Community Link Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

Band 6 Community Link Nurse in NN4 (37.5hours).

We are looking for an experienced registered nurse to join our dedicated and highly professional team of nurses working across the Brundall and Wroxham areas.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex patients with a wide variety of health needs of acute or chronic presentation, visiting them within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics. We are looking for a nurse who is committed to delivering high standards of care. You will supervise Band 5 Community Nurses and other members of the nursing team, and work closely with the therapy staff to assist the patient to achieve maximal function and independence. In addition, you will support the Clinical Lead Nurse with managerial responsibilities.

You will need effective communication skills and must be prepared to work flexibly and collaboratively to meet the needs of the service. It is essential to have evidence of professional competencies and have the ability to apply your knowledge and skills to clinical practice. A sound understanding and knowledge of the current drive to transform community services is an essential requirement.

About us

Norfolk Community Health and Care is going through organisational development and you will be expected to contribute to service and quality development of the domiciliary service, such as new ways of working and clinical audits. You will receive support and development through in-service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

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.

If this post excites you, and you are looking to improve your quality of life working in rural Norfolk as part of this role we look forward to your application. If you wish to discuss any aspects please contact Laura Palmer, Clinical Operations Manager on 07827 282682

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To assess and prescribe care packages for patients with long term conditions, the frail and elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, 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 services users
  • To be direct link to specified medical practice responsible for management of nursing caseload for this practice
  • To liaise with other link nurses and co-ordinate off duty for Band 6 nurses to ensure service coverage across the locality

Person Specification



  • The post holder will be required to work Seven day a week and cover between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00 hrs.
  • oThe post holder will need to be passed fit to perform full duties of the post through occupational health with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary.
  • oMust hold full and valid and driving licence and have access to a vehicle (if applicable)
  • -Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Personal Qualities


  • oProfessional appearance
  • oBe able to kneel, bend and stoop and work in cramped environments
  • oAble to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • oAble to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • oBe reliable

Skills, Abilities, Knowledge


  • oEvidence of working at Band 5 level within the community setting
  • oKnowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses
  • oGood communicator
  • oHighly motivated
  • oAble to provide high standards of care
  • oTact and diplomacy
  • oEmpathy and sensitivity
  • oAbility to manage stressful situations
  • oConcentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data/patient records
  • oGood interpersonal skills
  • oA team player
  • oBe able to work to accommodate patient/service needs


  • oCannulation / IV Therapy administration



  • oFirst level degree or on pathway, or equivalent
  • oRGN
  • oAssessor/mentorship preparation; ENB 998 or equivalent
  • oCurrent NMC registration
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development


  • oIndependent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • oConsultation skills
  • oClinical assessment skills
  • oLong term conditions module

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


Brundall Medical Centre

The Dales


NR13 5RP

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Laura Palmer


Date posted

15 June 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£31,365 to £37,890 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Brundall Medical Centre

The Dales


NR13 5RP

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