherton and surrounding areas. Please include your preferred location in your application form!

The role of the district nurse has changed over the years, and we are now looking after patients in their home environment including complex wound management, palliative care and end of life care, medicines management, as well as having a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning skills.

You will beworking independently to support with managing the care of patients in our local community and wider Neighbourhood.

We are recruiting due to staff development and promotion - as a service we pride ourselves on colleague development and succession planning. We provide generous support for CPD internal & external opportunities, and for district nursing colleagues specifically we encourage you to apply for the specialist practice qualification which you would be supported to complete on either full or part-time basis.

If you are a qualified RGN, currently looking for a new exciting and rewarding challenge within the community, please look no further and apply today!

Main duties of the job

This post will involve working between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00 including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

Shift patterns include: 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm, 2pm-10pm. We are open to hearing from applicants who are looking for either full or part-time hours on a permanent basis.

In Somerset, we're working with health and care partners with a newly developed Hospital @ Home programme to care for patients at home safely, rather than being in hospital.

This service is a safe and efficient alternative to hospital care that is enhanced by technology. It supports patients to remain at home, who would otherwise be in hospital to receive the acute care, monitoring and treatment that they need.

This includes either preventing avoidable admissions into hospital or supporting early discharge out of hospital. The service can help patients to complete their treatment or be monitored prior to surgery from the comfort of their own home.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Team Leader coordinating the community nursing teams off duties to meet the needs of the community nursing service/workload.
  • Ensuring all loans of equipment are appropriate and reviewed regularly
  • Working in partnership with other health care professionals and agencies
  • Encouraging client independence and empowerment, recognising and respecting their involvement in the planning and delivery of their care

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Registered Nurse
  • Achieved NMC Pin or awaiting NMC PIN


  • Working with patients in their own homes
  • Experience of RiO
  • Knowledge of palliative patients, Tissues Viability Knowledge, Leg Ulcer management
  • Community Nurse experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


South Somerset - Bracken House, Chard

Crewkerne Road

Chard/Crewkerne/Ilminster/South Petherton/Langport

TA20 1YA

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