Community Staff Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an ambitious, dynamic, motivated, compassionate and enthusiastic Band 5 nurse to join our Community Nursing team in Beds. The post is to join Biggleswade Community Nursing Team in the Sandy and Potton areas of Mid Beds. We are passionate about patient centred care, support our nurses to lead and deliver excellent and compassionate nursing and value our clinical teams as the real heart of the NHS. You will work closely with other members of the MDT to deliver care to patients with complex needs. 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 an enthusiastic and motivated nurse. You will be involved in Urgent Response and Virtual Wards. Experience in the field of adult community services is desirable but a willingness to learn and contribute is more important. 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 service duties is essential. Post is permanent.

Main duties of the job

Work as an autonomous practitioner to provide nursing care to patients in their own home.

The post holder will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individualised nursing care in a range of settings.

The post holder will provide health education to enable patients to self-manage, and achieve optimum independence following deterioration or a period of ill health.

To participate in the training of students, the induction of new staff and others that have contact with our services.

The post holder will be required to support the senior nursing team in the maintenance of efficient and effective delivery of services.

The post holder may be required to take responsibility for the team and caseload in the absence of senior staff.

Use a broad range of nursing knowledge, interventions and skills, to prevent, where possible and appropriate, an unnecessary admission to hospital.

Develop good communication links with patients and carers and joint working with other services across professional and organisational boundaries in order to provide a patient centered, holistic and seamless service.

The post holder will be required to travel throughout the service area according to the needs of the service e.g. Bedfordshire, Newham and Tower hamlets.

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

Please could you kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Demonstrate evidence-based practice and up-todate clinical skills.


  • Evidence of post-basic professional development
  • Post-registration qualification in a relevant clinical field.
  • Relevant teaching/mentorship qualification or ? commitment to undertake
  • Post-registration nursing experience, including community experience



  • Evidence of and commitment to multi-professional working.
  • Understanding of the interface between primary and secondary care.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the roles of ? others in health and social care

Knowledge and Skills


  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Evidence of knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children.
  • Knowledge of the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness.
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency in English language


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

Freedom to Act


  • Work within clearly defined clinical and professional policies
  • Ability to work independently seeking appropriate support and advice as necessary.
  • Works within codes of practice and professional guidelines

Physical/Men tal and Emotional Effort


  • Ability to mobilise and stands for most of shift and kneels and crouches to deliver clinical care e.g. dress wounds.
  • Ability to concentrate on providing clinical care such as drug calculations, carrying out tests and managing interruptions and unpredictable patient/client /carer behavior
  • Occasional distressing or emotional circumstances such as imparting unwelcome news, care of terminally ill or safeguarding issues
  • Post holder could work in occasional unpleasant conditions during home visits and could come across unpleasant body odours, dust, noise/ Body fluid or even verbal aggressions



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

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


Biggleswade Health Centre

Saffron Road


SG18 8DJ

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