Senior Staff Nurse-Community Nursing

The closing date is 28th Feb 2024

Job summary

Join us at Solent, where our staff are our most valuable asset!

We are committed to supporting you to develop your career with us to reach your full potential. You will be surrounded by our team of expert community nurses to develop your case management skills and in leading a committed team of Nursing staff to provide quality nursing care to patients within their own homes.

You will work as part of an integrated health and social care team providing nursing assessment, care and treatment to adults and older people living at home who have physical health needs which may be complex and long term.

Shifts are worked on a 5 day rota'd basis, between Monday-Sunday with hours of 08:30-17:00. Weekend working is also required on a rostered basis. Experience within the community would be desirable however, everyone has to start somewhere and we want to help you grow and develop as a Community Nurse.

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!

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

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The post holder will take responsibility for managing, co-ordinating and delegating nursing and care interventions within an integrated health and social care team and managing the transfer of care into the Locality Health Teams and District Nursing services.

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

In this role, 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 Locality Health 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 to include:

*First contact: acute assessment, nursing diagnosis and care, treatment, and referral.

*Palliative Care: symptom management including assessment of acute symptom onset, care for the patient and their family/carers.

*Continuing Care: Intermediate Care, rehabilitation, chronic disease management and contributes to the delivery of the National Service Frameworks.

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



Registered Nurse 


Additional post-registration qualification relevant to community nursing, e.g. ENB or equivalent in:- Diabetes / Continence / Palliative Care / Tissue Viability / Asthma / Respiratory Disease



Work autonomously

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

Proven post-registration experience

Clinical, managerial and leadership skills appropriate to the management of the team and caseload

To be able to deliver educational material

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: 

Julie Harbison 


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.