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Community Staff Nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Are you looking for a new challenge? Then look no further!

An exciting opportunity to join our Community Nursing team as a registered Nurse and work across our unique Integrated Acute, Community and Primary Care services to help us make a difference to our patients who require care and treatment in their own homes.

We provide a range of care and treatment to predominantly housebound patients who often have complex care needs or long term conditions that require treatment and support in wound care, catheter maintenance, palliative care, supporting people to die at home, insulin and diabetes care and a whole range of other health conditions.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of effective and high quality nursing care for patients in their own homes and other community settings, which will include completing assessment, develop and maintain tailored care plans. You will also be responsibility for managing your case load, liaising with clinical leader as appropriate.


Main duties of the job

We are committed to our staff and offer a range of training packages to support you and further develop your skills and knowledge, including opportunities to undertake 'in house' and external courses. We have a flexible approach to working and offer a variety of flexible working opportunities that can be considered to fit around your family and lifestyle.

You will work collaboratively across the multidisciplinary team which includes Community Matrons, Tissue Viability Nursing, Continence Specialist, 'Same day' response team comprising, Paramedics, IV specialist team and our Phlebotomy Service to ensure a seamless patient care journey.

Full and part time opportunities available (37.5 hours or 30 hours across a 7 day service, with the part time hours being fixed term maternity cover)

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Interested?Watch and listen to our Community Team by clicking here : Community Recruitment Video FINAL - YouTube.You'll be joining a great team in a great place, where your commitment will be genuinely valued, your skills respected, and your ambition rewarded.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide effective nursing care for patients in their own homes and other community.

To provide clinical care and treatment to those patients who require wound care management, administration and support with medications, and catheter care , as well as providing care and support to those patients with a life limiting illness and their families, that require palliative care support to remain at home during the last weeks of life.

To work closely with the 24/7 community nursing teams who provide planned and unplanned care and develop strong working relationships with the GP, multidisciplinary teams and social care services in the delivery of care. To ensure that the care provided maintains the dignity and respect of the individual and promotes their comfort and wellbeing at all times.

Please see attached job description.

Person Specification



  • RN (Adult) first or second level registration and currently registered with the NMC



  • Systematic approaches to assessment, planning and evaluation of needs led care
  • Functional nurse and have experience in the management of wound care, catheter care, palliative care needs, diabetes, injections


  • Life experiences that have enhanced professional development



  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of legislation affecting professional practice
  • Be able to work well in a team as well as the ability to work on your own
  • To be adaptable to a combination of roles which include visiting patients in their own homes and using a patient record database system to review physiological signs and symptoms
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • To be able to work flexibly and sensitively


  • Awareness of current changes in the NHS
  • Ability to make decisions and judgments within a community setting
  • Up to date professional knowledge in their current area of practice

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Orbital Offices

Thamesdown Drive


SN25 4AN

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