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Bank Registered Nurse - Community Nursing

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

We have career opportunities available in both our inpatient hospital and community nursing teams. 

As an integral member of the registered nursing team, you will support in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the individual care requirements of patients using the designated nursing model.

To assess, provide and review nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers within the home environment or alternative care setting.

Aim to wherever possible maintain patients in their own preferred place of care, enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life.

To work under the direction of the Nurse Specialist (Community) and the Community Nurse Team Manager, using their skills and knowledge as a Registered Nurse.

Maybe expected to hold a designated caseload and deputise in the absence of the Nurse Specialist (Community).

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

We have career opportunities available in both our inpatient hospital and community nursing teams. 

As an integral member of the registered nursing team, you will support in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the individual care requirements of patients using the designated nursing model.

Transferrable clinical skills will be supported with high quality training packages and there is opportunity for ongoing personal and professional development, supported by regular supervision and annual appraisals. You will be given an individualised induction depending on your previous experience.

Every day you will make a huge difference to the lives of the people we care for, delivering a high standard of care alongside your colleagues. Our teams are caring, compassionate and inclusive, so whatever your background, you will be made to feel very welcome. More information about the role, training and development and the experiences of our nursing colleagues can be found on our website ( Take a look and find out for yourself why we are regularly voted as one of the best NHS Trusts to work for.

In the hospital setting, one of your first responsibilities is medication round.  We promote self-medication with our patients who have been assessed as being safe to do so in preparation to go home. You will enable, monitor and review this process reporting progress to the MDT. Supporting patients with washing, dressing and toileting is an important part of the patient’s rehab, we enable patients to be as independent as possible and assess what support could be needed for discharge.  We hold a daily MDT at 10am where we report changes in clinical condition, report night time needs, mobility status, what is needed for home and outstanding tasks to progress discharge. Nurses contribution is invaluable to this and being aware of patients’ goals and actions are imperative to enabling discharge without delay.

Other day to day tasks you will undertake are complex discharge planning alongside the MDT and onward care clinician, family discussions, liaising with community teams i.e. Urgent Community Response (UCR) and Social Care Reablement (SCR), wound assessment and wound dressings, continence assessments, goal setting, reviewing and assessing patients’ goals, end of life care, educating and supporting students and health care assistants. 

The community hospitals are nursing and therapy led and available seven days a week, 24 hours a day providing rehabilitation and nursing care. Developing an ethos that makes every contact count in relation to achieving patient and carer-centred outcomes/goals, with the aim to optimise health, wellbeing and independence.

The community hospitals junior medical staff are provided by the RDUH 0900 – 1700 Monday to Friday and further supported by local GPs and Healthcare for Older People Consultants. Outside of these hours medical care is provided by 111 and you will be working autonomously to monitor, review and escalate deteriorating patients appropriately.  You will be responsible for the safety of the site, patients and staff, be expected to problem solve, co-ordinate the shift in absence of Band 6 or Band 7, admit and complete initial assessments of your patients. 

In the community setting, you will be supporting the delivery of a wide range of clinical interventions including end of life care, wound care management and long-term condition management as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team. You will work closely with allied agencies, such as social services, our therapy colleagues and GPs and associated teams. For this role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to appropriate transport, as the post involves predominantly working independently, maximising place-based 

Working Pattern: BANK

Interview Date: After submitting your application for this opportunity, you will then shortly be invited to choose which event you wish to attend:

  • Wednesday 18th January 2023, 4pm – 7pm, Sidmouth Hospital, Sidmouth, EX10 8EW
  • Wednesday 18th January 2023, 4pm – 7pm, Exmouth Hospital, Claremont Grove, Exmouth, EX8 2JN
  • Thursday 19th January 2023, 4pm – 7pm, Tiverton Hospital, Kennedy Way, Tiverton, EX16 6NT
  • Thursday 19th January 2023, 4pm – 7pm, Okehampton Hospital, Cavell Way, Okehampton, EX20 1PN

For further information please contact Emma Bagwell, Assistant Director of Nursing.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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