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Community Staff Nurse - Evening & Overnight

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
Community Staff Nurse Evening & Overnight Band 5 Part time

Our service works across the 5 neighbourhoods of Tameside. You will have the support of our induction facilitator alongside a 'buddy'. Newly qualified will also undertake a preceptorship programme. This is a 24 hour service & the role may require you to work across the localities as a service need requirement.

If you are a self-motivated, individual with a passion for community care, this could be the position for you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team in the Community and after period of induction will be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs and development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, both for a specific group of clients as the named care provider and in supporting the care of all client groups within the community. You will act in accordance with locally agreed standards of care and ensure that clinical procedures are correctly carried out. As an experienced nurse and as appropriate, you will co-ordinate the case load in the absence of the team/senior lead ensuring that effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support for junior staff within the team. You will pay a key role in the supervision and assessment of pre and post basic learners and unregistered staff providing a teaching role and acting as named supervisor.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities


1.Undertake responsibility for a delegated caseload under the supervision of the District Nursing Sister and in the absence of the District Nursing Sister, carrying out initial assessment of care needs and the provision and evaluation of individual patient programmes of care including prescribing equipment and the discharge of patients from the caseload.

2. Assume delegated responsibility for holistic assessment and the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes of care/ care packages, contributing to complex assessment/ care packages.

3. To provide high quality palliative care to patients and their families, as required.

4. Maintain clinical competency in a range of extended skills as required to meet the needs of patients on the caseload.

5. Work with other health care colleagues, voluntary and statutory organisations to ensure that the holistic needs of patients are met wherever possible.

6. Where the post holder is a non-medical prescriber, practice responsibly and maintains competence to effectively prescribe from the relevant Prescribing Formulary.

7. To carry out clinical risk assessments within sphere of competence as required.

8. Work as an effective team member to actively contribute to public health initiatives including health needs assessment and projects to meet needs identified.

9. To promote health education and healthy lifestyles within the community, including use of motivational interviewing and negotiation skills where appropriate.

10. To demonstrate to patients and unpaid carers in their homes the safe use of equipment prescribed by the District Nursing team.

11. To act as an advocate to facilitate the views and choices expressed by patients and their carers.

12. To refer people to other practitioners when needs and risks are beyond ones own scope of practice or require longer term support


1. Maintain effective communication both within and outside of the clinical team to ensure that patient needs are met by the most appropriate agency.

2. To communicate with patients and carers to maximise their involvement and understanding of their condition, care and treatment.

3. Provide effective skilled communication of sensitive issues, counselling and reassurance to maximise patient and carer well being.

4. Maintain competence in IT skills and make best use of IT systems to enhance patient care.

5. Maintain contemporaneous clinical records in line with trust Clinical Records Policy.

6. Identifying potential opportunities to influence the development of knowledge, ideas and practice and prioritising those that have the most potential for success


1. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates an appropriate plan of care for patients, reporting to the District Nurse caseload holder.


1. Undertake mandatory training in line with trust policy and attend updates and study days as appropriate to the post.

2. Provide mentorship to pre-registration student nurses within the team on an on-going basis, ensuring that their learning needs are being met.

3. Foster and encourage a learning environment conducive to student education and continuing professional development of the team.

4. To participate in the trust staff KSF review process ensuring objectives are met and a personal development plan is maintained and evaluated.

5. To be responsible for his or her continuing professional development and meet PREP requirements maintaining a professional portfolio and demonstrating evidence of reflective practice.

6. To be willing to become a Mentor within 12 months of commencement.

7. To be willing to become a nurse prescriber within 12 months of commencement.


1. Support and participate in research as appropriate, ensuring that the research governance principles are met.

2. Ensure that practice is evidence based by initiating literature searching and critical appraisal as appropriate. Support changes in clinical practice in line with best practice.

3. Develop own research awareness skills and support the development of appropriate skills with other team members.

4. Participate in clinical audit and essence of care / clinical benchmarking as required


1. Support the team to ensure that practice is evidence based and in line with local and national Clinical Guidelines and Policy

2. Support the monitoring of quality and practice standards within the team. Identify and report any issues relating to poor clinical standards / clinical risk to the district nursing sister.

3. To be aware of and adhere to policies and procedures relating to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

4. Ensure that the service is delivered in line with trust policies in relation to health and safety and infection control.

5. To have in depth knowledge of NMC standards and guidance, understand implications for and be able to apply to practice

6. e.g.: Code of Professional Conduct, standards for conduct, performance and ethics- Records and Record Keeping,- Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers- Standards to support learning and assessment in practice

7. Participate in quality initiatives to promote the development of community nursing

8. To monitor outcomes and propose changes to working practice e.g. wound care groups, diabetic link nurse, infection control link nurse and essence of care benchmarking groups.

9. Participate in clinical supervision in line with trust policy

10. To delegate work appropriately within the competency framework


1. Provide operational management cover in the absence of the district nursing sister.

2. Support the district nursing sister to effectively allocate staff according to their skills and competencies to meet caseload / patient care needs.

3. Regularly attend and contribute to team meetings and relevant professional forum.

4. To be aware of Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, ensuring adherence to these at all times.


1. Support the effective use of staff within the team, promoting flexible deployment of staff across the service.

2. Maintain minimal clinical stock levels and the effective use of clinical stock, e.g. dressings.

3. To complete timely returns on an individual level relating to activity and performance.

4. Manage time and resources effectively with an ability to prioritise workload and be flexible in response to changing or urgent needs when required.

5. Raise resource concerns with the District Nursing sister to ensure that client needs can be met as effectively as possible.


1. To contribute to new ways of working and the modernisation of nursing / public health agenda.

2. To support the formulation of policies/protocols/ guidelines within sphere of work.


1. Frequently necessary to change priority of daily work in response to patient needs.

2. Responsible for maintaining nursing bag with equipment required to deliver care eg. dressings, syringes and needles. Occasionally required to carry emergency loan equipment to patients homes eg. commode.

3. Works within different environments throughout the shift - clinics, GP surgeries, patients homes and residential care settings.

4. Attends in-service meetings to disseminate information between specialist staff and the team.

5. Regularly involved in moving of patients by hoisting, moving of patient on bed by rolling or use of slip sheet, manually moving commode.

6. Drives between work locations and works alone for most of the day.

7. Often gives advice and psychological support to seriously ill and dying patients and their carers.

Person Specification



  • Ability to apply current research findings into clinical practice where appropriate.
  • Can delegate appropriately and supervise junior staff and student nurses as directed by the District Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse.



  • Relevant pre or post registration community experience an advantage.



  • Knowledge of Government legislation and policies pertaining to the role



  • Registered nurse or pending registration within two months
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Ability to travel between sites within Tameside and Glossop


  • IT Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside DN Bases


M34 3JY

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