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Community Nurse, West Mendip

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Are you a Nurse looking for a post supporting patients out in the community?

Full AND Part Time hours considered..

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 to join our team as a Community Nurse. The area you'd be covering is Taunton and surrounding villages, the base will be Parkgate in Taunton.

As a community nurse you will be responsible for looking after patients that are housebound, It will involve End of life care, wound and leg ulcer treatment and catheter care and much more.

The team covers seven days a week between the hours of 8am to 10pm.

Main duties of the job

Support and training will be given in this post. If you are a newly qualified Nurse, we will put you onto our supportive preceptorship programme.

Responsibilities for this post includes
  • Working as part of a team as well as autonomously within the community providing high quality and compassionate care
  • Visiting patients in their own home.
  • Variety of treatments and skills performed
  • Holistic assessment of both complex and simple care needs
  • Support the multi disciplinary team in the delivery of care to enable individuals to achieve their person centred goals.

Informal discussions and visits are very welcome.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached full job description for more information, details and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Appropriately registered with the Professional body as per post requirements
  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and to have undertaken post registration training


  • Leadership management programme or prepared to undertake a course
  • Coaching or mentorship training



  • Substantial experience in the required setting
  • Experience of mentoring

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Glastonbury Health Centre

1 Wells Road




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