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Community Nurse - Band 5

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Keynsham service as a Band 5 Community Nurse based at our Keynsham Health Centre location. 

You will join a caring and supportive team of Community Nurses and Healthcare Assistants where individual development and progression is key and teamwork is at the centre. You will also work alongside the Reablement team, Community Matrons and specialist nurses in a multi-disciplinary atmosphere. The service is located right (at the end of) the high-street with a range of shops and Sainsbury’s and Tesco situated nearby. The service also has its own dedicated car park.

We are open to both full time and part time hours with service hours typically being 8.00am - 5pm Monday to Friday with one in every 4 weekends. Your focus will be to offer advice and support to housebound service users in their own homes to promote their well-being and independence. You will also be offered a flexible role where you can work your own diary to provide continuity of care. There may also be the opportunity to support in a weekly leg ulcer clinic.

We offer an individually tailored induction programme to suit your needs and interests and to help you develop your skills to be the best they can be, as well as preceptorships for newly qualified nurses along with other Continuous Professional Development opportunities.

Whether you are a newly qualified, due to qualify, or an experienced Band 5 Nurse already, we would love to hear from you!

Main Responsibility

“When I joined the community I assumed the majority of my workload would be wound care but it’s quite the opposite, my skills have widened massively and my confidence has grown. I love the variety each day brings and being able to see the positive changes I can make to our service users.”

As a Band 5 Community Nurse for the Keynsham team, you will mainly cover the Keynsham and Saltford area, as well as a few villages.   

To complete the duties of the role a Driver’s license and access to a car is necessary.

As a Community Nurse you will:

  • Responsible for contributing to the holistic assessment, planning delivery and evaluation of care to patients within their own homes.
  • To develop and implement programmes of care
  • Advise and recommend treatment by liaising with GP's and other specialists within the multidisciplinary team 
  • To take charge in the absence of senior grade staff
  • Administration of medication – s/c, im, pr, IV, transdermal, oral, controlled drugs, along with palliative care, wound care and IV therapy.

The Ideal Candidate

You will:

  • Be an NMC Registered Nurse or a newly qualified nurse
  • Have a full UK driving license with access to a car for work purposes.
  • Can work both independently and as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Have strong communication and organisation skills and a flexible approach
  • You will be looking for a role that is rewarding and varied and where you get to develop lasting relationships with service users. 

We provide a supportive preceptorship programme to allow you to develop your skills in your new career.

For more information or to discuss the role in more detail please contact Susan Peyton at Susan.Peyton@hcrgcaregroup.com

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Band 5 Community Nurse with HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

  • £28,407 - £34,581 and AfC terms and conditions –including an NHS pension
  • Free tea and coffee at your base location
  • On-site car parking!
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency, and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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