Community Nurse - Band 5

Job type Contract
Salary £28 per hour
Reference 157931

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Band 5 Community Nurse to work based in St Peter Port, within the Adult Community Services.

The pay rate for this locum Community Nurse job is £28 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 6-month contract.


  • Assist in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for patients/clients in a defined caseload
  • Assist with the management of the caseload
  • Provide high quality patient care
  • Assist in the supervision, deployment and teaching of staff and student nurses, acting as a mentor, preceptor/supervisor
  • Work in the clients/patients’ homes without direct supervision
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within an integrated care model
  • Assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for clients/patients in their own homes
  • Provide prescribed nursing care without supervision
  • Guide, advise and direct other staff in the delivery of programmes of care
  • Promote service user involvement in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care respecting their wishes, beliefs and dignity
  • Empower patients/clients to have greater independence, choice and control over their lives
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and other agencies involved in the care of the client/patient
  • Act as a mentor/preceptor/supervisor to students and other learners
  • Promote an environment that is conducive to quality learning and assessment
  • Participate in clinical supervision/reflective practice
  • Maintain own continuing professional development needs
  • Develop and maintain competence in the skills related to the needs of the clients/patients at home
  • Undertake in-house mandatory training
  • Undertake management of the caseload and delegation of work
  • Act as a professional role model for junior staff, promoting high standards of practice and strong professional values
  • Communicate effectively with patient/clients and their significant others, taking into account their cultural background and cognitive functioning
  • Communicate clearly with all members of the multidisciplinary team, demonstrating sensitivity to cultural and language differences
  • Act as an advocate for patients/clients, significant others and more junior staff members
  • Ensure written and electronic communication complies with organisational and professional standards
  • Participate in clinical audits as required to monitor and maintain standards of practice
  • Utilise the critical incidence reporting system to document actual or potential risks impacting on the quality of patient / client care
  • Actively promote evidence based practice in care of the client/patient organisational electronic information systems relevant to the role
  • Adhere to the Council's requirements for Revalidation
  • Proactively manage all aspects of your Revalidation requirements including keeping an up to date portfolio and proactively seeking out opportunities for reflection, continuing education and professional growth
  • Assist colleagues with relevant aspects of their Revalidation
  • Teaching, providing support and opportunities for Facilitated Reflective Practice, participating in professional discussions and providing constructive feedback
  • Act as a Confirmer
  • Take reasonable steps to maximise own personal safety and that of others using appropriate risk assessment tools
  • Maintain the welfare and safety of self and others by complying with the Health and Safety at Work (General Ordinance) Guernsey 1987
  • Comply with the principles contained in the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2001, concerning improper disclosure, misuse or breach of confidentiality in respect of information held on computer systems or otherwise

Requirements of the Community Nurse:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Effective registration with the (UK) Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Be familiar with organisational objectives, policies and procedures related to the work area and the implications this may have for their practice
  • Be proactive and cooperative in the appraisal and confirmer processes
  • Be able to adapt to unpredictable, hazardous working environments
  • Be aware of the hazards of working as a lone practitioner
  • Teaching/mentoring qualification
  • Community experience
  • Driving licence
  • Good clinical skills and competency in wound care
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with colleagues and clients
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Motivated and committed
  • Positive attitude

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Community Nurse job is advertised by the Shift Booking Team; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.