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Community Staff Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
10 Jul 2024
This is a full time Community Nursing position which is designed to contribute to avoiding hospital admission and maintaining patient's independence in their own homes throughout the Waterlooville locality. This is achieved by both routine visits but also responding to Urgent Crisis Response (UCR) calls which are a key aspect of the role going forward. The UCR process is a new initiative in which we work alongside South Coast Ambulance Service, offering acute visits with other members of the MDT, and using a community based skill set to try to reduce the need for an ambulance to attend and to prevent the patient being admitted.

The successful candidate would be required to actively participate in ICT/MDT meetings along with other members of the team and the wider MDT disciplines, coordinating a plan of care and working within a scope of practice autonomously as a registered practitioner. They will be expected to be involved in care planning and identification of person-centred care delivered in the home setting. Ideally the successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and be competent in working together with the larger multidisciplinary team.

The job involves a proportionate amount of time driving therefore you will need to be a car owner and have access to a vehicle for work with the correct level of insurance.

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, 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



  • NMC registered

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Alpha Court

Unit A6, Segensworth Business Centre, Segensworth Road



PO15 5RQ

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