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Community Sister/Charge Nurse

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an Integrated Acute and Community Trust which is committed to partnership working across health and care, built on a strong home first ethos. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary health and care team the role holder will be part of our multi-disciplinary Urgent Community Care Team. They will provide high quality senior nursing support for people requiring an urgent community response, enabling them to be cared for in their own home thereby reducing avoidable admissions and supporting timely discharge from the acute and community bed setting. Act as an exemplar and positive role model to all team members working in the urgent response team including the urgent community hub exhibiting the 6 s in all aspects of practice: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. Provide strong clinical leadership to the urgent nursing team and wider MDT acting as a role model at all times.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide effective triage and assessment on a rota basis ensuring patients receive the right level of care, at the right time and in the right place according to the needs of the individual and within available health and social care capacity.
  • Complete effective clinical triage for admissions avoidance and urgent response services including the virtual ward, 2 hour urgent response and step up and step down discharge to assess pathways
  • Utilise clinical knowledge within the community urgent response hub to assess and make decisions regarding patient care and safety in a crisis situation
  • Provide skilled nursing advice, support and care to patients, their family/supporters and carers.
  • Have continuing responsibility for overall management of a patients and caseloads.
  • Be able to work and manage stressful situations that occur from both patient and staff dissatisfaction and be able to identify resolution for these situations.
  • Ensure escalation of any issues when necessary.
  • Cope with the demands of an unpredictable and challenging working environment with periods of high demand and low resources within the service.
  • Assist with recruitment, induction and the management of sickness and absence following the Trusts policy to ensure safe and appropriate skill mix within the team.
  • Work flexibly and in partnership with health and care colleagues to support effective system flow.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Experience of Community Nursing
  • Experience of Clinical Triage
  • Experience of Team Management
  • Experience of the development of individualised care plans and associated process
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.



  • Registered Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Relevant degree or is willing to work towards obtaining one
  • Non-medical prescriber or willingness to work towards



  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of community nursing, primary and social care
  • Policies, practices and procedures e.g. NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care
  • Understanding of community and multi-disciplinary working and inter-professional relationships
  • Current evidence based practice and research related to nursing and health care in the community
  • Knowledge of recent developments in Health and Social Care


  • Some experience working in a community setting having had exposure of chronic conditions and acutely unwell patients.
  • Knowledge of Long Term Conditions or willingness to complete appropriates learning modules.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Woodside Building

Moorgate Road


S60 2TY

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