Senior Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is an organisation assessed as being 'Outstanding' by Care Quality Commission in 2018.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Community Nurse to join West Norwich Community Nursing team.

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.

Norwich locality is working alongside its commissioners and local service providers as part of the Primary Care Network to develop community based services that support patients to remain at home and receive the services they require in an effective and co-ordinated way.

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.

Main duties of the job

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills and nursing experience to be applied in managing our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, leg ulcers, pressure ulcer prevention and management, catheter support, 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. As a senior community nurse you will support the Clinical Operations Manager in aspects such as roster creation, datix management, staff supervision, PDR's, and to develop a good working knowledge of the nursing caseload.

Norwich Place works as cohesive team of planned and unplanned nurses and clinics, as a senior community nurse you may be asked to support across teams and clinics according to the needs of the community nursing service.

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.

About us

NCH&C is committed to the development of future health clinicians and there will be an expectation that the Senior Community Nurse will be highly motivated team player that provides high standards of care to our patients. You will also live, breathe and promote the NCH&C's Behaviour Framework.

All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they learn as a result of the employment with the Trust, including matters relating to other members of the staff and members of the public/patients.

Norfolk Community Health and Care embraces the principles of Improving Working Lives and all staff will be required to adhere to the standards laid down, in this initiative.

The post holder will be expected to participate in an annual appraisal of their work in line with the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) where the job description will be reviewed and objectives set. In line with the annual personal development plan the post holder will be expected to undertake any training or development required to fulfil their role.

Ensure that all patients, clients and colleagues are treated at all times in an equitable manner, respecting diversity and showing an understanding of diversity in the workplace.

The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policies, Procedures and Schemes and must ensure that equality is promoted at all times.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes and in the travelling community by providing proactive, holistic case management.

  • To assess and prescribe care packages for patients with long term conditions, the frail & 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 service users.
  • Contribute to the staff rota on a monthly basis.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • Contribute to the supervision of workload within the integrated team.
  • Be aware of budget and ensure all effort is made to work within this.
  • Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
  • Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  • Provide advice/training to less experienced staff and supervise and support band 3 and 4 and 5 staff; and students where appropriate.
  • Mentor existing staff and provide training in specialist area as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the induction process for new staff/students.
  • Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • Comment on draft policies.
  • Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy.
  • Contribute to clinical audit as required.

This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder. The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as may be required for the effective performance of the post.

Person Specification



  • Registered general nurse
  • Clinical Assessor & Supervisor training
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Evidence of working at relevant level within the community setting


  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs.



  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Personal Attributes / Behaviours


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all service users.



  • Must hold full and valid and driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Be able to: Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments, manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg, manoeuvre patients using handling aids

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


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Emma Pinto-Howes


Date posted

08 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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