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Registered Nurse - Community Recruitment Event - Sidmouth

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

Role Summary

Passionate about patient-centred care? Want to make a difference in your community? Join us for opportunities to widen your skills, gain valuable experience working autonomously, with great career progression.  All while being supported in a multi-disciplinary, friendly team, on a full or part-time basis, using our electronic patient record.

Come and meet us in person on Saturday 10 June between 9:00am and 12:00pm at Sidmouth Hospital - we'd love to meet you. 

About the Role

About the role

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

Event and working locations

Please pop along tour recruitment event at Sidmouth Hospital on Saturday 10 June between 9am – 12.00pm to find out more. If you are ready to apply and would like the opportunity for an interview we will also be holding these at the event for roles across our community clusters which include:

  • Crediton, Moretonhampstead, Okehampton
  • Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh
  • Exeter
  • Honiton and Ottery St Mary
  • Sidmouth, Axminster and Seaton
  • Tiverton and Cullompton
  • Barnstaple
  • Ilfracombe and Braunton
  • South Molton and Chulmleigh
  • Bideford and Northam
  • Torrington

More detail about the role

Community Nursing provides fantastic career opportunities in our community inpatient hospitals as a Registered Nurse and as part of community nursing teams, as Urgent Community Response Nurses, Out of Hours Nurses and Community Nurses, to name a few.  

Above all, every day you will make a huge difference to the lives of the people we care for, delivering a high standard of care alongside your colleagues. However, through the NHS long Term Plan you will also experience the exciting challenge Community Nurses have working and caring for our patient with complex care needs. We do this together to maximise your potential whilst working with our teams who are caring, compassionate and inclusive, so whatever your background, you will be made to feel very welcome.

Bespoke training and support

You will have plenty of transferrable clinical skills and will be supported with high quality training packages, with ongoing personal and professional development, supported by regular supervision and annual appraisals. You’ll be given an individualised induction based on your previous experience and all new Royal Devon colleagues join our Buddy scheme to help you settle into your new role. If you’re newly registered, you’ll also have the additional support of our Preceptorship Programme.

Career progression

We’ll support you to achieve your career progression aspirations at a pace you’re comfortable with. There are great opportunities to expand your clinical experience, and people management skills, plus a fantastic range of career pathways from a band 5 to a band 8.

Nursing in community hospitals

Our community hospitals are nursing and therapy led and available seven days a week, 24 hours a day providing rehabilitation and nursing care. Our ethos is to make every contact count in relation to achieving patient and carer-centred outcomes/goals, with the aim to optimise health, wellbeing and independence.

Community hospital Registered Nurse
Due to the nature of the community wards your key responsibility is the holistic care of the patients and their clinical needs. Working with the strength-based approach, tasks like medication rounds focus on promotion of self-medication with our patients who have been assessed as being safe to do so in preparation to go home. You will enable, monitor and review this process reporting progress to the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). We hold a daily MDT meeting where we report changes in clinical condition, report night time needs, mobility status, what is needed for home and outstanding tasks to progress discharge. Nurses contribution is invaluable to this and being aware of patients’ goals and actions are imperative to enabling and lead the discharge without delay.

The community hospitals junior medical staff are provided by the Royal Devon between 0900 – 1700 Monday to Friday and further supported by local GPs and Healthcare for Older People Consultants. Outside of these hours medical care is provided by 111 and you will be working autonomously to monitor, review and escalate deteriorating patients appropriately. 

In the Community Nursing

Working within clinics, health centres, care homes and patients’ homes, you will be supporting the delivery of a wide range of clinical interventions including end of life care, wound care management and long-term condition management as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team.

For in the community roles, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to appropriate transport, as the post involves predominantly working independently, maximising place-based care.

Community Nurse

You will have your own caseload and work in close liaison with nursing colleagues, members of the multidisciplinary team, social care and voluntary sector, playing a vital role in avoiding patients being admitted to hospital and in supporting patients to be discharged back home. In delivering this, you will undertake defined clinical or therapeutic interventions as assessed and documented in the treatment plan in line with patient-centred goals.

In this role you’ll gain experience working as an autonomous practitioner, holistically assessing physical and psycho–social needs, planning, managing, implementing and evaluating individual programmes of patient care. You’ll also promote self-care and independence and act as the patient’s advocate as necessary.

This service is provided 8am to 5pm, seven days a week.

Urgent Community Response Nurse
You will be part of the nursing, paramedic and therapies team caring for patients who have been identified as needing urgent care within a 2-hour response time, aiming to prevent admissions to hospital. Referrals are received from GP practices, 111, the ambulance service and care homes.

In this role no two days will be the same and you’ll be able to use your nursing skills and experience across a wide variety of conditions and patient groups. This might include responding to a patient who has had a fall, treating a new wound or illness and support with long-term health conditions. You’ll be able to utilise your triage, assessment and diagnostic skills to provide care to patients and support their carer’s in managing the patient’s condition.

This service is provided 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

Out of Hours Nurse
You will care for patients in their homes to prevent hospital admission, and referrals are received from Out of Hours Doctors service, hospice and the Community Nursing team.

In this role you’ll be able to hone your skills across a wide range of conditions management, end of life care and new illness and injury treatment. Working on your own and with Healthcare Support Workers, and the wider Community Nursing team, you will gain experience teaching and working autonomously.

This service is provided 4pm to 8am, seven days a week.

About you

Experience of working in the community environment isn’t required, we will support you with that transition and you will already possess a vast amount of transferable skills essential for this role.

Whether you are newly registered going into your first role, or have years of experience in an acute hospital setting, returning to practice, or work in the community for a private provider or another NHS trust – you’ll receive a warm welcome to the community nursing team and you’ll be supported to fulfil your career ambitions.

You will need to have excellent communication and assessment skills and will be responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of personalised patient centred care in partnership with our patients and those important to them.

Working patterns – full & part-time

A healthy work-life balance is essential and Devon is a great place to enjoy it. Registered Nurse roles within the Community team have a wide variety of hours and shift patterns to suit you in full or part-time positions. Depending on the role there may be a requirement for weekend working on a rota system.

The Royal Devon has a flexible working policy that we are happy to discuss to establish suitable options for you and the department.

Basic salary

Your basic salary range will depend on the role that you are appointed to. For Band 5, the salary ranges £28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata. Depending on your shift pattern and working hours, you will receive additional enhancements to your pay.

Interview Date: Saturday 10 June 2023 between 9:00am and 12:00pm at Sidmouth Hospital

For further information please contact Samantha Charlton, Clinical Matron on 07855 381803 or email 

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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