Community Nurse

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Worcester, UK
14 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are 'at risk' and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our forward thinking diverse Countywide Out of Hours nursing service. Although this is a post within the County wide Team it will primarily be based within the South of Worcestershire based at Worcester, but there may be occasions when the post holder will be asked to cover teams in the North of the County.

The Team provides specialist nursing care to patients in their own homes, to aid prevention of acute admission, and to support early discharge. It is an exciting time in the community setting, with the role out of Neighbourhood teams, that incorporate Enhanced care and District Nursing, and the Out of Hours Team in South Worcestershire are a paramount part of those Neighbourhood teams across the County.

You should be highly motivated and be able to deliver high quality evidence based nursing care within the community setting to support those who wish to stay at home and avoid hospital admission. You will have good communication skills, be able to work autonomously but also work in an integrated way. Close working with our Neighbourhood teams, Care home practitioners and social service colleagues is essential to ensure seamless care to our patient group.

You should be a good team player yet autonomous in your care delivery as this post requires an ability to be flexible and 'think on your feet'. Applicants should be fully qualified and hold current registration with the NMC.

We can consider the option for developmental posts for those wishing to progress to the next step in their career; a stepped support approach for those wishing to return to practice following a career break or a senior role for those with experience wishing to broaden their clinical remit.

You can expect personal and professional development including a comprehensive in-service training programme, support from senior nurses and a structure offering career mobility and mentoring. In addition, there is an exciting opportunity to contribute and plan for the future development of community services across the sustainability and transformation programme.

This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse who wants to be at the forefront of integration and care closer to home. You would need to meet the travel requirements of the post including transporting equipment in your car.

Due to the nature of the post the applicant must be able to travel independently and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. Whilst the base is identified, staff can be asked to work anywhere within the Business Unit or Service if necessary.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Emma Cook, Clinical Lead South Worcestershire Out of Hours Nursing Service on 01905 681711 or email ( Email address removed )

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months' probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months' salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link 'DBS Update Service.'

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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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