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Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Long Stratton
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Band 5 Community Nurse to join the South Norfolk Health Improvement Partnership (SNHIP) Community Nursing Team based in Long Stratton on a permanent contract for 37.5 hours per week.

This small, friendly and busy team requires a keen and motivated Nurse to provide assessment and quality interventions to the population of patients restricted to receiving care in their homes. You will be covering the geographical patches of patients with a Long Stratton, Pulham Market and Harleston GP surgery.

You will be a registered nurse with skills in palliative / end of life care, wound care (including management of leg ulcers and pressure ulcers) for this vulnerable group of patients and a strong desire to further develop your community nursing skills and experience.

You will be required to work over a 7 day working week including weekends and be hard working, motivated, with excellent communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in holistic assessment, to demonstrate that you use your initiative and have a keen interest in working with this group of patients. You must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

You will support staff working at a band 3 and 4 level, along with students and apprentices.

This post is suitable for both newly qualified Nurses and experienced Nurses.

Interview date: Wednesday 7th August 2024

Main duties of the job

Job PurposeTo contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating treatments.

Key Areas of Responsibility

To assess, prescribe and deliver interventions for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible. To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.

About us

The Nursing team is based in Long Stratton and consists of Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare assistants. The Therapy team are based with the Nursing team and work very closely. They consist of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistant Practitioners.

This small team is part of a wider team with additional bases at Diss and Loddon, each covering their own areas although staff are expected to support neighbouring teams depending on caseload numbers.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ClinicalThe post holder will:1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans, using clinical reasoning skills, that may need to be delivered from a range of options.2. Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.3. Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.4. Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.5. Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients cooperation in their care management plan.6. Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health careprofessionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.7. Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.8. To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.9. Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.10. Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.11. Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.12. Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.13. Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.14. Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.

Professional the post holder will:15. Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate16. Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions17. Be able to make own travel arrangements to patients homes, clinics, base and meetings etc as required18. Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies19. Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies20. Provide advice/training to less experienced staff and supervise and support junior members of staff and students where appropriate contributing to the induction process for new staff / students21. Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances22. Comment on draft policies23. Maintain own continued professional development24. Ensure own workload is planned and prioritised25. Be accountable for work delegated to others26. Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role27. Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence

Organisational the post holder will:28. Undertake mandatory training as required29. Participate in a Personal Development Review process30. Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members31. Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy32. Be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff33. Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course34. Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy35. Contribute to clinical audit as required36. Complete the staff survey as required37. Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required

Person Specification



  • Diploma or 1st level degree in Nursing
  • RN Qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent


  • Leg Ulcer Management



  • Experience of working within a clinical setting

Skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Highly motivated
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • A team player
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Have basic IT and standard keyboard skills.
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids


  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • Palliative care
  • Diabetes management
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology



  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)


  • Professional appearance
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Long Stratton Health Centre

Flowerpot Lane

Long Stratton

NR15 2TS

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