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District Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
Flexible working - 37.5 hours per week (Weekends and evenings available)
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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£24,907 - £30,615 pro rata, per annum
Salary period
14/07/2021 23:59

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District Nurse - Somerset, Band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

District Nursing Permanent vacancies available across Somerset!

Do you enjoy the challenge of working out in the community and within the comfort of patients own homes?

As a registered nurse working in the Community you will provide person centred care based on the holistic nursing assessment in order to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. You will promote and support self-management and work with people to manage their long term conditions, prevent hospital admission, and support early discharge from the in-patient setting. The role also focuses on using and developing your clinical skills and supporting individuals at the end of life.  

We are currently recruiting to various different substantive posts across Somerset and would like to hear from enthusiastic, hardworking Registered Nurses to become a part of our friendly District Nursing teams.

Our District Nursing areas cover: North Sedgemoor – Burnham-On-Sea / Bridgwater district

South Somerset – Yeovil / Chard district (no vacancies in this area currently)

Taunton & West Somerset – includes Minehead district

Mendips – Glastonbury, Wells, Frome (no vacancies in this area currently)

You must be a Registered General Nurse and community experience is desirable but not essential. When you are applying, please could you specify your preferred location in your supporting statement and we will do our best to ensure you are working within your preferred area.

Responsibilities include: End of life care, Venepuncture, medication administration, wound care, leg ulcer management, catheter care, bowel management, continence assessments, diabetes management

Shift patterns include: 8am-4pm,  9am-5pm,  10am-6pm,  2pm-10pm

Please note, we are open to hearing from applicants who are looking for either full or part-time hours on a permanent basis. We are also recruiting to fixed term / maternity cover contracts within District Nursing on a separate advert.

Why Somerset?

Somerset is a beautifully diverse place to live with so much to do! Whether you enjoy countryside walks or coastal visits, shopping, festivals, dining out in lovely restaurants or visiting beautiful woodlands and lakes, there’s something for everyone.




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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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Eleanor Berry-Roper
Job title
Recruitment Consultant
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07570 153083
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