Senior Community Sister - Out of Hours

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

Out of Hours Team shifts are worked on a 5 day rota'd basis, between Monday-Sunday with hours of 16:00-00:00 and 21:30-08:30. Weekend work will be required, every 1 in 3 weekends.

We are looking for ambitious, innovative and passionate nurses to join our team who will be instrumental in ensuring the continued provision of excellent services. This post will provide an excellent opportunity to develop your expertise and skills. Our staff are our most valuable asset and we are committed to supporting you to develop your career with us reaching your full potential.

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

Assess patient/client, plan develop/implement/evaluate programmes of care and carry out nursing procedures to achieve best health outcome for patient/client/family/health needs as well as actively promote health and wellbeing

Evaluate clinical outcome and report variance to clinical pathway, protocols, or best practice guidelines

Contribute to effective discharge planning and/or referral process to health care provider and support agencies to meet identified health needs

Apply diagnostic reasoning and professional judgement to nursing practice

Manage daily care of patient/client and when required manage care in the absence of senior colleagues

Foster inquiry and critical thinking amongst colleagues to advance nursing practice and patient/client care to ensure the provision of positive patient/client outcomes and person-centred care

Accurately document assessments of patients/client's health status, diagnosis and response to nursing and other interventions and treatments

Effectively manage clinical care and area through the implementation of clearly defined policies and procedures

Educate and provide information to patients/clients/family to improve knowledge of illness, self-management prevention of complications and promotion of recovery

Role model safe nursing practice and report poor practice when observed

Practice in accordance with legal, ethical, culturally safe, and professional standards including the Code of practice

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

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMC

Post registration, specialist training relevant to speciality

Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent

Practice assessor/supervisor



Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans

Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients

Experience of MDT working

Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students

Evidence of recent CPD

Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

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 6 


£35392.00  to £42618.00 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.