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Registered Nurse

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

Role Summary

To always work within the standards set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
To demonstrate clinical competence developed through continual professional development, reflective practice and maintain a skills portfolio relevant to the service specification
To undertake training to develop a range of knowledge and skills in order to deliver high quality Nursing practice
To recognise and appropriately address risk factors to clients and carers within their healthcare setting
To prevent adverse effects on health and wellbeing
To promote good health for all patients within the local community

Communicating and building therapeutic relationships with clients and professional partners to ensure patient care is focal and managed effectively
Communicate sensitive information concerning patients' medical condition, requires tact, persuasion and reassurance skills
Act at all times in a manner which illustrates respect for privacy dignity and confidentiality
This role requires excellent communication skills, verbal, written and use of IT
Judgements on range of facts that require analysis and comparison of range of options, assessment of patient condition.

About the Role

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'll help you get there.

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're 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'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll 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'd love to hear from you.

About Us

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

More detail about the role

Would you like to work in Community Nursing in Exeter Southwest Cluster?

There are various vacancies either in teams or a clinic setting available. All hours are variable, shifts are 8:30am-4:30pm.

If you work with us there are plenty of opportunities for training and acquiring qualifications. This can either be modular based academic work, clinically focussed and related to the role, leadership qualifications or the Specialist Nurse Practitioner qualification at master's level over two years.

If you have Community experience that is beneficial but not essential. We provide a full induction both Trust and locally led.

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.
To work under the direction of the Specialist Nurse (Community) and the Nurse Team Manager (Community) using skills and knowledge as a Registered Nurse.
To be expected to hold a designated caseload and deputise in the absence of the Specialist Nurse.

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 maybe open to change.

Working Pattern: 8:30am - 4:30pm various patterns across a seven-day working week 

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Helen Southard, Community Nurse Manager. 07385399199

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.


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.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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