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Nurse Specialist (Community)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Are you passionate about creating excitement for new challenges and promoting an atmosphere of support in the work place? Do you embrace new ideas? Do you work hard during your working hours but appreciate a work/life balance? Then this cluster is for you!

As a team, we are looking for an individual that stands above the rest. Someone who is dynamic, enthusiastic, and shows natural leadership qualities. Someone who will embrace change, recognises the importance of their own emotional intelligence, and how this impacts each individual in the team, how the team functions, and service delivery.

My ethos as the manager is to promote happiness at work and, providing the team with an environment putting the staff at ease so they feel comfortable to question anything. This in turn will encourage the team to go that extra mile for the patients, which is why we are all here!

You will be a pivotal part of the Integrated Health and Social Care team to provide multidisciplinary working, that will also enhance care delivery to the patients. Having previous experience in a leadership role would be desirable.

The Community Nursing Team is skill mixed with registrants / non-registrants you will be expected to share up to date learning with your peers, supporting and developing the team to deliver excellence.

You will be provided with regular supervision and support with ongoing professional development as identified in your annual appraisal.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

This Band 6 Community Nurse (Specialist) 0.6 WTE 12 month fixed term post is the perfect opportunity for continued learning and career progression. If this ignited your interest we would like to hear from you.

To be a District Nurse/Community Sister/Charge Nurse your role is vital in terms of coordinating peoples care and delegating to your team. Develop knowledge of government policy and clinical procedures.

You will be required to be an autonomous practitioner, a role model to provide holistic patient centred care. To champion for patients, whilst demonstrating highly motivated leadership skills with ability to influence and inspire others. Teach and mentor your team utilising your transferable skills.

The successful candidate will need to ensure that high standards of Nursing Care are delivered to patients on the team caseload and be responsible for addressing any areas of poor performance and identifying and promoting service improvement. You will be encouraged to engage in decision making daily.

Manage sensitive issues and overcome obstacles in communication.

We you be required to undertake a robust induction, allocated a supervisor to support your learning to develop in your role.

We offer training in line with the required competencies for you to build on your past knowledge, experience, and skills. You will be expected to undertake continued learning with accessibility to accredited courses.

You will be required to be competent, diagnose and investigate. Have sound knowledge and judgement providing evidence-based wound management, pressure ulcer prevention, palliative, and end of life care.

Have a full driving licence and the ability to travel within the Culm Valley.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, incorporating weekends and bank holidays

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Charlotte Swain, Community Nurse Team Manager, on 07752 700387 or

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health

Willand Road



EX15 1FE

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