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Staff Nurse Community Band 5

NHS Professionals - Fl
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Jul 2021
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Staff Nurse Community Band 5

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: Team Based in Wokingham Salary: £16.44 Per Hour

Job Title and Grade:Registered Nurse Band 5

Trust/ Location: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Covering: Workingham Area

Role Long Term Placement: Starting ASAP on an ongoing basis.

Hours:Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30

Pay Rates:Days: £16.44 Per Hour


To be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients and partners.

Our values are:

Caring for and about you is our top priority.

Committed to providing good quality, safe services.

 working Together with you to develop innovative solutions.


The role of the Community Staff Nurse is to provide skilled nursing care under the supervision of the District Nurse/Community Charge Nurse/Sister.

The post holder is responsible for contributing to the development, implementation, and valuation of evidence-based programmes of care, working in collaboration with the Team leader and Community Matron as part of the Primary Health Care team.

They will undertake nursing duties which involve the delivery of nursing services and holistic assessments of patient's health needs using a person-centred approach.

They will be proactive in the reduction of unnecessary hospital admissions for their patients by co-ordinating their care and participating in inter-professional working.

The post holder will be a participative member of the community nursing team.


 To give skilled nursing care, based on principles of best practice and clinical evidence.

Undertake comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychological, and social care needs of patients including the needs of carers. To provide individualised and person-centred care plans that provide monitoring and promotion of self-care to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

 Act as a Named Nurse with the support and supervision of the DN Team Lead. To take continued responsibility for the holistic health needs assessment including care planning, evaluation and appropriate implementation of health care and ensuring continuity of care following referral from acute care, rehabilitation units, GPs and other agencies.

 Act as the patient's advocate and to facilitate the patient's own choices with regard to nursing care, promoting independence and self-care, as appropriate.

 To identify and record new problems and other relevant information reporting back to the Band 6 as appropriate.

 Maintain accurate, comprehensive, and contemporaneous records in accordance with Trust and NMC guidelines.

 Liaise with, and where appropriate initiate referrals, to ensure adequate care and support to patients and carers.

 To provide information and support to patients, relatives and other carers that promotes and optimises positive health.

 Undertake health promotion and disease prevention activities such as flu immunisation, advice on stopping smoking, falls prevention, dietary advice, and foot health.

 To have knowledge of and be able to effectively use local services and resources to promote patient care. For example, specialist services.

 To ensure the safe handling of body fluids and contaminated sharps.

 Be alert to the needs of vulnerable adults including risk assessment and taking appropriate action when required.

 To develop and utilise specialist nursing skills such as leg ulcer assessment and management, syringe driver set up, intravenous drug administration, continence assessment, and palliative care.

 Support patients and their careers with managing their medicines and undertaking medicines management reviews as directed.

 To provide care to people with long term conditions undertaking reviews in accordance with the individual patient care plan and with support of more experienced colleagues as required.

 Undertake nutritional assessments and offer support to patients.


 Establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, carers and the multi-disciplinary team in order to facilitate patient choice and independence.

 To effectively communicate complex and sensitive patient information to colleagues within the district nursing service and to multi-disciplinary team members involved with patient care.

 To maintain positive and effective communication and working relationships with patients, their families, carers and all other professionals to enhance a dignified and high standard of care provision.

 At all times have an awareness of potential barriers to communication and an understanding of how to overcome these barriers to ensure effective communication occurs, maintaining equity of service provision.

 To be involved with service promotion, service presentations and facilitate patient focused meetings when necessary.


1. This job description is not exhaustive and can be altered in consultation with the post holder.

2. Any other duties which may be requested by the line manager in order to facilitate the smooth running of the hospital.

3. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The post - holder is at all times expected to carry out their duties in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.

4. The post - holder is required to take reasonable care of the health and safety of him/her acts or omissions at work, and to co-operate with the Berkshire Healthcare

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:
  • Competitive, weekly pay
  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension
  • Paid annual leave and statutory maternity pay
  • Training and development opportunities

Please note that you will be contacted via email throughout the recruitment process, so we urge you to ensure your email address submitted is accurate and checked regularly.

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Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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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