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These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare: Caring for and about you is our top... Committed to providing good quality, safe... working Together with you to develop innovative... We welcome people...

Job description

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Community nursing sister or Community charge nurse – Newbury

If you’re reading this ad, you’re very likely to already be on your community nursing career journey; if that is the case there is no better stop to make on that journey than to join the community nursing family at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

As the largest provider of community services within the county of Berkshire we have grown a workforce that delivers excellence when responding to that demand. This was evident within our most recent CQC report, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were awarded “Outstanding”, the first community and mental health trust in the south to be awarded this rating, we aim to continue these standards and exceed through the development of our workforce.

As a Community nursing sister/change nurse, you will be integral in maintaining those standards as you manage a team of community nurses whilst being accountable for the care of the team. We understand that supporting, developing and nurturing our staff leads to outstanding patient care. We have a variety of opportunities to help you develop both your skills and your career, introduce and implement innovations within your service and make a true difference to the lives of our service users.

About the role:

  • You will line manage a team of band 5 community staff nurses and healthcare practitioners with support from a district nurse.
  • You will support and nurture your team to be autonomous, skilled practitioners
  • You will visit patients on a daily basis in their own homes
  • You will assess for and provide high quality nursing care to a range of patients with varying healthcare needs
  • Some of the healthcare you will be expected to provide include; end of life care, wound management, and much more.
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time opportunities available


Are you familiar with Newbury?

If you are not familiar with Newbury in West Berkshire, it lies at the centre of Southern England, within an hour's reach of London, Bristol, Oxford and the south coast. Transport links are excellent... it is easy to reach from all parts of the UK. Newbury is also home to beautiful countryside, walking and cycling trails. There’s also a range of nationally loved attractions such as the top class Racecourse or Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary ranging from £31,365 to £37,890 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work life balance.
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car.
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice.
  • And so much more

The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role

  1. A desire to develop leadership and management skills
  2. A passion for community nursing, that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for our patients within their own home
  3. Adult nursing qualification along with NMC registration
  4. A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes

Should you match up to the 4 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application to work at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust!

Extra information

Profession Sub-category
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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