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Senior Community Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Redbridge Ilford
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Senior Community Nurses to join our Integrated Teams in Redbridge.

Thesuccessful candidateswill be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work. These are the 5P's:
  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice

Thesuccessful candidateswill be a Registered Nurse (RN12-NMC) responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage, plan and deliver care, including being professionally and legally accountable.

Thesuccessful candidateswill support their peers and team leader and be an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative. They will supervise pre-registration students. They will have a commitment to collaborative working actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will lead and manage a Community Nursing Team, geographically aligned to GP practices and be responsible for the management of a caseload ensuring the provision of a high standard of nursing care to patients and their families in the community. He/She will work as part of the integrated primary/community health care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies he/she will deliver individualised care to patients. The district nurse works without direct supervision and provides leadership to the community nursing team.

Applications are welcome fromnurses currently undertaking the Band 6 Development Program.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Evidence of professional up-dating
  • Willing to undertake the band 6 development programme


  • Relevant post registration course and experience e.g. Palliative Care, Diabetes and Tissue Viability
  • Mentor Qualification
  • NMP/Community Prescriber



  • Has experience of team working that will assist the individual to manage an effective team
  • Interagency and collaborative working
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing individuals
  • Providing complex packages of care


  • 2 years post community nursing experience
  • Ability to manage staff conflict and difficult situations
  • Experience of ensuring practice is based on sound evidence and clinical audit



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • Awareness of the content and application in practice of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • A good range of clinical skills, including assessment
  • Understand the importance of chronic disease management and rehabilitation in the community



  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise and work in a self-directed way
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise and work in a self-directed way

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

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust



Redbridge Ilford

E18 2QS

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