Nursing in the community – Careers Roadshow

Are you a Registered Nurse who is passionate about patient care and excited to make a difference in your local area?

Join the Royal Devon community nursing team on a full or part-time basis and enjoy opportunities to widen your skills, gain valuable experience working autonomously, and progress your career at a pace that is perfect for you. You will receive excellent support from our friendly multidisciplinary team, have the benefit of our electronic patient record system, whilst embracing the lifestyle that Devon is famous for!

We are running a series of roadshows across our community sites, showcasing how the Royal Devon delivers patient care in the community. Come along and learn about the different roles available across our community locations, meet the team and tour the department. You could even arrange an interview if you’ve applied for a Community Nurse role with us.

Why join our Community Nursing team?

Why join our Community Nursing team?

You’ll receive bespoke training and support, with a tailored induction reflecting your existing skills and experience. If you’re new to the Royal Devon you’ll join our Buddy scheme providing extra support to navigate the organisation and Newly Registered Nurses will join our Preceptorship programme.

We’ll support you to achieve your career progression aspirations at a pace you’re comfortable with. We’ll support you with funded training and development opportunities to expand your clinical experience, and people management skills, plus a fantastic range of career pathways from a band 5 to a band 8.

Whether you need hours to fit around school drop offs or wanting to work evenings and weekends to avoid childcare costs, or you want to work shifts that compliment your partner’s working hours – we strive to offer flexible working hours that suit your work life balance and the needs of the service.

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Where will I be working?

Registered Nurse, community hospital based

Registered Nurse, community hospital based

Registered Nurses based within our community hospitals provide holistic care to our patients, meeting their clinical needs and making sure their dignity and wellbeing is protected at all times. Working with the strength-based approach, you will be completing medication rounds with a focus on promoting your patient's independence where appropriate alongside other key responsibilities and clinical duties.

You will be an integral part of our multidisciplinary team, taking part in daily meetings and playing a key role when it comes to enabling, monitoring and reviewing our reporting processes. Your experience and knowledge means you will have an excellent awareness of your patients needs, which will be a huge help when planning safe and efficient discharge to their home environment when they are ready.  

You will have dedicated time to care and opportunities to progress, supported by your warm and friendly team.

Our locations

Community Nurse

Community Nurse

As a Community Nurse, you’ll have your own caseload and work closely with your nursing colleagues and members of the multidisciplinary team alongside fellow professionals such as social care and the voluntary sector. 

Helping individuals to stay in their familiar environment enhances recovery, and your role will help to keep families together safely at home, supporting patients who are ready to be discharged home. This means you will be undertaking clinical or therapeutic interventions as assessed and documented in your patient's treatment plan.

In this role you’ll gain experience working as an autonomous practitioner, holistically assessing physical and psycho–social needs, planning, managing, implementing and evaluating individual programmes of patient care. You’ll also promote self-care and independence and act as the patient’s advocate as necessary. This service is provided 8am to 5pm, seven days a week.

Community Nurse role

Urgent Community Response Nurse

Urgent Community Response Nurse

You’ll be part of the nursing, paramedic and therapies team caring for patients who have been identified as needing urgent care within a 2-hour response time, aiming to prevent admissions to hospital. Referrals are received from GP practices, 111, the ambulance service and care homes.

In this role no two days will be the same and you’ll be able to use your nursing skills and experience across a wide variety of conditions and patient groups. This might include responding to a patient who has had a fall, treating a new wound or illness and support with long-term health conditions. You’ll be able to utilise your triage, assessment and diagnostic skills to provide care to patients and support their carer’s in managing the patient’s condition.

This service is provided 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

Urgent Community Response service

Out of Hours Nurse

Out of Hours Nurse

You’ll care for patients in their homes to prevent hospital admission, and referrals are received from Out of Hours Doctors service, hospice and the Community Nursing team.

In this role you’ll be able to hone your skills across a wide range of conditions management, end-of-life care and new illness and injury treatment. Working on your own and with Healthcare Support Workers, and the wider Community Nursing team, you will gain experience teaching and working autonomously.

This service is provided 4pm to 8am, seven days a week.

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Last updated: April 10, 2024


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