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Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specializing in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Community Staff Nurse

Band 5

Permanent: 22.5 hours a week includes weekend working.

We are a vibrant innovative Integrated Care Team, with a passion for providing excellent care for our patients. We work closely with GPs and Allied Health Care Professionals and have a One Team Approach, embracing staff development and learning.

We are seeking either newly qualified or experienced nurses to provide complex care and treatment to adults living in the area who have long-term or complex health needs.

To support you within your role, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have an excellent learning and development department.

We offer a cohesive preceptorship program, and you would have an experienced coach based within our team to enable you to become confident and competent within your role.

You will be responsible for managing your allocated work on a day-to-day basis.

The role will also develop you to manage the co-ordination of a shift and supporting and line managing junior staff.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Access to a vehicle and possession of a full driving license is essential.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit, please call:

Donna-Marie Swales on 07557313566 or email:

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.

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 qualification
  • Current 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 experience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of working with Students

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Unit 40 Chapel Lane

Rushington Business Park, Chapel Lane



SO40 9LA

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