Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

To contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating packages of care.

The Community Nursing Service treats patients predominantly in their home settings, including residential homes and supported living complexes. We also provide some services in a clinic setting including our leg ulcer clinic and catheter clinic.

Shifts are 08.00-18.00 over a 7 day period, weekend working will be required. Full and part time hours available.

Main duties of the job

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills to be applied in managing our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, pressure ulcer prevention and management, catheter management, bowel care, palliative and end of life care. Many of our patients will have complex multi-pathologies and so we aim to provide holistic, patient centred assessments and deliver individualised care.

You will have a proven background in nursing and demonstrate an understanding of the role of community nursing and will support colleagues and other team members through supervision. There will be an expectation that you will support students and apprentices in the role of supervisor and eventually as an assessor.

Norfolk Community Health and Care is keen to deliver mobile working and any applicant must be able to engage with current and future transformation projects.

About us

If you would like to be part of an Outstanding organisation that delivers high quality personalised care, supports innovation, that is committed to delivering quality services in our local Communities, and promotes an open and fair culture, then please apply to work with us. You will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
  • To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital
  • To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.



The post holder will:

  1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans, using clinical reasoning skills, which may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  2. Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
  3. Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  4. Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
  5. Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their care management plan.
  6. Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
  7. Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.
  8. To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  9. Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
  10. Be accountable for work delegated to others within the team.
  11. Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
  12. Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
  13. Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
  14. Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
  15. Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.
  16. Demonstrate basic IT and standard keyboard skills.


The post holder will:

  1. Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
  2. Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  3. Will be able to make own travel arrangements to patients homes, clinics, base and meetings etc, as required.
  4. Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  5. Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
  6. Provide advice / training to less experienced staff and supervise / support band 3 and 4 staff and students where appropriate; contributing to the induction process for new staff/students.
  7. Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  8. Comment on draft policies.
  9. Maintain own continue professional development
  10. Ensure own workload is planned and prioritised
  11. Be accountable for work delegated to others
  12. Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
  13. Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence.


The post holder will:

  1. Undertake mandatory training as required.
  2. Participate in a Personal Development Review process.
  3. Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members.
  4. Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
  5. May be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff.
  6. Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
  7. Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy.
  8. Contribute to clinical audit as required.
  9. Complete the staff survey as required.
  10. Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required.

Person Specification



  • Work flexible to meet the needs of the patients/service
  • Able to provide high standards of care


  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in house training



  • Good communication skills
  • Good basic IT skills


  • Knowledge of Systm1



  • Must hold full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle



  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Experience of working within a comnunity setting



  • Registered Nurse qualification- Diploma or 1st level degree
  • Current NMC registration


  • Leg Ulcer management course
  • Mentorship qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Laura Semmence


Date posted

08 June 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£24,907 to £30,615 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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