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Nurse Specialist (Community)

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

Role Summary

We have a Band 6 Nurse Specialist (Community) role as part of a Community Nursing Team where all staff count, where you can make a difference to your patients and those important to them and no two days are the same

About the Role

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

More detail about the role

You will work to lead a team to provide high level nursing care to patients in their own homes and other care settings; our aim is to wherever possible maintain patients in their preferred place of care, enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life.

As a Band 6 Nurse you will work clinically to offer expert direction and day to day leadership and management to a team of community staff including Registered Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and have responsibility for the overall caseload of the team, including management of the caseload, reviewing caseloads and overseeing of any designated patients. Using effective leadership and management skills to deliver safe and effective care to your patients and supporting your team deliver nursing care to a high standard with staff supervisions, appraisals and training.

You will be part of a dedicated team, delivering a wide range of clinical interventions including end of life care, wound care management, continence care and long-term condition management, as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team. Candidates will need to have excellent communication and assessment skills and will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of personalised patient centred care in partnership with our patients and those important to them.

Transferable 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. Community nursing is ever changing and dynamic; this is a great opportunity to join this exciting discipline.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.00 including weekends

Interview Date: Friday 13th October 2023

For further information please contact: Charlotte Swain, Community Nurse Team Manager on 07752 700387 or

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.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

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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