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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/12/2021.

Band 5 Community Nurse – St George

Job Reference: 083-SIR2181

Sirona care and health CIC
FOSS Community Nursing INT
St George

We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high quality specialist health care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. For us, it’s about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that we’d expect for ourselves and our families.

In return we offer NHS Agenda for Change benefits including generous holiday entitlement, paid enhancements for bank holiday/night working, and the NHS pension scheme, a planned induction program, extensive learning and development opportunities, health and wellbeing programmes, flexible working patterns, staff excellence awards, in-house physiotherapy support and more!

We recognise that flexible working can enable everyone to work successfully, happily and productively to the benefit of both the organisation and the person. Having a good work/life balance makes an important contribution to your health and wellbeing. At Sirona care & health we offer a range of flexible working options. Not all will be suitable in every job, and we aim to make the available options clear when you apply for a job.

Please note: It is now a legal requirement for all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated by 1 April 2022, unless they are medically exempt. This legislation applies to all health and care services across the country and therefore to all of us in Sirona, regardless of our role. We are a people-facing organisation and at any time any one of us may come into contact with individuals in our care. This means that all staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination by their start date with us and have their second within 10 weeks. Therefore, should you apply for a role with us, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a legitimate exemption from these requirements as a condition of an offer of employment with Sirona care & health.

Come and work with us in the East of Bristol!

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated band 5 Registered Nurses who are committed to delivering excellent patient care to join our FOSS Integrated Network Team (INT), based in St. George (BS5).

We provide a nursing and therapy service to the local areas of St. George, Hanham, Fishponds,Mangotsfield and Staple Hill in the East locality of Bristol. We provide 7 days per week service between the hours of 8am and 8pm for planned nursing interventions and urgent responses.

.Our service operates 7 days a week, between the hours of 8am and 8pm for planned nursing interventions and urgent responses. Weekend working and late shifts (until 8pm) is sometimes required, however the majority of your working hours would be between 8am and 4.30 pm.

You will be visiting patients in their own home or residential setting, providing skilled nursing care, supported by senior nurses in the team. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing community care to patients in their own homes and some clinics and care home settings.
  • You will undertake nursing roles such as administration of some medication, pressure ulcer prevention and management, wound care, compression bandaging and catheterisation. Liaison with the multidisciplinary team is a key part of your role.
  • The team works collaboratively with each other, across BNSSG, primary care, social care, the third sector and most importantly with patients and carers to provide the best possible care and treatment to ensure people can remain as independent as possible.

You will have the opportunity to work autonomously and collaboratively within the Integrated Network Team which comprises of Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Community Nurse Team Leaders, Senior Therapists, Community Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Nurse Associates, Healthcare Assistants and Rehab Support Workers.

You will need excellent communication and clinical skills and have experience of working within a team; previous community experience is desirable but not essential. You will also need excellent time management skills and be able to prioritise your working day effectively. You will need to have access to a car with a full driving licence.

Team working is really important to us and we prioritise time to develop as a team so that everyone can reach their potential. We want you to feel well supported and listened to so we will take time to ensure you have a robust orientation to nursing in the community. We will provide you with regular supervision and access to ongoing clinical development.

What do we offer?

  • NHS AfC21/22- (Salary& Terms and Conditions) and NHS Pension scheme
  • Flexible Working -Our services are 8-8, 7 days per week, meaning we can provide you with work/life balance to fit around your needs
  • 27-33 days annual leave
  • Dedicated in-house Learning and Development TeamWe offer an extensive corporate and local induction programme to all new starters and our team is available to support you throughout your career
  • Continuous Professional Development A wide variety of clinical and non-clinical training is available to all members of staff throughout their careers. Colleagues are supported to undertake both internal and external courses and qualifications. We partner with other organisations such as local NHS Trusts, University of the West of England (UWE) and the NHS Leadership Academy to help widen your opportunities even further
  • Health and Wellbeing - You can access free telephone or face to face counselling 24 hours a day, all year round from our Employee Assistance Programme provider, Validium. An in-house Physiotherapy Team, a free service for all Sirona staff. Occupational Health checks, referrals made to help you feel supported within the workplace. Training sessions available to provide practical support for your mental health and wellbeing in and out of work
  • Staff Recognition - Staff recognition is at the heart of Sirona care & health, we hold our annual Sirona Awards for Excellence ceremony to recognise staff for their outstanding achievements.
  • Discounts and Benefits - Great Western Credit Union Scheme, Health Service Discounts, Tech Scheme, Blue Light Card, Refer a Friend Scheme, Eye Testing (for all DSE Users), Tax-free Cycle to Work scheme, Corporate Travel Club (save on the cost of travelling via First Bus)

We really welcome potential applicants coming to meet us informally before interview or clarifying any queries over the phone. For further information about this role, please contact; Martin Lambourne – INT Manager on 07769 301825 or email

This vacancy qualifies for the Sirona Employee Referral Scheme Tier 1

For general recruitment enquiries please email or call 03001245444.

Sirona care and health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, and sharing information appropriately. Sirona is committed to safe recruitment practice and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance appropriate to the post.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Sirona care and health is a Disability Confident Employer.

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.

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