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Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Community Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: Full time and part time posts would be considered
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whitegate Primary Care Centre
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Salary period
04/10/2022 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

Are you a registered staff nurse looking for a supported opportunity to develop a career in the community or a community nurse looking to move location? This role within community nursing could be your stepping stone to pursue a job in the area of your choice. With the comprehensive induction, training and highly recognised leadership development programme this role will be the ideal platform for your launch into an autonomous role in community nursing.


Main duties of the job

Central West Neighbourhood team use an  integrated team approach,  which will offer you the chance to work with community nurses and other health and social care professionals within a highly skilled multidisciplinary neighbourhood team. You will be supported by a buddy to develop the skills to undertake holistic assessments and care provision to patients in their own homes and clinic settings.

If you feel this is the job for you please contact us and arrange a visit to  our welcoming team. 

A car driver with full use of a vehicle is essential.

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to this population.

Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change. Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen and ensure that you are part of our defined preceptorship programme.

If you are motivated to deliver high standards of care and have the personal qualities and characteristics as outlined in the Blackpool person then this could be the post for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities include:

  • Develop and demonstrate underpinning knowledge and clinical competence at advanced skills which include:
  • Central line care
  • Wound care (simple and complex)
  • Vaccination and Immunisation
  • Phlebotomy (Difficult and routine)
  • Syringe driver use and care
  • Doppler assessment – diagnostic & ongoing
  • Cross-prescribing
  • Chronic Disease reviews

Please read the full job description and person specification attached.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse level 1
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Leg Ulcer Management
  • Tissue Viability
  • V150 prescribing


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of professional and personal development via a portfolio
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of Research and development


Essential criteria
  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job
  • Scope of professional practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Reflective practice
  • Primary health care teams
Desirable criteria
  • Demostrate an awareness of current national and local NHS activity within acute and primary care settings

Personal attributes

Essential criteria
  • Computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovative
  • Team orientated
  • Pro-active
  • Ability to work under pressue
Desirable criteria
  • Organisational skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Martin Wilcock
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
01253 956161
Additional information

If you would like to know any further information or come and meet prior to application please feel free to do so.