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Registered Nurse (Community)

Role Summary

Are you a Band 5 Registered Nurse, interested in working in the Community setting? We have the position for you!

Are you passionate about working with a team that faces new challenges together and promotes a supportive and inclusive ethos in the work place? Are you looking for a role with family friendly working hours that embrace a work/life balance? If you answered YES, then Tiverton Community Nursing Team is for you!

Come and join the Community Nursing Team in Tiverton, and surrounding areas, where our staff count, you can make a difference to our patients and those important to them. No two days are the same, where you can develop and apply a wide variety of clinical skills and knowledge as a clinician. We have a supportive and friendly ethos within the team, with a promotion of education and learning for all.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

As a leadership and management team, we continually strive for a service that delivers nursing excellence in our community. We encourage open, constructive feedback, building a better workplace together, and developing our team. We believe in a work place that is fair and open. We have a wide range of skill mix within the team, which benefits our patients and colleagues immensely.

You will be part of a dedicated team, delivering a wide range of clinical interventions. 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.

Clinical skills for the role include; Catheterisation, Continence promotion, Warfarin monitoring, Diabetes management, Venepuncture, IV, Wound Care, Lower Limb Care inclusive of compression bandaging, Hickman/ PICC Line and Drain management, in addition to all aspects of Palliative and End of life care. ** All training for these skills is available through the position if required. We would accept application from newly qualified to experienced clinicians. **

The Community Nursing Team is skill mixed with registrants and non-registrants. As well as working within the Community Nursing team, you will have opportunity to be part of the Integrated Health and Social Care team to provide multidisciplinary working, that will also enhance care delivery to the patients. The post holder will be part of an integrated Health and Social Care team consisting of Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social workers, Urgent Community Teams and Support workers, who are responsible for delivering care to patients in their home setting, promoting independence, managing long term conditions, preventing Hospital admission, supporting timely discharge and delivering end of life care.

We have a supportive and dynamic management team who truly value staff wellbeing and development. For those newly qualified we provide a great preceptorship programme to support your transition to a Registered Nurse and for those wishing to further their career within the community setting the trust offers the opportunity to undertake the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing and/or the NHS Leadership Academy Apprenticeship. You will be provided with regular supervision and support with ongoing professional development as identified in your annual appraisal.

Candidates will need to own their own car, with business insurance as the role involves driving to visit patients in their own homes. We also have brand new Pool Cars for the team to use.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, 08:30 - 16:30, 5 days per week, including some bank holidays and weekends. 

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Victoria Bennett; Community Nurse Team Manager on victoria.bennett2@nhs.net or 01884 235514

This is a fixed term contract until December 2024. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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.

Benefits

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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