Homeless Health Senior Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a motivated, dynamic, and enthusiastic registered nurse with significant experience of working with people that are homeless or rough sleeping?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be involved in the process of re-establishing our specialist Homeless Health team. We have been awarded three years funding to continue the development of the service.

The Homeless Health Service provides enhanced inpatient care, and ensures safe, and sustainable hospital discharges that meets the needs of patient's currently experiencing homelessness.

You will contribute senior clinical knowledge and expertise in this specialist area through your clinical practice and through education and training. You be a role model for inclusion health practice in the organisation. You will line manage the Housing Officers in the team

Main duties of the job

The Homeless Health Team works in close partnership with the wards to identify people experiencing homelessness whilst they are in hospital, build therapeutic relationships with them, assist the ward multidisciplinary team to maximise the benefit of these admissions, and then support these vulnerable patients during and after discharge - ensuring that they are fully linked in to all the health care and support services they need when the team finally discharges them.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Nursing qualification
  • At least degree level education or equivalent
  • NMC approved mentorship course
  • Good clinical knowledge in inclusion health.
  • Good knowledge of the social determinants of heath and how this directly effects patients.


  • Leadership training.
  • Knowledge regarding the support options available for people experiencing homelessness in the local community.



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and manage highly complex information
  • Ability to use a wide variety of resources Microsoft programmes to develop team resources as necessary - e.g., leaflets, posters, PowerPoint presentations.
  • Ability to effectively use motivational interviewing techniques with clients.


  • Expert motivational interviewing skills.



  • Extensive clinical experience in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of being a role model for staff.
  • Experience of working successfully with patients with non-engagement issues.
  • Experience of maintaining boundaries


  • Extensive clinical experience in inclusion health
  • Experience of regularly using motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Experience of independently producing reports on team activity and performance

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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