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Registered Community Nurse

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

Role Summary

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).


  • Lone working
  • Remote working without direct supervision
  • Supervising, teaching and involvement with the development of peers and other relevant team members, carers and clients

The Nurse (Community) will be based in the community setting.

The post holder will fulfil all tasks and work as part of a team. To meet the needs of the service, the post holder may be required to work in other areas as appropriate and under the direction of line manager or appropriate manager.


About the Role

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

More detail about the role

Are you a Registered Nurse, looking for a career in the community?

In the Exmouth, Budliegh, Woodbury Cluster we have exciting opportunities for you to join one of our Community Nursing teams, We work in a coastal seaside area and look forward to you joining our community nursing teams covering 7 GP practices.

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: 37.5 hours covering Monday to Sunday inclusive of bank holidays and weekend ( 5 x 7.5 hour shift )

Interview Date: Wednesday 21st June 2023

For further information please contact: Amanda Kingsland Community Nurse Team Manager 01395 282109 or OR Gillian James Community Nurse Team Manager 01395 282108 or gillian.james2

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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