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Registered Nurse

Role Summary

Providing unscheduled out of hours Community Nursing across East Devon, supporting end of life patients; patients with catheter problems and patients needing urgent wound care management. 

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

Are you passionate about providing high quality nursing care to people in their own homes;  supporting them to remain in their preferred place of care; preventing unplanned admissions; looking for a new challenge; adaptable, able to think on your feet and outside the box? – then the Out of Hours Nursing Team is for you!

We have permanent vacancies but would welcome applications for 6 month secondment to enable you to broaden your experience.

You will be able to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to community nursing, and further develop your clinical skills in meeting the varied needs of patients out of hours. The post-holder will be supported by Band 6 nurses, the Team Manager and Clinical Matron. The team undertake visits in pairs, in line with the Lone Working policy.

The Out of Hours Nursing Team sits within the Health and Social Care Community Team for Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Cranbrook; the team consists of nurses and healthcare assistants. The caseload covers a broad range including end of life care, admission avoidance and support for timely hospital discharge and urgent unplanned nursing needs.

Applicants will be required to commit to all shift patterns and be comfortable with driving, sometimes long distances across the geography. The team have a small pool of vehicles for home visits.

We support and encourage additional learning to develop your clinical knowledge base. On appointment to the team you will be assigned a ‘buddy’ who will support you on your journey within the OOH Nursing Team.

Experience in community nursing is desirable for these posts but not essential as full training will be provided and the post holder will be supported to develop in the role. There will also be many opportunities to develop and progress your career.

Working Pattern: The team currently provides a service from 16:00 – 08.00hrs worked over 2 shift patterns 16:00 – 00:00hrs and 22:30 – 08:00hrs; supporting the community populations across Exeter, East and Mid Devon; the Team are based in Ottery St Mary.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact Hilary White (Community Nurse Team Manager) on 07738 293462 or email or 07855 133636 (after 4pm), 

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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