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Community Sister / Charge Nurse(s)

Job Reference: 449-AS0806

Solent NHS Trust
Community Nursing
£32,306 - £39,027 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

Our Urgent Response Team is expanding, we can offer full or part time hours and great training opportunities!

This is an exciting opportunity for motivated nurses to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team operating as an admission avoidance and facilitated discharge service in Southampton.

The Urgent Response Service is a multidisciplinary service working in partnership with other social and healthcare providers. The service has expanded to provide a Home IV Service to support early discharge from University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) for patients requiring IV Antibiotics and do not need to remain in hospital and support. The role also includes rotation into the Community Emergency Department Team.

As a team member you will work with your multidisciplinary colleagues providing complex assessment, clinical monitoring, treatment and therapy to provide recovery, (ensuring the care we deliver is evidence based holistic care), to enable patients who are acutely unwell to remain at home.

The role will allow individuals to gain experience to refine their managerial and clinical skills within the team. Support and supervision will be structured and provided by the Band 7 staff and Clinical Lead and will include peer review and training. Your role will be key to the performance of the team as it comes at a time of development and your drive and enthusiasm will help support this delivery.

Applicants will need to demonstrate advanced person-centered assessment skills to support clients with multiple pathology and complex health and social care needs.

As the successful candidate will be managing and developing staff members you will need effective interpersonal skills and show leadership skills to support flexible and positive approach to problem solving. The staff member will be required to work shifts over a seven day period between 08:00 and 22:00.

Applications are welcome for full time and part time positions. You will also need to have a driving license with access to a vehicle for work use (mileage allowance paid).


For further information, an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to our team please contact Karen Smith, Ruth Flanders or Sarah Garratt on 02380 833768.

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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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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