Community Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse - Reading

Berkshire Healthcare N
7-9 Cremyll Road, Reading, Reading
Competitive salary
07 May 2021
10 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Community nursing sister or Community charge nurse - Reading

If you're reading this ad, you're very likely to already be on your community nursing career journey; if that is the case there is no better stop to make on that journey than to join the community nursing family at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

As the largest provider of community services within the Berkshire county Berkshire we have grown a workforce that delivers excellence when responding to that demand. This was evident within our most recent CQC report, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were awarded "Excellent", the first community and mental health trust in the south to be awarded this rating, we aim to continue these standards and exceed through the development of our workforce.

As a Community nursing sister/change nurse, you will be integral in maintaining those standards as you manage a team of community nurses whilst being accountable for the care of the team. We understand that supporting, developing and nurturing our staff leads to outstanding patient care. We have a variety of opportunities to help you develop both your skills and your career, introduce and implement innovations within your service and make a true difference to the lives of our service users.

About the role:
  • working in Central Reading and across outlying areas
  • You will line manage a team of band 5 community staff nurses and healthcare practitioners with support from a district nurse.
  • You will support and nurture your team to be autonomous, skilled practitioners
  • You will visit patients on a daily basis in their own homes
  • You will assess for and provide high quality nursing care to a range of patients with varying healthcare needs
  • Some of the healthcare you will be expected to provide include; end of life care, wound management, and much more.
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time opportunities available

Are you familiar with Reading?

If you are not familiar with the cosmopolitan town of Reading, it has fantastic shopping in the Oracle shopping centre it is a significant business centre, a university town and it has a championship football team. and a farmers' market twice a month. It has excellent motoring links being close to the M4, A4 and A329.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • AfC Salary ranging from £31,365 to £37,890 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice
  • And so much more

The 4 "must haves" for you to be considered for this role
  • A desire to develop leadership and management skills
  • A passion for community nursing, that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for our patients within their own home
  • Adult nursing qualification along with NMC registration
  • A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes

  • Should you match up to the 4 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application to work at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust!

    For further details / informal visits contact:

    For further details about this role or questions in general about working for Berkshire Healthcare please contact Laura Rayfield, Community Nursing Team Leader , or call Laura on: 07767677076.

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    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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    The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust's sites.

    The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


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    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.

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