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Nursing Associate

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

Role Summary

The Nursing Associate will provide evidence based holistic care to patients that are registered within the Barnstaple PCN.

Skills would include sub cut and IM injections, catheters, rocket drains, wound care including NPWT and larvae therapy, EOL care and many more, we would not expect you to have these skills already if coming from a different background and will support you to achieve these skills and be fully competent.

You will have a full induction period and the support of a large, friendly team.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

We are looking for a Band 4 Nursing Associate who would be based in the Barnstaple Community Nursing Team. The role will allow you to support the management of a delegated caseload within the Community Nursing Team providing high quality and complex care management to patients in their own homes, with the guidance and support of an experienced Community Nurse Team Leader. The post holder will ensure high standards of care are delivered to patients and their families/carers within the home environment. This includes liaising with staff, patient/carers and other agencies/organisations as required to ensure appropriate delegation of duties and risk management, whilst ensuring effective communication between those involved in the care package. Barnstaple Community Nursing Team have a wide-ranging nursing skill mix and pride themselves on supporting professional development and improving high standards of community practice in line with current health policy.

The post holder will need the ability to travel between patient homes in a timely manner.

Please note it is essential that you have the correct qualifications for this role as per the job description:

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc in Healthcare Practice (Nursing Associate)

or be working toward this qualification.

Working Pattern: This is a permanent full time position working 37.5 hours per week including some bank holidays and weekends.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Julie Williams, Community Nurse Team Manager, on 07527395821 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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