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Community Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (22.5-37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Various across Derby City
£25,655 - £31,534 pa, pro rata
Salary period
18/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Be outstanding – join an outstanding team!

COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

Job overview

Derbyshire Community Health Services has been rated as an ‘outstanding’ trust by the Care Quality Commission and a rated as a “top performing NHS trust”.  As a leading community provider we are at the forefront of joining-up services in local communities to meet the individual needs of our patients.

We have Community Staff Nurse roles available within the Core Derby City teams; where outstanding teamwork and leadership is evident to ensure that we care for our patients in the best possible way. Can you demonstrate good communication skills, have the ability to plan and organise, use evidence based clinical care delivery?  If so, come and join us.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way outlined on our website and in the additional information provided.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care in the most efficient and clinically effective  way whilst maintaining the patient’s privacy and dignity.

To provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care and actively support the District Nurse/Community Charge Nurse in the management of the health care environment.

To implement the relevant service. 

To work in close collaboration with the Integrated Community Teams

Working for our organisation

The Purpose and Activities of DCHS?

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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The role requires day-to-day delivery of patient care in our Integrated Community Teams alongside District Nurses, Senior Community Nurses, Admission Avoidance Services, Therapists and Social Workers …. Together you make the difference.

The integrated service operates 08:00-17:00 Monday-Sunday, as a 7 day service including bank holidays.

Various hours are available to support flexible working.

If successful, you will be offered a position within a community nursing team team based at either Coleman Street Health Centre or Village Medical Centre.

The successful candidates will have high levels of personal and clinical credibility and the ability to instantly form effective working relationships in a range of work settings.

You will have the opportunity to really make a difference in ensuring that quality services are delivered both now and into the future based around our patient needs. We will also work with you regarding your on-going development and revalidation.


Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RGN
  • Evidence of recent training


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice
  • Experience of working in the community
Desirable criteria
  • Long Term Conditions


Desirable criteria
  • IT Skills

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to working practice

Values, Drivers and Motivators

Essential criteria
  • Ability to drive as you will be expected to travel across Derby City visiting patients’ homes and across the county to access meetings and training
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynsey Cliff
Job title
Integrated community team leader
Email address
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Additional information



If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
07741 296 478