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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2021.

Community Nurse

Job Reference: 470-21-263-TS

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
District Nursing
North East Locality, Isle of Wight
Band 5

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We service a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Further details about our Trust, working and living on the Island is provided in the navigation panels 'additional documentation' and 'further links' sections.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust looks forward to receiving your application.

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Band 5 COMMUNITY NURSE – North East Locality

1 x 37.5 hour post – Permanent

We are looking for a Registered Nurse (Adult) to join our dynamic Integrated Community Nursing Service.

Community nursing is changing rapidly – we provide all aspects of nursing care at home for many patients who would have traditionally remained in hospital.

The three locality teams work closely with our colleagues from Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Community Rapid Response, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, GPs, Practice Nurses, Specialist Nurses, mainland hospitals and outside agencies, such as Age UK and the Local Authority.

Worried that you don’t have the necessary skills?

There is no doubt that you already possess a wealth of skills and knowledge that you can share with us!

We would expect you to have good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate that you are an evidence-based practitioner.

Clinical skills in all types of urinary catheterisation, syringe driver management, wound management and diabetes management are desirable, but not essential.

Support and training will be available to ensure safe a safe transition to working in the community setting.

A preceptorship programme is available

The Integrated Community Nursing Service operates Island-wide, seven days a week, between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm. Post holders will be required to work flexible shifts to meet the needs of the service.

If this appeals to you but you would like to know more before applying please contact Jackie Balloch District Nurse Team Leader for the North East Locality 07917 558631 for a chat or maybe arrange to visit us :-

We are looking forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!

Important information

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In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

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