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Community Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Montgomery House/Alchester
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
15/12/2019 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


ARE YOU FED UP BEING STUCK INDOORS ON A WARD? Do you fancy getting out in the SUNSHINE and the FREEDOM of seeing patients in their OWN HOMES?

Do you want the opportunity to EMPOWER patients and deliver COMPLEX care in patient’s homes? As a District nursing service we offer outstanding induction and preceptorship support programmes and fantastic, structured career progression and development opportunities.

The service operates 7 days a week from 08:00-18:30 which means we don’t work night shifts!

Do you want the privilege of visiting patients in their own homes to deliver increasingly complex, holistic care? If yes, District Nursing may be the right career choice for you with the added bonus of no night shifts! Oxford Central Locality are currently recruiting Community Staff Nurse posts.

All levels of experience are welcome in District Nursing. Whether you are newly qualified or looking for a change in direction and a more challenging role, we would welcome your application. As a District Nurse, you would be supported to develop into an autonomous practitioner; nursing patients with multiple complex health care needs in their own home. 

District nursing is a highly specialised area of practice recognised by the Queens Nurses Institute and NMC as a specialist role. As a Community Staff Nurse, you will work within a neighbourhood team of District Nurse Team Leaders, Community Staff Nurses, Therapists, Assistant Practitioner’s, Health Care Assistant’s and phlebotomists to meet the needs of the complex patient in the community and avoid admissions to the acute sector as far as practicable. This includes;

  • Intravenous medication administration,
  • end of life care,
  • managing the deteriorating patient,
  • complex and simple wound care including VAC therapy and compression therapy,
  • venepunture,
  • Utilising advanced physical assessment skills and many more clinical nursing skills.

Oxford Health provides a Corporate Induction Programme, Welcome and Retention Programme and a robust Community Nursing Preceptorship Programme where every registered nurse new to the community is supported to attend regular study afternoons to develop their confidence and competence in practice, as well as provide peer support in a clinical supervision format. This ensures that you feel well supported in your transition into community nursing no matter what your existing level of nursing experience.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Liz Beckett if you want to discuss the role further on 07468700497 or email her at