Community Staff Nurse - Ampthill, Bedford

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an ambitious, dynamic, motivated, compassionate and enthusiastic Band 5 nurse to join our Mid West Beds Community Nursing team.

Main duties of the job

The post is to join the Community Nursing Team in Ampthill, who deliver responsive high quality nursing to patients in their own homes. We are passionate about patient centred care, support our nurses to lead and deliver excellent compassionate nursing and value our clinical teams as the heart of the NHS. You will work closely with members of the MDT to deliver care to patients with complex needs. You will be involved in Urgent Response and Virtual Wards, which are a focus for our community teams. The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff, who will make a positive contribution to the service. If you want a career which brings a new challenge every day, gives you the opportunity to test your ability to think quickly, solve problems, assess and treat patients within the place they call home, then Community Nursing could be the team for you. This is an exciting opportunity if you are thinking about joining community nursing or gaining new experiences. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated nurses. Experience in the field of adult community services is desirable but a willingness to learn and contribute is more important.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Service operates between 08.00 to 21.00 hours and successful candidates will work a variety of shifts, including weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Car driver and access to a car in order to carry out duties is essential. Post is permanent / fulltime.

Person Specification



  • oCurrent UK driving license and access to a car
  • oAbility to travel across sites and across Trust boundaries to meet patient needs and attend meetings, etc.

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • oRegistered General Nurse
  • oDemonstrate evidence-based practice and up-to-date clinical skills.


  • oEvidence of post-basic professional development
  • oPost-registration qualification in a relevant clinical field
  • oRelevant teaching/mentorship qualification or commitment to undertake
  • oPost-registration nursing experience, including community experience



  • oEvidence of and commitment to multi- professional working.
  • oUnderstanding of the interface between primary and secondary care.
  • oComprehensive understanding of the roles of others in health and social care

Knowledge and Skills


  • oLiterate in IT/Computer Skills
  • oEvidence of knowledge of clinical governance.
  • oKnowledge of the principles of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children.
  • oKnowledge of the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness.
  • oGood oral communication skills based on fluency in English language.


  • oDemonstrate an understanding of national government initiatives in health care.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Ampthill Health Centre


MK45 2SB

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