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Band 5 Community Registered Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 5 Community Nurse to come and join us in our Community District Nurse teams in Solihull.

Community District Nursing is a busy but rewarding job, you will be surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues in an environment that encourages new ideas, innovation, and personal development. The team thrives on delivering high standards of care at all times in a safe, effective and timely manner.

The band 5 Community Nurse role is to assist/ support the District Nurses, lone working, delivery of high standards of nursing care to patients in the community by following prescribed programmes of care. The role involves working autonomously and a car driver/owner.

This post requires a motivational and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about patient care. You must be flexible, approachable, compassionate, motivated, and hardworking and be able to use your own initiative.

The post holder will be expected to workdays and weekends including bank holidays, 37.5 hours per week. Part time/Flexible working will be considered.

The service operates between 07.00 and 23.00 hours, 7 days a week and you will be required to work shifts between these times.

If you require any further information, please contact Sarah Potter-Concannon or Kelly Frail 0121 717 4324.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment of patients' nursing needs, taking into consideration the needs of family and carers and provide and maintain a high standard of skilled nursing care.

To work collaboratively with GPs and other professionals to ensure the best possible care is provided to patients in the community, avoiding unnecessary admissions and prolonged hospital admissions.

To recognise deterioration in patients' condition advising the caseload holder of any circumstances which give cause for concern.

To communicate effectively with patients, families and carers as required, intervening to overcome barriers to communication, using advocacy skills when necessary to achieve effective outcomes for patients who may have sensory impairment, confusion and/or aggression.

Participate in the promotion of healthy living and the prevention of ill health and disability through diagnostic screening, education and promotion of independence and self management as a priority of care.

To teach and support other qualified and unqualified staff including pre -- registration and post-registration students.

To assist the caseload holder in planning and ensuring work is allocated on a daily basis, prioritising as the service requires utilising the dependency scoring tool.

To work in accordance with the Trust's professional policies and procedures to maintain professional standards. Practice in accordance with NMC Code of practice and maintain registration

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Current registration as a First Level General Nurse



  • *Knowledge in Safeguarding/ issues/procedures
  • *Good IT skills


  • *IV Therapy Competent
  • *Previous Community nursing experience
  • *End of life care

Additional Criteria


  • *UK Driving licence / car owner
  • *Ability to work shifts
  • *Flexibility to meet the needs of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Community Nursing

Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road


West Midlands

B90 4BN

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