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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/04/2022.

Specialist Community Nurse

Job Reference: 085-WHC-20771-4

Employer:
Wiltshire Health and Care
Department:
085 Community Team Melksham and BOA - WHC3019
Location:
Melksham
Salary:
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Wiltshire Health and Care provides community based health services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives. We are an NHS partnership organisation, focused entirely on delivering quality health and care to the people of Wiltshire - not on making a profit.

There has never been a better time to join us. Community services are expanding as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and the population of Wiltshire has never needed the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of our community-focused teams more than now. You’ll join a friendly and supportive team who live our values of Quality, Integrity, Partnership and Change, which were developed with our staff, patients and carers. We have an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services rated as ‘Outstanding’.

If you already live in or near Wiltshire, you’ll know that it is a great place to live and work: rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools. If you are looking to move to the area, we offer local employment and a chance to play a crucial role as part of your new community straight away. What are you waiting for


Community Nurse Specialist Band 6

based in Melksham and Bradford on Avon Community Team.

Full time Hours (37.5) per week

Due to Wiltshire Health and Care’s drive towards a resilient and skilled workforce, an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Melksham and Bradford on Avon’s friendly and dynamic Community Team for a Community Nurse Specialist or an experienced Band 5 Community Nurse to undertake the SPQ pathway.

The SPQ is an initiative that seeks to develop our own staff into the leaders of tomorrow. This programme will allow the individual to be funded to complete the required modules, released to attend locally held action learning sets and benefit from the peer support of others already on the programme.

As you progress in your development, you will become responsible for line managing junior members of staff and for managing one of the caseloads within the team.

You will also contribute to the setting up and managing of the new Rapid Response Service alongside your fellow Band 6 nurses within the team.

This position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity of developing both professionally and personally; optimising and enhancing skills and competence whilst working alongside a supportive multi-disciplinary team.

The successful applicant will also be encouraged to contribute to the development and implementation of new ways of working to continually evolve care delivery for our Wiltshire patients and maximise the services within the Community Team.

 




Think you have something to offer? What can we offer you?

We recognise that our people are our most valuable resource. We are proud of the excellent service we provide to our service users. With this in mind, we offer a range of benefits:

  • Access to the generous NHS benefits, Agenda for Change terms and conditions and access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • A 6-month probationary period, running alongside the induction process, to create a positive and supportive work environment, enabling new colleagues to learn the key elements of the role.
  • Training and Development opportunities, including WHC's bespoke 'Introduction to Community' programme, clinical support and CPD options
  • Flexibility. We know what it is like juggling life and work and are happy to discuss how flexible your working arrangements can be while ensuring we can still deliver services
  • Up to date information technology. We've been working hard over the last few years to transform our IT. We now have a cloud-based network, Office 365 and up to date hardware as standard.
  • Access to WHC's 'Wellbeing Hive', NHS benefits and salary sacrifice schemes and access to support services
  • Free parking for staff

At WHC, respect and inclusion are at our core. We treat people as individuals – celebrating their differences and always taking the time to listen, and learn, from their experiences. We are an equal opportunities employer and aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds..


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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