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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2022.

Urgent Care Nursing Team - Community Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 415-Z22-318

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Northern Devon Healthcare Trust)
Urgent Care Nursing Team
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata

Do you have an interest in supporting patients in their own home during a crisis, preventing hospital admission?

Do you have an interest in End of life care?

If the answer is yes, then we may have the job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 30 hour substantive contact for the post of urgent care nurse within the urgent care nursing team, based at St Georges road, Barnstaple but covering the whole of the Northern locality.

We are looking for a keen, enthusiastic nurse with a passion for providing support and high quality nursing care to people in their own homes in times of crisis, to avoid unnecessary admission to hospital and also to facilitate and early discharge home from hospital.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of community services and be required to deliver a very high standard of care and often under pressure/busy unpredictable workload.

You will join a dynamic team and work with community teams responding to urgent situations and enabling people to remain in their own homes.

Our Team work across Northern Devon between the hours of 16:00-08:00. We provide an evening service, hours 16:00 -23:00 or 16:00 – 01:00 and a night service, hours 22:00 – 08:00, which includes weekends and bank holidays.

For further information please contact Emily Gratton on 07901 675124 or email:

Closing Date: 31st May 2022

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**


Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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.

UK Registration

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

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