Medacs Healthcare

Community Nursing

As a leading UK nursing agency, we have a dedicated community nursing team that specialises in placing general community nurses in specially selected roles throughout England. With a wide variety of bookings available in community teams, we have community nursing roles to suit your lifestyle. Whether you prefer full or part-time work, we can cater to your needs with a wide variety of exciting opportunities. 

We are also able to support general nurses looking to transition to community nursing with their career progression. Along with the help of our expert team, you can explore what exciting assignment opportunities exist as you prepare to make the transition. There really has never been a better time to join the Medacs Healthcare family. 

Click on the following links to learn more about community nursing at Medacs Healthcare:

Registration Requirements

In order to register for community nursing work in England or Wales, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A current NMC pin, or in the process of gaining one
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence and own or have access to a car
  • Have previous community/district nursing experience

The Ideal Candidate

Community nursing can be a demanding profession, but the rewards are well worth the effort. As specialists in placing community nurses, we are constantly looking to recruit candidates who strive for excellence and demonstrate the key values and behaviours of an exemplary district nurse, including showing care, compassion, competence and courage.

You will provide a variety of services to patients within their own homes, including taking urine and blood samples, administering medications and injections, recording blood pressure, dressing wounds or setting up drips. You will also be responsible for assessing the patient's situation, ensuring they have responded well to treatment and contacting other services when help is required. 

We currently have a huge demand for community nurses, so if you feel you are able to match this description, a career with Medacs Healthcare is tailor-made for you.

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Benefits

As well as having a dedicated community nursing team that understands how nurses like you like to work and what the job market has to offer, there are many more reasons to join our agency nursing family. These include:

  • Competitive pay rates –all pay rates include holiday pay
  • Next-day payroll - submit your timesheet by 3pm and get paid the following day
  • Faster registration - with a one-stop registration, interview and compliance process, you can start your first shift in as little as ten days
  • Support with revalidation and appraisals - follow our step-by-step revalidation guide
  • Volume and variety – thousands of shifts available across NHS and private healthcare providers
  • Choice of payment options – PAYE, umbrella and limited company
  • £50 joining bonus – terms apply
  • Dedicated 24/7 support – your own dedicated consultant during the day and friendly, professional support from our out-of-hours team at night
  • Flexible shift options – ad hoc and block bookings available
  • Excellent referral scheme - receive £250 each time you refer a nurse, terms apply
  • Free mandatory training
  • View payments anytime - access payslips and lots more with your secure online personal login

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Role Information 

Profession:

Community (District) Nurse

Governing body: 

NMC

The role:

Community nurses play a vital role in providing healthcare outside of a hospital environment. Nurses are expected to provide care, support and advice to patients of all ages, as well as liaising with family members. Daily tasks may include cleaning and dressing wounds, administering medication and aiding with physical examinations.

Core skill:
 

You will need to possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to solve problems and excellent judgement. You will need to be able to connect with your patients and their families by demonstrating genuine empathy and compassion.  

In addition, you will also require the following skills:

  • Excellent listening and observational skills,
  • The ability to work well with others
  • A knowledge of medicine and dentistry,
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Sensitivity and patience
  • Quick decision making

Common working environments: 

The role of community nurse offers an engaging and diverse landscape. You will be required to work in a variety of settings including in patients’ homes, residential care homes and health centres. You may be required to treat patients of all ages in rural and urban areas, depending on the nature and location your role.

Typical team set up: 

Depending on the nature and location of your role, community nurses can work as part of a team or on a one-to-one basis with patients and their families. Liaising with doctors regarding patients’ health is also a major part of the role.

Contact Our Community Nursing Team

To register your interest or learn more about the full range of opportunities we have to offer, contact our friendly and experienced community nursing team via email: nursejobs@medacs.com or call 0800 442 207 during office hours. Alternatively, complete the form below:

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