Community nurses assess patients and provide nursing care that
allows them to remain in their own homes, maintain their independence, or have
additional support after discharge from hospital. A Community nurse will work
as part of a team providing wound care, catheter care, palliative care and
administer a range of medications, including IVs within the patient’s home.
They also train carers and family members to undertake a range of health care
interventions if individuals cannot do this for themselves. As well as
treatment, a community nurse can offer advice and support with a range of
health concerns and long term conditions and will refer to other organisations
according to patient’s individual needs. Community Nurses can specialise in
different areas such as palliative care, diabetes, heart failure, ear care and
continence care. A community nurse will often be involved in general health
promotion work such as the annual Flu vaccination campaign.
have any questions please contact the Recruitment Team on firstname.lastname@example.org