Sister/Charge Nurse-Rapid Assessment Team

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Bedfordshire wide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a Band 6 Community Nurse who would like to join our dynamic team? We are seeking an ambitious, motivated, compassionate and experienced Band 6 nurse to support the changing face of community health care. As part of the Urgent Community Response and virtual ward initiative, your role will be essential in providing efficient, integrated, urgent care to our patients with care and respect.

You will be working as part of the Rapid Assessment Team to triage and assess referrals into the service; You will be accountable for initial history taking, clinical assessment, triage and onward referral.

Through face to face patient visits you will undertake a full holistic assessment, plan care with the patient at the centre and undertake physical examination of the patient with undifferentiated conditions.

Main duties of the job

You will be working closely with other members of the MDT and partners to formulate a management plan that will support the patient to remain in the community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with community experience, who is passionate about delivering high quality care. Excellent communication, time management skills and sound clinical knowledge, is essential. A flexible approach is required to accommodate the changing needs of the service along with the drive to influence service development.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff, who will make a positive contribution to the service, in return we offer excellent development opportunities and training that can be directed towards your needs/goals. You will have regular supervision, mentorship and support from within the Rapid Assessment Team and the Trust.

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

  • Support the provision of community nursing care within the Integrated Community Nursing Team, providing scheduled and unscheduled care, to the house bound population of Bedfordshire.
  • Respond to urgent / unplanned care within the Community Nursing Service by prioritising, visiting or allocating patient visits as required using clinical skills and knowledge, supporting community nursing teams when
  • Work in partnership with other colleagues across primary and secondary care and other related services in order to provide a holistic care package designed to meet the specific needs of the individual, to facilitate hospital discharge and or prevent unnecessary hospital
  • Work with the team lead in providing clinical leadership within the Community Nursing Service, providing line management and team support when
  • Work with other agencies to deliver strategic national and local health

You must have a driving license and have access to a vehicle in order to carry out your duties.

You will be required to work a shift pattern covering 7 days a week.

Service hours are 08:00 21:00 with the core service hours being 09:00 19:00

Post is permanent / fulltime.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Demonstrate evidence-based practice and up-to-date clinical skills
  • Relevant teaching/mentoring qualification and evidence of teaching skills



  • Significant/recent experience working at a high level (Band 6 or above)
  • Experience of triage


  • Community Experience
  • Experience of working in a telephone triage/ complex call centre environment such as NHS 111

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to remain calm whilst working under pressure
  • Sympathetic, respectful and caring approach to others
  • Evidence of and commitment to multi-professional working


  • Knowledge of Local Services
  • Knowledge of the principles of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children

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