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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/07/2021.

Community Sister / Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 449-AS0808

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Community Services
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are seeking experienced nurses to provide complex care and treatment to both adults and older people living at home who have long-term or complex health needs.

You will work alongside a number of specialist community services including Palliative Care, Proactive Nursing Services, Bladder and Bowel, Respiratory, Diabetes as well maintaining established pivotal relationships with our primary care colleagues.

Role responsibilities

  • First contact: acute assessment, nursing diagnosis and care, treatment, and referral
  • Palliative care: symptom management including assessment of acute symptom onset, care for the patient and their family/carers
  • Continuing care: intermediate care, rehabilitation, chronic disease management
  • Public health: health protection and promotion programmes that improve and reduce inequalities
  • To actively safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults

Working hours

  • Core - 08:30 – 16:30
  • Mid Shift – 10:00 - 18:00 or 12:00 20:00 (average 4 per month)
  • Twilight – 14:00 - 22:00 (average 4 per month)
  • Weekend working is 1 in 4

We would love to hear from professionals looking for the next step in their career, whether you have experience in Community Nursing or not, as full training will be provided. If you would like to be a part of our nursing team who deliver exceptional high-quality healthcare, which keeps our patients at the heart of everything we do - get in touch today!

If you would like more information about this role please contact: Anthea Thorpe (Integrated Services Matron) at

As this is a community based role, you will need a Full UK Driving Licence and access to the use of a car.

This vacancy is for internal applicants of Solent NHS Trust only.

Please complete the 'internal application document' which can be found to the right hand side, under the link 'additional information'.

Please click 'apply for this job' then upload thedocumentto the mandatory CV field. (please do not upload your CV, upload the internal application form only).


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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