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Community Staff Nurse Band 5 - Congleton and Holmes Chapel

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
This is your opportunity to join a forward-looking community team, if you have previous experience in this area of nursing or if you are new to this specialty.

The Community Nursing Team works as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team, caring for residents in Congleton and Holmes Chapel. We work in partnership with practice nurses and empower patients to deliver the lower leg wound pathway. We enable patients to manage their long-term conditions whilst remaining at home and preventing unnecessary admissions to hospital. Our work enables us to integrate with other services in the community including virtual wards and crisis response.

Congleton War Memorial Hospital is currently undergoing exciting changes and opportunities to link with the development of the community diagnostic centre

Hours per week: 37.5 (part time will also be considered)

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have excellent, up to date clinical skills & be enthusiastic, motivated and be able to work flexibly across our patch. It is expected that candidates will be able to contribute to the on-going advancement of the team & will be rewarded with a friendly, supportive environment in which to develop.

The nursing team is part of a wider care community in which we support Congleton and Holmes Chapel residents to live well

Applications are welcomed from Band 4 Registered Nursing Associates & Band 5 Registered General Nurses. Experience is not necessary & enquiries are welcome from those interested. Informal visits are encouraged, especially from those currently working in the acute sector, who would like to see how community care works, first hand.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse degree / diploma
  • Current registration with NMC
  • Evidence of recent professional development in to date portfolio


  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Teaching / Assessing qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to assess clinical situations and act appropriately
  • Able to assess, plan and evaluate patient care, taking into account the needs and desires of the patient
  • Awareness of effects of ill health and the ageing process
  • Awareness of the principles and practice of SSKIN
  • Demonstratable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of practice


  • Leg ulcer assessment and management
  • Experience in palliative care / care of the dying
  • Understanding of Gold Standard Framework
  • Diabetes care / management
  • Understanding and / or experience of managing patients with Long Term Care (LTC) needs
  • Knowledge and experience relevant to area of practice



  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role / transferrable skills
  • Experience of developing programmes
  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems


  • Experience of mentoring students / supervise other junior staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Previous experience delivering care in a community setting
  • Experience of working in a rehabilitation environment
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency services
  • Experience of mentoring
  • Understanding and / or experience of interagency working

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Congleton War Memorial Hospital

Canal Road


CW12 3AR

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