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Community Nurse Team Lead - St Austell Community Nursing Team

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Aug 2024
We are looking for dynamic, passionate and motivated nurse with experience of Community Nursing to be a Team Leader within the St Austell Community Nursing Team.

The post holder will work with the team to ensure provision of a holistic nursing assessment and high quality, safe, evidence based care to patients and carers with the aim of maintaining patients in their own homes. Our patients are at the centre of all that we do so we are looking for nurses who are calm, caring, compassionate clinicians with an interest in delivering the highest quality care and to support our patients to lead full and independent lives whilst promoting self management of their health conditions.

This will be an exciting and evolving job role within the Primary Care Network and explore new multi-disciplinary ways of integrated working. Therefore flexibility and a willingness to explore new exciting ways of working is a must and be adaptable accordingly.

Proposed interview date: to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner the post holder will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with complex health and social care needs. They will manage a clinical caseload within a community nursing team with guidance from the Community Nurse Team Leads, Community Matrons and Integrated Care Team Leads. Ensuring provision of a holistic nursing assessment and high quality, safe, evidence based care to patients and carers with the aim of maintaining patients in their own homes. This includes physical examination and detailed history taking, diagnosis of deterioration in pre-existing conditions and treatment planning.

The post holder will work in this adaptable and evolving role, focusing on safe, effective admission avoidance and supporting timely discharge from hospitals and other care settings. Implementing personalised care plans and collaborating with the whole community resource to facilitate ongoingcare management.

To work in partnership with patients and carers and members of the multi-disciplinary team to offer support and advice and promote informed choice maximising independence and optimising quality of life. This post holder will be required to provide clinical management and leadership to all staff within the team.

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.

Just over 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


  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Experience of working with patients with complex and challenging needs
  • Post graduate specialist training to degree level in relevant subject area

Skills and Aptitude


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to teaching and learning
  • Budget management skills

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Knowledge and application of workforce planning, supervision and appraisals
  • Strong team player able to motivate and engage positively with colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell Community Hospital

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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