community nurse jobs with Pulse

As a leading UK community nursing agency, Pulse offers a wide variety of temporary and permanent opportunities in community nursing. Find your ideal district nurse, health visitor, school nurse, healthcare assistant (HCA), and other community specialist role. We offer the widest choice of shifts across the NHS and private sector, so you can make your flexible community nursing job work for you.

Community nursing jobs

Explore our range of community nursing jobs across the UK. We have a wide range of temporary and permanent community and district nursing jobs available to apply for.

District Nurses – London

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced district and community Nurse in central London. Our District and community Nurses provide care to clients with a variety of needs…

Greater London
Temporary/ locum
£20.00 – £30.00 (Hourly)
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School Nurse – Hounslow

Pulse Nursing are looking for experienced School Nurses in Hounslow . Our school nurses provide care and support to children of the ages between 3-16. As a School nurse you will use…

London
Temporary/ locum
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Rapids Nurse – Enfield

Pulse Nursing are thrilled to be offering a variety of shifts in Enfield, London. Our Rapids nurses will help patients in need of immediate attention and support the Community with complex demands…

London
Temporary/ locum
£21.15 – £38.51 (Hourly)
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Rapid Response – Shropshire

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced Community Nurses in Shropshire . Our Community Nurses provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their home environment throughout…

Shropshire
Permanent
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Rapid Response Nurse – Richmond

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced Rapid Response Nurses at Richmond in Richmond, London. Our Rapid Response Nurse’s provide care to clients with a variety of needs…

London
Temporary/ locum
£20.00 – £30.50 (Hourly)
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Rapid Response- Islington

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced Rapid Response at in London Islington. Our Rapid Response provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their home…

London
Temporary/ locum
£19.00 – £27.00 (Hourly)
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Rapid Response- Islington

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced Rapid Response at in London Islington. Our Rapid Response provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their home…

Greater London
Temporary/ locum
£19.00 – £31.00 (Hourly)
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Rapid Response – Enfield

  Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced Rapid Response at Enfield in London. Our Rapid Response provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their…

London
Temporary/ locum
£19.00 – £30.00 (Hourly)
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Rapid Response at in London Haringey

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced Rapid Response at in London Haringey. Our Rapid Response provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their home…

London
Temporary/ locum
£19.00 – £31.00 (Hourly)
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District Nursing – Bristol

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced District Nurses  in Bristol. Our Community Nurses provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their home environment throughout…

Bristol
Temporary/ locum
£22.00 – £34.60 (Hourly)
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District Nurse – Wood Green

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced District Nurse in Wood Green, Our District Nurses provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their home environment…

London
Temporary/ locum
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District Nurse – Walsall

Pulse Nursing are offering a variety of day shifts for experienced district Nurse in Walsall. Our District Nurses provide care to clients with a variety of needs within their home environment throughout…

West Midlands
Temporary/ locum
£17.50 – £29.00 (Hourly)
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Community nursing jobs FAQs

What’s the difference between a community nurse and a district nurse?

The difference between community and district nurses is that a district nurse must complete additional training to become a specialist community practitioner. A community nurse, as mentioned above, provides a wide range of care to people in their community, like at their home or a nearby clinic. However, those in district nurse jobs are registered nurse who specialises in providing care to patients in their home and they typically work with patients who are recovering from long term illness or injury.

In summary, a district nurse specialises more in providing care to patients in their home, rather than the community as a whole.

What does a community nurse do?

A community nurse provides nursing care to patients outside of a hospital, for example in their home, clinics, and care homes. This includes assessment, treatment, monitoring and support. Community nurses often attend to patients who have trouble reaching a hospital, for instance if they are elderly or disabled. They’re crucial in helping to reduce hospital admissions by keeping patients in their own homes.

Community nurse jobs offer a great deal of autonomy as they manage their workload each day. Duties they may perform on a day-to-day basis are:

  • Checking patients’ vital signs
  • Giving medication and injections
  • Dressing and cleaning wounds
  • Managing patients’ general health and wellbeing
  • Setting up intravenous therapy (such as drips)
  • Monitoring ongoing care plans and creating long-term care plans
  • Cooperating with fellow local healthcare professionals
  • Educating and supporting patients’ families to help them navigate the patients’ condition and needs
How do you become a community nurse?

All registered nurses need to complete an undergraduate degree, which will usually take you three years to complete. Depending on your experience or learning preferences, you could complete a Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA), or you could work towards this role. RNDAs take four years to complete and are employer-led. If you want to complete a community nurse degree apprenticeship, it is important you understand that you will need to apply for an apprentice position with a health care provider. There may be opportunities for you to complete specialist training courses for this specialism, however, not every role requires you to complete them. Sometimes they may help you to progress through the pay bands.

Note that different healthcare providers will have their own job requirements, we advise you to research these before beginning your training.

Why find your next community nursing job with Pulse?

Are you thinking of applying for community nursing jobs? At Pulse, we put candidates and their careers first. We support candidates like you to reach their potential and exceed their career goals.

We offer a diverse range of locum and permanent positions in the NHS and private service providers, including exclusive opportunities that are only accessible through Pulse. Our rewards and benefits are second to none, making your career with us like no other.

How much does a community nurse earn?

The starting salary for an entry-level community nurse job is around £28,000, which equates to band 5 for newly qualified nurses in the NHS. The average salary for a community nurse job is in the region of £40,000. However, like all salaries, this can vary depending on several factors, including location, experience, and the type of contract and organisation you work for.

Community nurses can start on higher salaries than general nurses because they typically need more experience and qualifications. For example, community nurses may complete a district nursing course that will move them up to band six, once they have secured a position as a district nurse.

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