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Community Sister

Job Reference: 449-ASP439-3

Solent NHS Trust
Adults Services
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

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

Community Sister

We are looking for ambitious and innovative senior nurses to join our teams to help us to continue to provide excellent nursing care within the Portsmouth City Community.

You will provide nursing assessment, care and treatment to adults and older people living at home who have physical health needs which may be complex and long term. You will lead and coordinate a team of qualified practitioners and help to develop junior staff members. You will also work as part of the Senior Clinical team, supporting and supervising other staff members to enable provision of high quality, person-centered care. Using your autonomous advanced clinical skills you will case-manage and plan care interventions for people with multiple and complex long term conditions, with the multi-professional team, with the emphasis of preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

Your excellent clinical, interpersonal and team skills will enable you to work collaboratively across community, primary, secondary and social care settings. Leadership and management skills are essential for this role. Successful applicants will have good communication and interpersonal skills and will need to be flexible and adaptable. Community experience is desirable although not essential as we have an innovative competency based approach to training and development to support you to maximize your career potential.

In return for your skills we offer regular supervision, internal and external training opportunities and regular contact with other professional networks across the area. You will benefit from experienced and supportive colleagues and be able to develop your skills in a range of areas. The hours of work are 08:30 - 17:00 with weekend working 1 in 3. We are open to accepting both full and part time applicants and can discuss working hours upon interview.

This is an ideal opportunity for those who enjoy developing new ways of working and working under their own initiative. At Solent NHS Trust we recognise that our staff are our greatest asset, and we pride ourselves on creating a great place to work. We continually invest in staff development and always welcome feedback on how we could make Solent NHS Trust an even better place to work.

If you would like to discuss these posts further and to arrange a suitable time to come along for an informal visit, please contact Debbie Patten on 0777 064 1951.

Must be a car driver with a valid driving license or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service.


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)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Abilty 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

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 Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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