Working in a variety of environments, from clinics and health centres to residential accommodation and patients' own homes, community nurses help the NHS meet the needs of elderly, disabled or vulnerable patients who may not be able to easily visit the hospital.
Community nurses are trained to perform a variety of nursing procedures which may include:
• basic care - such as checking temperature, blood pressure and breathing
• administering injections
• assisting doctors with examinations and medical procedures
• cleaning and dressing wounds
• setting up intravenous drips and monitoring ongoing care
Community nurses also provide an important educational and advisory service for patients and families, offering information on various aspects of healthcare. In some situations, community nurses may be expected to provide emergency care - where patients have had accidents or suffered complications, such as cardiac arrest.
Community nursing jobs can be high pressure: nurses work in environments which change from day to day and lack many of the resources available in a hospital. Given the demanding nature of the role and the spectrum of patients they are required to treat, community nurses should possess excellent communication and listening skills, while demonstrating sensitivity towards the specifics of each unique situation.
At Trust Nurse Services, we are actively seeking experienced and compassionate Community & District Nurses to join our growing team. We have work available all across the UK so take at a look at our Active Work Available or call our team on 01438 419150 to discuss suitable work opportunities that are specific to you and your needs.
Want to be a part of our team?
We have thousands of nursing & healthcare agency bookings available across the UK for experienced Nurses’. With a variety of locations available whether you’re looking for full time regular rotas or flexible shifts, we have the work for you!
Our Nurses are at the centre of everything we do. They help us to deliver the best possible care to our clients. In return, we offer you excellent benefits, such as:
· Excellent pay rates across the UK
· Advance & Block Bookings
· 24/7 support
· Revalidation and CPD support
· Specialist clinical training opportunities
If you would like to work alongside our fantastic team of specialist Nurses to support our clients, click on the link to view active current jobs and apply. A member of our team will contact you within hours.