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District Nurses / Community Nursing Sisters / Charge Nurses

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Berkshire (GB)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
3 May 2024

Looking for a new challenge and more flexible working hours that fit in with your work life balance? Then look no further! Our Community Nursing team in Wokingham, Berkshire is recruiting for District Nurses / Community Nursing Sisters / Charge Nurses.

In this role, you will provide support and leadership to a great team and join a team that provides a catalogue of care and prides themselves on their commitment to the well-being of the community. Ideally, the candidate will bring with them clinical experience of working with adults in a community setting. In return, we will offer an excellent package including the opportunity to further train and develop, we want to see you grow!

Your working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm (with approximately one weekend every 4-5 weeks, bank holidays and some late shifts from 11.00am to 7.00pm on a rotation basis). We welcome applicants who would like to work part-time or on a job share. A full UK driving licence and the use of a car for work purposes is essential for this role.

We also have opportunities in other areas within Berkshire such as Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Newbury and we welcome applications for these locations.

We really are a great place to work and are rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We look forward to welcoming your application.

Main duties of the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, with a warm personality and great people skills. You will be willing to undertake relevant training, have leadership experience and be able to demonstrate innovative practice. Showing effective management skills, you will take responsibility for caseload management of housebound patients with multiple nursing needs in the community. 

You will be responsible for ensuring high-quality evidence-based care for patients, their families, and carers in the community.

- Responsible for a complex and diverse caseload, actively working to prevent admission to the acute sector and supporting patients in their preferred place of care. 
- Responsible for maintaining detailed, accurate and confidential patient records, adhering to Trust policies. 
- Leading an effective supportive team, working together to provide clinical advice and support to other staff and patients. 
- Responsible for the management of a defined caseload of patients, with continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of care programmers. 
- Accountable for the standards of care and for determining the activity of your team. This will include acting as a role model for staff and sharing learning and developing practice. 

About Us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values 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.

Benefits of working for us include:

- Flexible working options to support work-life balance
- 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Excellent learning and career development opportunities
- ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
- Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
- Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
- Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
- Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
- Free parking across Trust sites

Job Description and Person Specification

The “must haves” for this role:

- Adult nursing qualification along with NMC registration.
- A passion for community nursing that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for our patients within their own homes.
- A desire to develop leadership and management skills. 
- A full UK Driving Licence and use of a car for work purposes.

For further information about the role, please click the apply button. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted.

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. 

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.

So, if you’d like to join us, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


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