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Community Staff Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a Community Staff Nurse to join the West Berkshire Community Nursing team.

Within the community we are seeing more complex and acute patients than ever before, with increasingly specialist treatment and care being provided by highly skilled staff.

Working within our Community Nursing Team you will support, assess, and treat patients with a variety of health needs, delivering high quality, evidence based practice. You will have a passion and enthusiasm to care for patients in their own homes.

The Community Nursing service offers care to patients in their own homes, 7 days a week, 08.30 - 19.00, inclusive of Bank Holidays.

The service has a wide range of skill mix from Band 3 Healthcare assistants, through to band 7 Community Matrons.

You will have a commitment to providing holistic care to patients in their own homes, be able to work on you own initiative and work well within a team. Key clinical skills include complex wound care, bladder & bowel management, palliative & end of life care, as well as medication administration.

You will receive support into the role through induction, training and beyond. There will be opportunities for personal development and career progression if desired.

Main duties of the job

  • To work in conjunction with the Team Leader/ Community Nursing Band 6/ Community Matron and all staff within the team to holistically assess the needs of patients and carers, and to work in partnership with the patient and family to plan, implement and evaluate programmes of nursing care.
  • To be able to undertake first visits and take any immediate action, reporting back to the Line Manager for further discussion and/or assessment.
  • To establish working relationships with other professionals and voluntary agencies to achieve health aims.
  • To undertake practice assessor and supervisor training support students and new staff to the service.
  • Provide care according to the available evidence of best practice and the support of others in the development of evidence based practice.
  • To be actively involved in promoting self-care for patients and building Health Promotion into care.
  • To develop and participate in planned teaching programmes for patients,
  • To demonstrate knowledge and skills including assessmen, medication management, bladder bowel care, tissue viability, care, use and administration of treatment using specialist equipment, palliativecare and symptom control, managing acute episodes of care, reducing hospital admissions, as per band 5 competency document.
  • To provide care to people with long term conditions undertaking reviews in accordance with the individual patient care plan and with support of more experienced colleagues as required.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN), NMC registration.
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.
  • Able to work flexibly across 7 days service requirement

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips- see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and other questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to call: Sian Banwell on 0771 7507388 or email: who'll be delight to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required,

    Person Specification



    • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
    • NMC Registration

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of CPD


    • Mentorship training

    Previous Experience


    • Community nursing Experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.
    • Ability to identify risks and act accordingly with regard to safety of oneself, patients and others using the appropriate aids.
    • Able to demonstrate use of own initiative and ability to work alone
    • Ability to demonstrate organisational skills
    • Time management skills
    • Ability to participate in standard setting and audit


    • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of LTC's and the concept of self-management

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Thatcham Health Centre

    3 Bath Road


    RG18 3HD

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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