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Community Nurse

Job Description

At Virgin Care Limited our approach to delivering healthcare services is innovative, refreshing and above all caring. We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our values and our passion for delivering quality care.

We provide front-line NHS and social care services across England and have treated millions of people since 2006. We aim to make a lasting positive difference to the quality of care people receive and to support people to be healthier, happier and in control at every stage of their journey. So, if that is what gets you out of bed in the morning, then read on.

Our vacancy

Based in the community caring for our patients across Guildford & Waverley we are recruiting for enthusiastic and motivated registered nurses to join our committed Virgin Care District Nursing team on a full time basis.

Working alongside our District Nurses and Health Care Assistants we have a great professional support network which includes regular interaction and team meetings that allows us to provide an invaluable care service in both a home based and clinical environment that gives variety on a daily basis. Our work is crucial to the community as we aim to prevent hospital care for our patients and offer housebound care also. It’s not all work though, we also have a great social element too.

We like to be at the forefront of what we do so we operate in a Total Mobile environment where every clinician has a tablet meaning we’ve done away with paper so we’re fully electronic.

In this challenging role you will also:

  • Be responsible for contributing to the holistic assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of patient care

  • Implement, monitor and maintain our high standards of care

  • Re-assess and re-evaluate programmes of care when needed

  • Support our in-house mentorship training scheme with placement students and staff


The qualities we are looking for in applicants are:

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Ability to work both independently and also as part of the wider multidisciplinary team

  • 1st Level Registration

  • Demonstrate ongoing professional development and a commitment to providing high quality, safe and effective care that meets the needs of patients

  • Ability to relate to patients and colleagues in a sensitive manner

  • Flexible approach to work with the ability to work across a seven day week rota that covers the hours of 9-5pm

  • Related degree (desirable)

  • Open to new ideas and training

  • Have access and use of own car with ability to work across different locations

The rewards

You may not have considered a career with Virgin Care before however you will find it offers a great chance to grow and develop yourself and as a valued member of the team we’ll offer full NHS terms and conditions including pension.

Working for Virgin Care comes with additional benefits – these include use of the Virgin tribe card which offers discounts on many products including up to 40% off Virgin trains, discounts on Virgin holidays and a host of other savings. Virgin Care is a vibrant organisation committed to progressive, continuous improvement within a thriving team.

We work in a rewarding environment and can easily nurture newly qualified team members with enhanced support for the first 6 months in to get up to speed in an environment that easily allows the chance to gain extra clinical skills, insight and knowledge on the job.

As a further incentive, we offer London fringe weighting at 5% of basic salary and mileage payments

The Place

Guildford itself is situated on the banks of the River Wey, occupying a natural gap in the North Downs that provides excellent road and rail connections to the South East of England. Guildford has retained its importance as a communication hub and market town, and gained a contemporary cathedral, modern university, world-class sports facilities and extensive shopping and commercial developments. Waverley neighbours the boroughs of Guildford and Mole Valley in Surrey, and the counties of West Sussex and Hampshire and also has excellent transport links to London and the South East of England. The main areas covered by our Community Nursing Service include Guildford, East Horsley, Shere, Normandy and Send.

If our community nurse role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for and you share our values we’d love to hear from you. Click on our website link to see if you fit!

Please contact Jan Grey, Clinical Lead for Guildford Community Nursing Service by email ( Email address removed )

Virgin Care Limited are committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.

Virgin Care Limited reserves the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions

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