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Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Community Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
Job ref
Newton Hospital
St Helens
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata
Salary period
29/10/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses to join our Community Nursing Team.

Do you have a passion for delivering outstanding patient care that brings the 6 C’s (Care, Compassion, Commitment, Courage, Communication and Competence) to life? If so, we want to hear from you.

The community nursing vacancies are located across multiple sites in the borough of St Helens. We provide treatment, support and guidance for a wide range of health issues within patients own homes.

Part time and Full time hours available.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an Adult Registered Nurse 
  • Be compassionate and competent
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be flexible in their approach
  • Be committed to improving Quality of Care delivery
  • Be able to prioritise your workload
  • Be a strong communicator and listener

The post holder must be able to meet the travel requirements of this post, the ability to travel between multiple sites is essential in this role.

 An Enhanced DBS Certificate, with the checking of both the Children’s and Adults’ Barred Lists is required for this post.

Interviews for this position will take place on Tuesday 9th November 2021.

Main duties of the job


  • To establish, maintain and develop professional working relationships with colleagues
  • Follow all agreed Quality Assurance Mechanisms in operation and contribute generally to the establishment and development of a quality service.
  • Adhering to policies and procedures including standing financial instructions and orders.
  • Participate in the Trust’s Development Review Appraisal process and, with line management, objectives and development plans.  All staff are entitled to participate in the Review Process and, with their manager, are jointly responsible for the completion of agreed actions.
  • The Trust is keen to ensure the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors.  All staff are responsible for complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and ensuring no-one is affected by individual acts or omissions.

Working for our organisation

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • Adhere to relevant Code of Practice of Professional body
  • Registered practitioners who are non-medical prescribers are accountable for their prescribing activities by ensuring they are aware of their Professional accountability and any restrictions or special considerations in their prescribing practice
  • Maintain and utilise advanced clinical skills to analyse and interpret history of illness, presenting symptoms and physical findings to enable diagnosis, planning and treatment of the patient.
  • To implement nursing care as per care plan as discussed with the Team Leader and to make accurate observations of the physical, mental, social conditions of the patient and / or carer and report these back to the Team Leader.
  • To implement care based on research and from any post registration course undertaken.
  • To develop competency in wounds care.
  • The administration of drugs should be undertaken in line with Trust Policies and Procedures and in following the NMC Guidelines for administration of Medicines Act 1992 and Misuse of Drugs Act 1991.


  • Ensure patient records are kept up to date and accurate and recording is done in line with Trust policies and procedures


  • To support the development of junior staff through clinical supervision and mentoring.
  • To attend mandatory training, including Safeguarding training according to Trust and local policy.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to personal continuing education.


  • To act as preceptor /mentor to new members of staff, facilitating the achievement of their competencies throughout their preceptorship/orientation period in close collaboration with the ward manager and the nursing team.
  • To act as mentor to pre-registration nurses and other students/visitors to the ward ensuring that support and instruction is provided as appropriate.


  • To participate in any research undertaken in the unit.
  • To actively assist in the Department’s Audit Programme


  • To observe the provisions of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.
  • To actively participate in the annual performance review to identify personal development needs
  • To attend Trust Statutory and Mandatory training sessions as required and any other training courses relevant to the post.
  • To fully comply with the relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act. They must also understand and implement St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Hospitals Trust “Statement of Policy on Health and Safety at Work” and the Trust corporate “Health and Safety Policies and Procedures”.  You are required to follow all applicable rules and procedures relating to Health and Safety at Work and to take all responsible precautions to avoid actions.
  • To be aware of the confidential aspects of the post. To keep up to date with the requirements of information governance; undertake mandatory training and follow Trust policies and procedures to ensure that trust information is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively. Breaches of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action that may involve dismissal. You must maintain the confidentiality of information about service user staff and organisational business in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and Caldicott principles.
  • The post holder should also be aware that, regardless of any action taken by the employing authority, breaches of confidentiality could result in civil action for damages.
  • All staff will be treated with respect by management, colleagues, patients and visitors and equally staff will treat management, colleagues, patients and visitors with the same level of respect. Staff will be supported to challenge any discriminatory behaviour that may be based on differences in race, disability, language, culture, religion, sexuality, age, and gender or employment status.
  • You will be expected to undertake the Trusts’ commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • To ensure that when creating, managing and sharing information records it is done in an appropriate way, subject to statutory requirements and agreed security and confidentiality policies, procedures and guidelines. All employees are responsible for implementing and maintaining data quality, ensuring that records are legible and attributable and that the record keeping is contemporaneous
  • In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the post holder will actively participate in the prevention and control of infection within the capacity of their role.  The Act requires the post holder to attend infection prevention and control training on induction and at regular updates and to take responsibility for the practical application of the training in the course of their work.  Infection prevention and control must be included in any personal development plan and/or appraisal.
  • To adhere to relevant Code of Practice of Professional body (if appropriate)
  • The post holder must be flexible in the duties performed and it is expected that similar duties, not specifically listed above, will be carried out as required and may be cross site.
  • The duties contained in this job description are not intended to be exhaustive. The duties and responsibilities of this post are likely to evolve in line with the Trust’s continued organisational development.
  • To adhere to the NHS Constitution and its principles and values. You must be aware of your Duty of Candour which means that you must be open and honest during your employment and if you see something wrong, you must raise it. You must read the NHS Constitution in full and can download this from the Trusts intranet site or the website. Hard copies are available from the HR Department on request.
  • The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Diploma in Health Care, or working towards Diploma
  • Nurse Prescribing

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of clinical skills required to undertake the role
  • Knowledge of current professional & clinical issues
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults procedures
  • Assessment of nursing needs and formulation of a care plan
Desirable criteria
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Ability to assess and manage palliative patients and to commence patient on care and communication record and set up a syringe
  • Teaching and assessing of students and new staff


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, record management and time management skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Computer literate


Essential criteria
  • Motivated individual, commitment to personal & professional development
  • Ability to travel across sites
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hannah Houghton
Job title
Clinical Team Manager
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Telephone number
01744 457201
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