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Community Health Services
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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371-Band 5 Reading DN
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Cremyll Road
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata
Salary period
31/05/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Community Staff Nurse (District Nursing) - Reading

Band 5

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 Staff Nurse (Adult Nurse) – Reading.

Come and join our CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ Trust as a Community Staff Nurse in Reading. As a Community Staff Nurse you’ll help deliver care to people in their own homes and get to work with inspiring, skilled teams whilst you do it. We offer a supportive environment with opportunities for further career development, a strong in-house training programme, including excellent links with our partner Universities and opportunities to gain further qualifications. For newly qualified staff we offer a comprehensive 12-month preceptorship.

We believe in care that treats the whole person, not just the condition. We enable patients to stay at home longer and leave hospitals faster. Our community nurses work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams, including our GP's, local hospices, complex care nurses, health and social care coordinators, specialist nurses and therapist colleagues.

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. And Following our latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded ‘Outstanding’ as a community and mental health care provider. One of the highlights from the report states ‘Staff across the trust felt valued and there was a real focus on doing what was best for staff, patients and carers and a real commitment to the delivery of good quality patient care at every level. Staff at all levels of the trust were proud to work there and morale amongst staff was good.’

So join us and you can be confident that Berkshire Healthcare is a Great Place to Work!

Further information about this opportunity:

  • You will visit a number of patients on a daily basis in their own homes to provide a comprehensive range of clinical nursing activities.
  • You will provide high quality nursing care to a range of patients with varying healthcare needs.
  • Provide a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning.
  • Administer IV drugs, complex wound management, health promotion and medicines management, end of life care and symptom control.
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time opportunities available.
  • working in Central Reading and across outlying areas.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:  

  • AfC Salary ranging from £24,907 to £30,615 per annum.
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work , life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. 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 support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more 

Are you familiar with Reading?

If you are not familiar with the cosmopolitan town of Reading, it has fantastic shopping in the Oracle shopping centre, it is a significant business centre, a university town and it has a championship football team. and a farmers’ market twice a month. It has excellent motoring links being close to the M4, A4 and A329.

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  • A passion for community nursing, that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for patients within their own homes,
  • Either a qualified adult nurse or currently in your last year of training (with NMC registration)
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes 

Should you match up to the 3 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application for this role! We interview candidates for this role in the order applications are received, so don’t delay and apply today.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details about this role or questions in general about working for Berkshire Healthcare please contact Laura Rayfield, Community Nursing Team Leader , or call Laura on: 07767677076.

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