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Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
We are recruiting for a Community Nurse who wishes to join out team. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients and staff receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our dynamic Integrated Community Nursing Service. Community nursing is changing rapidly we provide all aspects of nursing care at home for many patients who would have traditionally remained in hospital.

The three locality teams work closely with our colleagues from Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Community Rapid Response, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, GPs, Practice Nurses, Specialist Nurses, mainland hospitals and outside agencies, such as Age UK and the Local Authority.

We would expect you to have good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate that you are an evidence-based practitioner.

We work across three locality teams and the position will be for one of the three localities depending on the service need. Any preferences should be made know an interview however this cannot be guaranteed.

*Previous applicants need not apply*

Main duties of the job

Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the care we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

It is essential that you have a valid driving licence to drive in the United Kingdom as the role is community based.

Clinical skills in all types of urinary catheterisation, syringe driver management, wound management and diabetes management are desirable, but not essential.

Support and training will be available to ensure safe a safe transition to working in the community setting.

A preceptorship programme is available.

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 nurse with current NMC registration



  • Awareness of current issues in community nursing
  • Clinically up-to-date
  • Knowledge of the principles of manual handling and blood borne disease

Additional Criteria


  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder, e.g. car driver, lone working
  • Car driver with clean licence
  • Awareness of personal safety

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Sandown Health Centre

The Barracks & amp Civic Centre Offices, Broadway


Isle of Wight

PO36 9EA

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