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Community Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 10 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Over 7 days - including weekends and Bank Holidays)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
great eccleston
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
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COVID-19 Vacancy Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

To work as part of a Nursing Team in the Community undertaking nursing duties in patients homes, clinics and health centres.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care and when necessary modify same, reporting changes to the Nurse in charge and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

To assist the Senior Nurse in the day to day management of the Integrated team in consultation with and deputising for the senior nurse in her absence following in house training.

Main duties of the job

At Great Eccleston  we are proud to be a leader in integrated working which will offer you the chance to work with District nurses and other health and social care professionals within a highly skilled multidisciplinary neighbourhood team. You will be supported by colleagues to develop the skills to undertake holistic assessments and care provision to patients in their own homes and clinic settings.

If you feel this is the job for you please contact us and arrange a visit to  our welcoming team. 

A car driver with full use of a vehicle is essential.

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to this population.

Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change. Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen and ensure that you are part of our defined preceptorship programme if appropriate.

If you are motivated to deliver high standards of care and have the personal qualities and characteristics as outlined in the  person specification then this could be the post for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the individual requirements of patients and carers referred to District Nursing Service.

- Provide a high standard of evidence based nursing care to patients in the Community.

Clinical skills and responsibilities:

  • Develop and demonstrate underpinning knowledge and clinical competence at advanced skills which include:
  • Central line care
  • Wound care (simple and complex)
  • Vaccination and Immunisation
  • Phlebotomy (Difficult and routine)
  • Syringe driver use and care
  • Doppler assessment – diagnostic & ongoing
  • Cross-prescribing
  • Palliative and end of Life care

Please read the full job description and person specification attached.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • V 150 Non-medical prescriber or willing to undertake.
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship qualification
  • NVQ Assessor


Essential criteria
  • Able to deal with difficult situations.
  • Ability to Identify and assess patients needs.
  • Ability to use resources appropriately.
Desirable criteria
  • 18-24 months community experience.
  • Multidisciplinary working


Essential criteria
  • Ability to organize self and others by prioritizing and delegating as needed
  • Willing to develop professionally.
  • Up to date knowledge of current NHS issues and aware of current trends in the NHS.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to make decisions on evidence based practice.
  • Able to communicate sensitive information to patients.
  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job
  • IT Literate
  • Clinical Audit Knowledge
  • Good hand eye co-ordination
  • Confident, Enthuastic & Motivated
  • Evidence of self development
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to teach
  • Understand implications of lone working
Desirable criteria
  • Analytical ability.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Samantha Yianni
Job title
Recruiting Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01253 956811
Additional information

For more information please contact:

Team Leader Samantha Yianni


T: 01253 956811

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