Community Nurse – Central Norwich Community Nursing Team – Norwich, Norfolk

Community Nurse – Central Norwich Community Nursing Team


Norwich, Norfolk


Community Nurse – Central Norwich Community Nursing Team

Band 5

Main area
Community Nursing – Norwich
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time

37.5 hours per week (To cover shifts from 8AM-8PM Monday-Sunday)

Job ref
Norwich Community Hospital
£27,055 – £32,934 pro rata pa
Salary period
27/03/2023 23:59

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting manager before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Job overview

The Central Norwich Community Nursing team has exciting opportunities for registered nurses to join our friendly and supportive teams of nurses, health care assistants, assistant practitioners and nursing associates, to provide nursing care and interventions across the Norwich Place.

We treat patients in their own homes, residential homes, supported living complexes, and provide catheter clinic and leg ulcer clinic services. 

NCH&C is committed to the development of future health clinicians and as well as ensuring all of our staff have opportunities for personal and professional development, there will be an expectation that alongside their clinical responsibilities the Band 5 Community Nurse will support students and apprentices in the role of supervisor and assessor. You will live, breathe and promote NCH&C’s Behaviour Framework.

Informal discussions are welcomed. 

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities include 

  • To assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients. To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.
  • To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
  • To process referrals though clinical assessment, evaluating the information received to prioritise a response and allocate to the appropriate service.
  • To liaise and communicate with the general public, other health care professionals, and multi-agencies on a daily basis.
  • To provide clinical assessment for incoming nursing referrals.

Working for our organisation

Norwich locality is working alongside its commissioners and local service providers as part of the Primary Care Network to develop community based services that support patients to remain at home and receive the services they require in an effective and co-ordinated way.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018, the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills to be applied in managing our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, pressure ulcer prevention and management, catheter management, bowel care, and palliative and end of life care.

Many of our patients will have complex multiple pathologies and so we aim to provide holistic, patient centred assessments, and deliver individualised care.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Adult Nurse Qualification
  • Diploma or 1st Level Degree
  • Current NMC Registration

Desirable criteria
  • ENB 998 / Mentorship Preparation or equivalent
  • Leg Ulcer Management Course


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a clinical setting

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data / patient records
  • Good time management skills
  • Team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient / service needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle

Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good observational and reporting skills

Personal and People Development

Essential criteria
  • Support other staff

Desirable criteria
  • Willing to undertake appropriate training
  • Evidence of mentoring students

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults
  • Ability to: Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments. Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg. Manoeuvre patients using handling aids. Be reliable

Desirable criteria
  • Shows an awareness of the Trust's Behaviour Framework


Essential criteria
  • Good IT and keyboard skills
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language

Equal Opportunities – We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status  – Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment  - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS – If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates-This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data ProtectionA privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lauren Peall
Job title
Clinical Operations Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number

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