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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/05/2021.

Community Healthcare Nurse

Job Reference: 270-TC039-ACS

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nurse
Northampton, Northampton
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata

District nurses make a difference everyday to the lives of the people they visit at home. We are proud of our District Nurses who provide increasingly complex care for patients and support for family members to encourage patient’s to receive the care they need in their own home.

We are looking for experienced Registered Nurse’s with a passion for high quality nursing care and also experience in either acute medicine, Emergency Care or community nursing. The post holder will provide acute nursing assessment & interventions in patients’ own homes and will ensure that patients are referred onwards as appropriate to community services once their care episode is complete.

Rewards and Benefits

A welcome award of £3000 is offered for this post, payable within the first year of employment

Excellent learning and development to support you and develop your Nursing Career.

Flexible working opportunities

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is committed to training and developing its staff not only with clinical skills but also in leadership and managerial skills.

You’ll also have access to our generous pension scheme and health service discounts, as well as generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Working life

As a Community nurse, you'll

  • assess the healthcare needs of patients and families
  • monitor the quality of care they're receiving
  • be professionally accountable for the delivery of care
  • utilise technology to enable you to update records as you go (if this point is really needed can we change it to something like this?)

Your patients could be any age, but they'll often be elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.

The service aims to provide an excellent standard of care that supports patients to remain in their home environment. In Northamptonshire you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in order to support the service and focus on delivering quality outcomes and improving the patient experience. You'll play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and re-admissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.

Must have skills

You will need to be adaptable and resourceful. You'll need to be well organised, confident and able to cope in diverse situations to deliver patient care. Leadership and management skills are also important, as with all nursing roles, communication skills, problem solving and good judgement are crucial.

You will be part of caring team and be able to work flexibly with minimum supervision, with the ability to prioritise work based on the patient need.

Join us and become part of Team NHFT.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Yvette Mafham , Community Matron -


NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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