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Community Nursing Sister

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
30 hours per week

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined caseload exercising a high level of clinical judgement, discretion and decision making. The post holder is responsible for the caseload management and leadership of a team of community nurses. You will play a key role in demonstrating innovative practice, service improvement and maintaining the continued development of team members and learners in the clinical environment.

Main duties of the job

Prescribe and be responsible for the provision of nursing care by his/her nursing team within the patient's own home, clinic or other appropriate setting during the day.

Ensure the delivery of prescribed care through effective case management and effective delegation and organisation of work to the nursing team on the current shift.

Ensure that a holistic, systematic approach to care is undertaken by the nursing team and regularly reassess the patients on the caseload.

Undertake holistic patient assessment and reassessment develop appropriate individual care plans for patients. Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients.

To practice as a Community Nurse Prescriber, maintaining competence in line with NMP policy and prescribing within own sphere of competence if appropriate.

Promote effective evidence based clinical practice, appraise standards of current practice, identify poor professional practice and take action to address it.

To provide care in a manner that at all times reflects The Code (2015) professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. NMC (2015)

To undertake caseload audit in relation to capacity and demand of the service.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the provision of nursing care by his/her nursing team within the patients own home clinic or other appropriate setting ensuring patients receive the highest quality of care.

To use a recognised model of care as a base for assessment.

To ensure the delivery of prescribed care through effective case management and effective delegation to ensure consistency and continuity in the quality of care.

To ensure that comprehensive risk assessment and management strategies are incorporated into all patient assessment and care

To ensure that wherever possible engagement with patients/families/carers takes place to ensure user participation in the planning implementation and evaluation of services

To advise and encourage patients and families to develop strategies and manage their own health to include the teaching of basic nursing care

To maintain accurate and up to date nursing records, patient confidentiality and statistical records as required by the service.

To work with other professionals to where appropriate to maintain patients within their usual place of residence.

Responsible for prioritising own work load and that of staff within the team on the shift.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of current health economy pressures and local government initiatives and strategies
  • Detailed theoretical and clinical knowledge related to service and speciality.
  • Has knowledge of a broad range of medical conditions and treatments within sphere of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations.
  • Competencies within the scope of professional practice to meet service needs

Education and Qualifications


  • 1st Level Registration
  • Substantial Community Experience
  • Nursing Degree/Diploma level or equivalent experience
  • Teaching/Mentorship Experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Responsibility for a defined area that includes assessment, planning and implementation of care
  • Ability to demonstrate evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate evidence of change management.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate efficient IT skills
  • Ability to demonstrate good organisational skills and offer flexibility within the workplace.
  • Ability to demonstrate quality and an understanding of how it can be measured
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills.

Work related circumstances


  • Ability to travel between sites

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital



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