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Community Nurse

Job Reference: 449-AS0724

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Services Localities
£25,655 - £31,534 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

Are you a nurse looking for an opportunity to make a big difference to a patient’s life?

We are seeking 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 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.

In this role you will build long-term relationships with patients providing them care in the comfort of their own home. You will work as part of a motivated and caring team who deliver exceptional high-quality healthcare, which keeps our patients at the heart of everything we do.

In this varied role your responsibilities will include:

  • 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

We offer excellent work / life balance, the working hours are:

  • 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

Full and part time applications will be considered, minimum hours of 22.5 hours per week.

About you

We are looking for applications from either experienced nurses or newly qualifed nurses who are due to graduate within the next 6 months.You will be dedicated, highly motivated, and committed to providing high standards of care to people within their own homes and the local community. You will have excellent communication skills as you will be undertaking complex nursing assessments, you will also be required to build relationships within the specialist teams to help deliver a high-quality service. Experience in community nursing is desirable for this post but not essential as full training will be provided, and the post holder will be supported to develop in the role. You must have a full UK driving license and access to a car for work purposes, you will have the opportunity to apply for a lease car.

If you would like more information about this role please contact: Hannah Maltby, Recruitment Advisor, on or Anthea Thope, Integrated Services Matron, on

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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

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 please 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.

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UK Registration

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

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