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Registered Nurse

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

Role Summary

We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our dynamic and proactive team. Applicants will require good assessment, clinical and communication skills in order to deliver evidence based nursing care to patients within their home environment, recognising when a patient is deteriorating and intervene and escalate concerns appropriately to optimise quality of life and reduce the risk of unnecessary hospital attendance. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to provide a high standard of care and have good communication skills. Applicants must be well organised with a professional and approachable manner. They must be prepared to work as part of a team and autonomously.

We provide a robust induction period and would help and support you to gain all the necessary skills for this role.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role

You would work alongside our experienced Community Nurse Teams helping to provide care needs to a high-quality standard of care for patients in their own homes in and around Barnstaple. We can be flexible with shift patterns as long as the service needs are met between hours of 08:00-17:00 with some attractive weekend enhanced pay.

We offer a structured induction programme and flexible working patterns. There are excellent learning and development opportunities, both in-house and through our links with local universities, plus the option of a preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses to boost your skill development.

Working Pattern: There are various hours to suit. General working pattern would be Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or 9am-5pm with approximately 1 weekend on in 4, the hours are negotiable to meet the needs of the service and to improve working lives.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact Julie Williams (Team manager) on 07527395821

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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