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Staff Nurse - Helston Community Hospital

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Helston Hospital was nominated for the Nursing Times Award for Best Practice Placement for Students in 2021, so a registered Nurse with a keen interest in supporting learners is essential. The applicant must have a clear passion for nursing and the ability to act as a positive role model. In return we will support you in your ongoing professional development.

We are looking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic, and clinically capable nurse to join our team on the 24-bedded Lismore Ward at Helston Community Hospital. The Staff Nurse role requires the post holder to be committed to the ongoing development of the ward and multi-disciplinary team working.

We aim to deliver the highest standard of care to all our patients. This includes rehabilitative care, end of life care, and a weekly alcohol detox patient.

The ideal applicant will possess a good level of organisational and communication skills. Discharge planning experience and relevant clinical skills desirable, but training will be provided.

The shifts are day duties from 07:30 - 20:00, or 07.30-15:30 and 12:00- 20:00. Night shifts are19:30 - 08:00. These shifts are on a rotational basis to support 24-hour nursing care, 7 days per week.

Main duties of the job

The assessment of care needs and the development and implementation of programmes of care in the ward setting

To be a team leader and provide all forms of nursing care without direct supervision.

To provide mentorship to pre and post registration students and Healthcare Assistants undertaking the National Vocational Awards

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



  • RGN 1st Level Registration (NMC)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • ENB or equivalent teaching & assessing qualification
  • 1st Degree or Diploma (or working towards)
  • Leadership skills



  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Evidence of team working


  • ENB 941 or evidence of working in a community hospital

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Helston Community Hospital

Meneage Road


TR13 8DR

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