Community Staff Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Being a driver and having a car that can be utilised for work purposes is essential.

Previous applicants need not apply

Are you a qualified nurse who enjoys working in partnership with patients and their families? Would you like to work in a Trust graded as Outstanding by the CQC for the End of Life care provided?

We are currently looking to employ a Band 5 Community Nurse for our Uttlesford Locality Community team.

Community nursing works closely with GP's, other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide an excellent standard of person centered nursing care to adult patients in their own homes supporting them to self-manage where possible.

The community team of West Essex is part of the wider Hertfordshire, West Essex Integrated Care System supporting Out of Hospital Care to support West Essex Residents. The post holder will be working as part of the Primary Care Aligned Team (PACT) supporting the Uttlesford Primary Care Network with a focus on prevention of admissions and facilitating hospital discharges.

As a community nurse you will develop expertise in wound care, supporting patients with long term conditions, palliative and end of life care among other skills.

The community nursing service is commissioned to provide services between 0700am and 2300pm, seven days a week, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Applicants will be required to work a shift pattern within these hours as part of the role although flexibility is taken into consideration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for assessment of care needs, developments, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients within the Team Leader's sphere of care.

The post holder works without direct supervision and is responsible for nursing care for the geographical area including weekends and evenings. Geographical area to include North and South Uttlesford, Harlow and Epping.

The community team of West Essex is part of the wider Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System supporting Out of Hospital Care to support West Essex Residents. The post holder will be working as part of the Primary Care Aligned Team (PACT) supporting the Uttlesford South Primary Care Networks with a focus on prevention of admissions and facilitating hospital discharges

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Clinical & Professional Duties

  • Takes responsibility for a patient or a defined group of patients within their own homes or elsewhere as defined by the Senior Nurse.
  • Undertake comprehensive nursing assessments to identify the patients physical and environmental needs.
  • Plans, evaluates and prioritises interventions and care for patients within his/her sphere of responsibility.
  • Leads the clinical nursing management of the caseloads most dependent patients. Determines, in liaison with the Senior Nurse the frequency, type and monitors the efficacy of patient care offered.
  • Regularly review caseload patient care, informing the Senior Nurse of any changes made.
  • Establish priorities in his/her workload organising his/her workload to make effective use of time.
  • To act up in the Senior Nurses absence.
  • Responsible for the delivery of nursing care for a geographical area including weekends and evenings.

  • Patient/Client Care
  • Post holder will be directly involved with a variety of patients on a day to day

  • basis offering direct and indirect care, i.e. personal care and advice by other means.
  • Participate in evidence-based practice.

  • Communication Skills
  • Liaise with other agencies and members of Primary Health Care Team and secondary care.
  • Actively promote, develop and support working with the GP Practice and take part in joint initiatives to help meet health targets.
  • Provide clinical leadership to newly qualified/newly appointed staff and Health Care Assistant team colleagues.
  • Provide area Staff Nurse and Health Care Assistant supervision as and when required.
  • Provide professional support (formal and informal) to staff, carers and family members in residential homes as required.
  • Annual leave and study leave to be negotiated with the Team Leader.

  • Education and Research
  • To supervise the delivery of care by other staff, including students, in order to meet the identified patient needs, according to staff competencies.
  • To contribute and participate in orientation programmes for new staff.
  • Actively promote health issues at appropriate opportunities and participate in Health Promotion campaigns sponsored by the Trust.
  • Participate in the training of students and undertake appraisal when required.
  • To participate in further education as appropriate and can be responsible for own professional development.
  • To proactively participate in the teams health and safety management of team members, patients and general public.
  • To participate in clinical supervision sessions on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of an active use of research in nursing intervention.
  • Require to teach, demonstrate to Carers, Multi-disciplinary Team, patients and/or their families as necessary.

  • Managerial Responsibilities
  • Deputise for the District Nursing Sister where appropriate, ensuring that the provision and supervision of nursing care is met.
  • With the support of the District Nursing Sister or Scheduled Care Manager provide information/investigate complaints as required and assist in taking appropriate action to reduce further occurrence.
  • Ensure equipment is regularly maintained.

  • Finance and Physical Resources
  • Be aware of financial considerations and make judgements to maximise cost effectiveness and cost efficiency.

  • Information Management
  • To have basic I.T skills.
  • Accurately and systematically record information
  • Input data and information accurately.
  • Ensure the necessary precautions are adhered when transferring information, only disclosing patient identifiable information in line with Caldicott and the Data Protection Act

  • Policy/Service Development
  • Ensure all trust policies and procedures are implemented by staff,

  • recommending and negotiating changes as necessary.

    Freedom To Act
  • To organise own work and manage own workload and practice, identifying and maintaining supportive networks for self and relevant staff members.
  • The post holder will at times be required to work unsupervised.
  • To work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Professional practice acting as an accountable role model through provision of professional leadership and demonstration of competent practice.

  • Effort and Environment
  • Manage work load effectively.
  • Ensure that the environment is safe and is an area that is conducive for learning and for patient care.

  • Physical Effort
  • To work within an environment where competing demands from staff and patients results in an unpredictable work pattern.
  • To carry out client assessments or treatment with moderate physical effort.
  • To be prepared to work within an environment where one may be exposed to aggressive behaviour at any time.
  • To work within an environment where one is regularly exposed to unpleasant wound or odours, and bodily fluid.


    In addition to the above duties you will also be expected to perform the below key activities in line with your job role;
    • Complete mandatory training in line with Trust policy and procedures
    • To participate in the staff appraisal process and to undertake for any staff you manage
    • To keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy
    • To provide management supervision where appropriate
    • You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7-day a week for 365 days a year working shifts, where appropriate and operationally required.

    Person Specification



    • Palliative Care experience
    • Catheter care experience
    • Wound Care experience


    • Continuing Healthcare experience
    • Compression Bandage skills

    Driving License/Car Driver


    • Driving license to be used in the UK
    • Access to car for working purposes

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