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Nursing Associate

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

Role Summary

Would you like to come and work in a friendly environment within one of our Community Nursing Teams which offers daily providing nursing interventions to people in their own home? We have an opportunity for a qualified Nursing Associate to work in a Community Nursing Team who provide Healthcare to people in the St Thomas and wider surrounding areas. 


About the Role

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

More detail about the role

The work is very varied and includes supporting discharged people from Hospital and supporting people to stay at home working closely with the Multidisciplinary in the Community to prevent admission to Hospital. Our core work includes Palliative care, supporting people with complex conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis as well as administering medication and providing wound care to people who are unable to obtain Nursing support in any other community setting. We work very closely with our GP, Hospice, Therapy, Social Work , Voluntary and Urgent Care Services.

We work in teams that cover specific geographical areas but on a daily basis but there maybe a requirement for cross cover over these areas and staff are expected to be a flexible as possible. This offers a very varied daily work life but all staff are supported with daily Virtual Hub planning and Patient safety handover meetings which are integral to our day to ensure staff work safely and within their own skill set and expertise. Newly appointed staff will be provided with an induction and will work alongside other staff to ensure they are supported in to post robustly.

Staff are supported with supervision both in team meetings or a one to one basis. This is also integral to our work and considered a priority to support Staff at work both to develop professionally but also to support their health and wellbeing and provide a safe environment to discuss professional issues.

If you work with us there are plenty of opportunities for training which is clinically focussed and related to the role.

Key responsibilities are:

To assess, provide and review Nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers within the home environment or appropriate care setting in line with key knowledge and skills

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.

The Nursing Associate works independently to provide a high quality of Nursing under the leadership of Registered Nurses, working within the sphere of Nursing and Care and within all aspects of the Nursing process.

You must be a car driver and have use of a car. A mileage allowance is as per Agenda for Change. Currently, in all bases there is free parking however, this may be open to change.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, 8:30 - 16:30 and 17:00. Various patterns across a seven-day working week.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Helen Southard; Community Nurse Manager on 07385399199 or

This is a fixed term contract for 9 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

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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