Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

Are you a registered Nurse who has a passion for treating patients in the community? Are you looking for a new opportunity to join community nursing or about to qualify?

Main duties of the job

As part of the Downham and Swaffham Community Nursing Team you will provide nursing interventions for patients in their own homes, leg ulcer clinic and other community settings. You will be able to work autonomously and in an integrated way with our partners in Health & Social Care. The ability to work as part of a team and to have an adaptable approach to work is essential.

Working within the team will include a variety of patients, conditions and tasks including:

  • Palliative Care - including syringe drivers
  • Wound Care - including Leg Ulcer pathways
  • Long Term Conditions - i.e. Diabetes management and insulin administration
  • Venepuncture
  • Catheter and Bowel care

We offer comprehensive training, supervision and you will be supported by a a friendly and professional team, including an experienced Clinical Lead and Clinical Operations Manager.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

The Trust provides a comprehensive preceptorship program for newly qualified staff.

The service operates between the hours of 08:00 20:00 and you would be required to work shifts between these times. If you want to work in a fulfilling team environment, then this is the job for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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.

Person Specification



  • oDiploma or 1st level degree
  • oRN Qualification
  • oCurrent NMC registration
  • oENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent


  • oLeg Ulcer Management

Experience / Skills


  • oExperience of working within a clinical setting

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Good time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Have basic IT and standard keyboard skills.
  • Able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids


  • Knowledge of Palliative care
  • Knowledge of Long term conditions
  • Knowledge of Diabetes management
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology



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


  • Personalised application



  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

Personal and People Development


  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

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


Swaffham Community Hospital

Sporle Road


PE37 7HL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Jessica Eele


Date posted

27 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £27,780 a year pro rata per annum



Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Swaffham Community Hospital

Sporle Road


PE37 7HL

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