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Community Nurse - St Austell Community Nursing Team

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre at Carew House, Bodmin on 16th August 2024. This will be a morning or afternoon to be confirmed.

Community Nurses care and supervise the management of multiple long-term conditions, they ensure that people maximise their independence and, wherever possible, avoid going into hospital or a care home. NHS England Community Nursing

Community Nursing is a department name that describes a huge and varied workforce undertaking roles in the community- please watch this video Community Nursing

Our team says-

Great approachable leadership throughout the PCN area, Supportive, learning environment innovative and award winning!

Huge range of clinical skills, I've learnt so much, I love the autonomy and being able to follow things through.

Good workload management, I'm never overloaded, flexible working environment, better work/life balance.

What our Service users say

Thorough Responsive Cheerful They are my advocates. Your team were an enormous help, support and our friends throughout.

The Lead says-

St Austell is diverse, we have coastal villages, rural areas and a town centre. The team is busy and work closely with the GP PCN area. Our way of working gives a sense of shared responsibility and making decisions that are truly best for the patients and communities we serve. Provide a service between 08:00-22:00 hrs, 365 days a year.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, without direct supervision, to patients, carers and relatives within their home environment, enabling them to enjoy maximum independence and optimum quality of life.

To work in partnership with patients and carers to offer support and advice and promote informed choice.

Responsible to support the role of the Community Nurse Team leader.

To work autonomously, providing effective, evidence based care in line with competency and training record and organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.

To support all locality teams by working in a flexible way. Moving to work with the team in most need on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as service provision demands.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Experience


  • Registered Nurse - Adult
  • Current Professional Registration - NMC
  • To act as a mentor for student university placements. Having the mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification and attending mentorship updates as required

Skills and Aptitude


  • Leadership skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • IT skills to include use of Word, Excel, email, internet, recording systems
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the demands of job


  • Advanced computer skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell Community Hospital

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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