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Community Nurse

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
St Ives, Cambs
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
Do you wish to be a part of a team striving to make a difference in our community? Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference in patient care?

We are looking for a Band 5 Community Nurse to work within our St Ives Team.

In these roles, you would be working at part of the Community Nurse Team which includes District/Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses and Team coordinators. Linking closely with colleagues including general practitioners and other members of the multidisciplinary team to support excellent nursing care at home, reducing the necessity for acute hospital admission.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for people who:
  • Have experience of working in the Community
  • Are educated to RGN level 2
  • Are able to demonstrate a commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Have the ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
  • Have the ability to assess and formulate care plans
  • Are able to teach and support student Nurses and Health Care Assistants
  • Have enhanced communication and inter personal skills

You will be responsible for:
  • Keeping the patient at the centre of care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making
  • Providing a high standard of care
  • Providing a high standard of nursing intervention within a patient's own home, with access to Specialist and Advanced Practitioners when required
  • Working as part of a 24/7 service and multidisciplinary team

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities:

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner with the integrated multi professional team
  • To be accountable for assessing interpreting, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment to patients within professional guidelines To keep the patient at the centre of care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making
  • Provide support and education of peers, new staff, non registered staff, and students
  • To provide high standards of nursing intervention within a patients own home, this includes lone working , with access to specialist and advanced practitioners when required

*DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RGN level 1, RGN level 2
  • Evidence of professional development


  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • Management of leg ulcer qualification



  • Community experience


  • Primary care experience and experience in wound care

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Good documentation skills
  • Able to assess plan and implement care and formulate care plans
  • Support Integrated Care Workers and teach and support student nurses and HCA's.
  • Ability to safeguard and promote welfare of children and young people/ vulnerable adults.


  • Understanding of clinical supervision

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development.
  • Demonstrates empathy and respect for the concerns of others
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others and understands confidentiality
  • Responsible for maintaining registration with NMC and/or other professional bodies

Physical Requirements


  • The ability to: Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments. Move and manoeuvre people and equipment. Manoeuvre patients using safe techniques in accordance with care plan
  • Travel around work base locality

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Hall

Parsons Grove

St Ives, Cambs

PE27 4WY

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