Community Staff Nurse

The closing date is 28th Feb 2024

Job summary

If you're passionate about preventing hospital admissions and responding to urgent care needs to patients within their own homes, then Community Nursing is the role for you!

Our Community Nursing Team work across Portsmouth City, providing clinical intervention for individuals with a range of needs within their own home environment throughout the day and night. Our care is 24/7, 365 days a year so we're looking for Registered Nurses to join our day team.

Day Team shifts are worked on a 5 day rota'd basis, between Monday-Sunday with hours of 08:30-17:00. Weekend work will be required, every 1 in 3 weekends.

We would love to hear from nursing students who are due to qualify in the summer and are looking for their first nursing role at Solent NHS Trust. Your new journey will be supported by an induction period where you will be supernumary. You will also be surrounded by a widely experienced community nursing team who will share their skills and knowledge with you to help your development as an independent practitioner.

What we really need from you is the drive to deliver the best quality and patient centred care.

We need you to travel across the city to visit our patients so ideally, you will have access to your own car. We also have pool cars which can be used by people with full UK driving licences and if you want to use your own, you can claim mileage!

Main duties, tasks & skills required

*Work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability.

*Deal empathetically with sensitive information, to include discussing patient's changing condition with patient and/or carer.

*The post holder will take responsibility for managing, co-ordinating patient care and utilising other services.

*You will participate in inter-professional working and the development, implementation and evaluation of the delivery of health care services.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

*You will have responsibility for providing the highest standards of patient care through on-going assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

*Working with the District Nursing team and other agencies you will use your advanced person-centred assessment skills for the health and well-being of patients with complex needs.

*To provide a nursing service in the patient's own home and other community settings.

Person specification



Registered Nurse 



Proven post-registration experience

To be able to manage the team and caseload in the absence of the team leader

Work autonomously

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.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Holly Molyneaux 


Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 5 


£27055.00  to £32934.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Part-Time, Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

St Mary's Community Health Campus 
Milton Road 
PO3 6AD 


This vacancy is closed to applications.