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Community Staff Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
18 Jun 2024
Are you newly qualified/soon to qualify or experienced Band 5 looking for an exciting opportunity to work in the community? If so, we might have the ideal opportunity for you!

Our friendly District Nursing team is looking for Band 5 Nurse to support their team in Bracknell.

Your role as a Community Staff Nurse will be pivotal within the Community Nursing teams to

provide planned care and to deliver a seamless service to patients. The Band 5 staff nurse will work with other team members embracing case management and the Long Term Conditions Agenda thus preventing avoidable hospital admissions and facilitating appropriate earlier discharges into the community.

Main duties of the job

To give skilled nursing care, based on principles of best practice and clinical evidence.

Undertake comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychological and social care needs of patients including the needs of carers. To provide individualised and person centred care plans that provide monitoring and promotion of self care to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions

Act as a Named Nurse with the support and supervision of the DN Team Lead. To take continued responsibility for the holistic health needs assessment including care planning, evaluation and appropriate implementation of health care and ensuring continuity of care following referral from acute care, rehabilitation units, GPs and other agencies.

Act as the patient's advocate and to facilitate the patient's own choices with regard to nursing care, promoting independence and self care, as appropriate.

To identify and record new problems and other relevant information reporting back to the Band 6 as appropriate.

Maintain accurate, comprehensive and contemporaneous records in accordance with Trust and NMC guidelines.

Be alert to the needs of vulnerable adults including risk assessment and taking appropriate action when required.

To develop and utilise specialist nursing skills such as leg ulcer assessment and management, syringe driver set up, intravenous drug administration, continence assessment, and palliative care.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a 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 including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role
  • NMC Registration/or waiting
  • Good communication skills
  • Full Drivers licence and car available for business use for patient visits.

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Carol Rutter on 07815 485184 or Philomena Grey on 07771872618 wholl be delighted to help.

    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 (or awaiting)

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Mentorship training
    • Evidence of on-going professional development

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.


    • Community nursing Experience
    • 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

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
    • Computer literate


    • Ability to participate in standard setting and audit

    Additional Requirements


    • To work bank holidays/weekends or unsocial hours to meet the needs of the service.
    • Full UK Driving Licence and use of car for work purposes

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Church Hill House

    51-52 Turing Drive


    RG12 7FR

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