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Community District Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Are you a registered nurse with a passion for providing safe, effective, and personalised care in patient's own homes?

The Yeovil & South Somerset neighbourhood are looking for nursing colleagues to join our integrated team, to deliver patient care in the community! Our team cover the geographical area across Yeovil, Wincanton and surrounding areas. Your base will be Yeovil.

The role of the district nurse has changed over the years, and we are now looking after patients in their home environment including complex wound management, palliative care and end of life care, medicines management, as well as having a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning skills.

You will be working independently to support with managing the care of patients in our local community and wider Neighbourhood.

We are recruiting due to staff development and promotion - as a service we pride ourselves on colleague development and succession planning. We provide generous support for CPD internal & external opportunities, and for district nursing colleagues specifically we encourage you to apply for the specialist practice qualification which you would be supported to complete on either full or part-time basis.

If you are a qualified RGN, currently looking for a new exciting and rewarding challenge within the community, please look no further and apply today!

Main duties of the job

Shift patterns include: 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm, 2pm-10pm. To include one weekend in 4.

In Somerset, we're working with health and care partners with a newly developed Hospital @ Home programme to care for patients at home safely, rather than being in hospital.

This service is a safe and efficient alternative to hospital care that is enhanced by technology. It supports patients to remain at home, who would otherwise be in hospital to receive the acute care, monitoring and treatment that they need.

This includes either preventing avoidable admissions into hospital or supporting early discharge out of hospital. The service can help patients to complete their treatment or be monitored prior to surgery from the comfort of their own home.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work closely with the Team Leader coordinating the community nursing teams off duties to meet the needs of the community nursing service/workload.

Ensuring all loans of equipment are appropriate and reviewed regularly

Working in partnership with other health care professionals and agencies

Encouraging client independence and empowerment, recognising and respecting their involvement in the planning and delivery of their care

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Level One Registration with appropriate registration with the NMC as per post requirements


  • Teaching/Assessing Qualification



  • Required to develop the knowledge base in line with the KSF requirements for the post


  • Experience of working in multi-agency services
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and to have undertaken post registration training

Additional Criteria


  • Please see attached job description for more information.


  • Please see attached job description for more information.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Magnolia House

56 Preston Road



BA20 2BN

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