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Community Nurse - Unplanned Care - Rapid Response Nursing

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Barnet Unplanned Integrated service works primarily as an admission avoidance service reducing the number of patients sent to hospital Emergency departments. We receive referrals from GP, LAS, 111, Residential and Nursing Homes to prevent admission of patients and support immediate discharge home from the emergency departments.

The Unplanned service also supports the early discharge home of patients on the D2A pathway 1 taking patients from the local acute hospitals.

We are a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Support Workers, and Technical Instructors with administrator support. This is an expanding admissions avoidance service working with both the primary care and the acute sectors to support and deliver treatment to patients in their own home. We are currently looking for a motivated and committed Band 6 nurses to join our team.

Candidates should be experienced nurse with sound clinical knowledge and proven experience in acute and community clinical environments. You will need to be adaptable to operate in a fast moving environment and have the clinical skills and ability to function as a lone worker in a larger team. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and the ability to provide care as determined by the clinical assessments. Candidates will have undertaken professional development and have extended nursing skills, with evidence to support this.

Main duties of the job

CLCH offers excellent training opportunities and we can support staff to complete the Non-Medical Prescribing course and Advanced Nurse practitioner course. The role requires travel around the local community you will need to have a full drivers licence and access to a car. The service covers 8am - 10pm working 7 days per week. The shift patterns are 8am - 4pm and 2pm - 10pm fulltime including weekend working

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver high quality, skilled nursing care to patients at home and provide rapid response, rehabilitative and post-acute care in a variety of community settings including weekends and bank holidays. The service operates through agreed shift patterns spanning 8am - 10pm 7 days a week.

To utilize specialist skills and knowledge to holistically assess needs and provide short term programme of nursing care for vulnerable adults based on evidence based practice.

To focus on service priorities of admissions avoidance and timely supported discharge.

To take responsibility for managing the caseload and the team, with the support of the Team Leader.

To supplement locality based planned care team and other health services when acute or concentrated nursing care is required.

To actively participate in service development activities. Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Full, valid UK driving licence
  • Evidence of recent and continuing post-registration professional education and training


  • Experience of working in Primary Care/ Accident & Emergency.
  • Experience of assessing and providing quality care to people with Long Term Conditions
  • Qualifications in Community and/ or Accident and Emergency Nursing.
  • Qualification in teaching or practice based learning.
  • Physical Clinical Assessment Skills Course or willingness to undertake the course
  • Nurse prescribing qualification



  • Evidence of recent substantial post-registration nursing experience
  • Extensive range of clinical skills and experience including IV therapy, o venepuncture, cannulation, rehabilitation
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team o Experience of working with people with complex health needs
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and co-ordinating daily activities on a regular basis
  • Experience of undertaking comprehensive health needs assessment and writing care plans


  • Experience of implementing evidence-based care in practice

Skills and Knowledge


  • Has high level of competence in a range of clinical skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Able to work without direct supervision, planning and prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely
  • o Ability to work under pressure o Ability to risk assess a situation and act appropriately
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to identify own and others learning and development needs and actively seek ways to meet those needs
  • Basic IT skills including use of Microsoft Office package and email
  • Principles of care for patients with long term conditions, relevant NSFs and other national standards
  • NMC Code of Professional Conduct and application to practice
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Primary Health Care - structures and roles (overview)
  • The audit process
  • Applying evidence based care into practice
  • The principles of clinical governance and application to practice
  • Clinical supervision - purpose and application
  • Managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • How equal opportunities can be implemented in practice


  • Able to lead and motivate a team



  • Able to carry out the duties of the post with or without adaptations o Able to travel around the district (car/bike/public transport/foot)
  • Able to work flexible shifts o Able to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated the Trust's Values and Behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate excellence in Customer Service o Able to meet the required IT Skills for the post
  • Car Driver owner with UK licence

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Edgware Community Hospital, 2 nd Floor Westgate House, Edgware



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