Community Nurse – King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Community Nurse


King’s Lynn, Norfolk


Community Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Community Nurse
Band 5
permanent and Fixed Term posts available
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
  • Other

37.5 hours per week (working patterns are 8am to 8pm – 7 days per week)

Job ref
St James Clinic
Kings Lynn
£27,055 – £32,934 pro rata pa
Salary period
26/03/2023 23:59
Interview date

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

NCH&C is a CQC rated outstanding organisation and we are looking for caring, flexible and reliable trained nurses to join our Community Nursing Teams in West Norfolk. Successful candidates will support patients in their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and community clinics. West Norfolk is a beautiful place to live and work; it has a stunning coastline, spectacular countryside and some truly outstanding natural habitats

Working Pattern:

The service operates between 08:00 and 20:00 hours, seven days a week, and you will be required to work shifts between these times, but we are willing to explore candidates who would like to consider flexible working, part time, full time and possible bank hours. This advert is for job opportunities across:

  • Kings Lynn (Based from St James Clinic)
  • Downham Market & Swaffham (Based from Swaffham Community Hospital)
  • Fens and Brecks (Based from Downham Market Health Centre)
  • Coastal (Based from Heacham Health Centre)

Main duties of the job

    • Assess, prescribe and delivery care for patients residing in the community setting to support self-management and improve quality of life.
    • Provide education, support and prescribing planned care for individuals and their carers/family with long term conditions, such as diabetes and wound management.
    • Support patients at the most sensitive periods of their life, including palliative care and syringe driver management.
    • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, linking with the local Primary Care Network, wider community stakeholders and your immediate team which consists of Community Nurses, Community Matrons, Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants.
    • You will be supported to maintain competencies and training in specialist skills, such as bowel care, leg ulcer management, catheters, venepuncture, IM injections etc.

Working for our organisation

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title. New starters will be supported to undergo a supernumery period, with planned mandatory training and additional clinical skills through our Clinical Education Team. You will be supported in your role by Senior Band 6 Nurses and an experience Clinical Lead Nurse and Clinical Operations Manager.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans, using clinical reasoning skills, that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
  • Assess patients’ holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  • Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
  • Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patient’s co-operation in their care management plan.
  • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
  • Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  • Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
  • Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
  • Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
  • Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.

A full copy of the Job Description / Person Specification can be found in the attached documents.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle


Essential criteria
  • Diploma or 1st level degree
  • RN Qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent
  • For Preceptorship posts only: Mentorship qualification is essential for the post, but not essential at interview, however should be undertaken within the first year of employment

Desirable criteria
  • Leg Ulcer Management


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a community health / care setting

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Have basic IT/standard keyboard skills
  • Be able to kneel, bend and stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids

Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of Palliative care
  • Knowledge of Long term conditions
  • Knowledge of Diabetes management
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology


Essential criteria
  • Tact & Diplomacy
  • Empathy & Sensitivity
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

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.

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.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dawn slack
Job title
Clinical Operations Manager – DM+S/F+B Teams
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
07585 987459
Additional information

Jade Dias – Clinical operations Manager Kings Lynn and Coastal Teams – [email protected] – 07827 881322

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