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
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'll help you get there.
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're 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'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.
Salary is not the only financial benefit
You'll 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'd love to hear from you.
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More detail about the role
As a registered nurse working in the Community you will provide person centred care based on the holistic nursing assessment in order to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. You will promote and support self-management and work with people to manage their long-term conditions, prevent hospital admission, and support early discharge from the in-patient setting. The role also focuses on using and developing your clinical skills and supporting individuals at the end of life. You will work in a Community Nursing Team which is part of the wider Adult Health and Social Care Team, as well as working with a wide variety of providers, to meet the nursing needs of individuals in their home setting or alternative residential settings.
Experience in community nursing is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided and fully supported.
Working Pattern: 09:00 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
Interview Date: 14th December 2022
For further information please contact Anita Higgins on 07769246003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.