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Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
King's Lynn
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a compassionate and motivated individual to join our King's Lynn Community Nursing Team on a permanent contract for either full and / or part time hours.

The friendly, supportive, and busy team support patients in their place of residence with a variety of interventions, including but not limited to the delivery of compassionate and empathetic palliative / end of life care, wound care, and diabetes management.

The service operates between 08:00 and 20:00 hours, seven days a week, and you will be required to work shifts between these times. We are willing to explore candidates who would like to consider applying for flexible working, part time, full time, and set shift patterns.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess, prescribe and delivery care for patients residing in the community setting to support self-management and improve quality of life.
  • Provide education, support and prescribing planned care for individuals and their carers/family with long term conditions, such as diabetes and wound management.
  • Support patients at the most sensitive periods of their life, including palliative care and syringe driver management.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, linking with the local Primary Care Network, wider community stakeholders and your immediate team which consists of Community Nurses, Community Matrons, Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants.
  • You will be supported to maintain competencies and training in specialist skills, such as bowel care, leg ulcer management, catheters, venepuncture, IM injections etc.

  • About us

    Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

    The right candidate will be supported to undergo a supernumerary period, with planned mandatory training, additional clinical skills, plus preceptorship (if applicable) through our Clinical Education Team. You will be supported in your role by Senior Band 6 Nurses and an experienced Clinical Lead Nurse and Clinical Operations Manager.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans, using clinical reasoning skills, that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
    • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
    • Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
    • Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
    • Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their care management plan.
    • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
    • Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.
    • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
    • Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
    • Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
    • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
    • Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
    • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
    • Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.

    A full copy of the Job Description / Person Specification can be found in the attached documents.

    Person Specification



    • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle



    • Diploma or 1st level degree
    • RN Qualification
    • Current NMC registration
    • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent
    • For Preceptorship posts only: Mentorship qualification is essential for the post, but not essential at interview, however should be undertaken within the first year of employment


    • Leg Ulcer Management



    • Experience of working within a community health / care setting

    Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


    • Highly motivated
    • Able to provide high standards of care
    • Ability to use own initiative
    • Good observational & reporting skills
    • Ability to manage stressful situations
    • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • A team player
    • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
    • Have basic IT/standard keyboard skills
    • Be able to kneel, bend and stoop, and work in cramped environments
    • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
    • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
    • Good time management skills


    • Knowledge of Palliative care
    • Knowledge of Long term conditions
    • Knowledge of Diabetes management
    • Be aware of Assistive Technology



    • Tact & Diplomacy
    • Empathy & Sensitivity
    • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

    Personal Attributes / Behaviours


    • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


    St James Clinic

    Extons Road

    King's Lynn

    PE30 5NU

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