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Senior Community Staff Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Bexley and Greenwich
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
We are seeking to appoint an innovativeCommunity Senior Staff Nurse. The post holder will support in the management of a District Nursingteam within the Bexleyor Greenwich directorate of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. We have vacancies in both boroughs so can accommodate preferences.

The successful candidates will be part of a progressive and supportive team located in South East London. Our District Nursing Service delivers care to a diverse population across the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, conscientious, adaptable manager and team player with highly developed nursing skills.

You must be able to work on your own initiative. Previous clinical team management experience is essential.

In our district nursing teams, due to the requirement to be able to travel between patients' homes in a timely manner, a full UK driver's licence is essential as well as access to a car for work purposes.

You will be committed to the development of the team through effective leadership and be given the opportunity to develop your own clinical skills through the delivery of a wide range of evidence based care and an active personal development plan.

These posts are not suitable for RMN or Learning Disability nurses.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead a team of nurses and support staff with the responsibility of managing the care for a defined caseload.

Community Nurses work as part of a team delivering high quality evidence-based nursing care to clients within their own home, residential homes and clinical environments. As part of a District Nursing team, you will have a role placing emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation as well as curative and palliative care.

The post holder is an autonomous practitioner and will assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care and also participate in the training of patients, relatives, carers, students, and other health care professionals.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, plan, implement and provide regular evaluation of health care needs in conjunction with patients, their carers, and other appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team.

Assist in the prioritisation, organisation and appropriate delegation of the responsibilities and workloads within the team will be required to ensure efficient and effective service provision
  • To support the Team lead in managing the caseload of patients within the practice population.
  • To be responsible for keeping up to date with current issues and events in Primary Health Care.
  • To actively participate and influence the developments of Community nursing services.
  • To provide support and health education programmes for patients and carers through effective interpersonal skills.
  • To work flexibly and relieve colleagues/ rotate within the trust as required and requested by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.
  • To work alongside other members of the multidisciplinary team e.g., attend meetings of Primary Health Care Team.
  • To ensure own mandatory training and team members mandatory training is kept up to date in line with Trust policies

Ability to use Information Technology including Word, email and the internet and RIO.

Participation in complaint investigations, when requested.

Management responsibilities

To actively participate in the management of the district nursing forum and appropriate delegation of the workload (clinical and non-clinical).

Provide support to the District Nursing Lead with all trust policies procedures and guidelines, including the Sickness and Absence policy.

Ensure Forum activity performance, KPIs and Clinical Indicators are collected and reported

Support the Forum Lead in ensuring data collection including audit is sent to the Heads of Integrated Teams

To report all clinical and non-clinical accidents or near misses promptly and when required, to co-operate with any investigation undertaken.

To ensure efficient and effective use of resources within own practice and within the team e.g., equipment, supplies and time.

To attend and participate in clinical supervision including regular 1:1s and PDRs

Ensure staffing prioritises of the forum via E-Rostering system managing sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, study leave, shift patterns and weekend cover.

Ensure staff maintain statutory and mandatory training

To understand and adhere with all trust policies procedures and guidelines and ensure other team members adhere with policies.

To promote the local and national priorities of health care delivery e.g. Long Term Conditions and National Service Frameworks.

Analyse and manage complex changing clinical situations.

Monitor the documentation and the standards of care provided by team members.

Assist in the development and monitoring of the quality of the nursing service and contribute to the development of quality measures.

Ensure the Forum Lead is informed of potential workload constraints, which may adversely affect the quality and level of service provided.

To maintain NMC registration.

Collate and return activity and key performance indicator data as required.

To input onto clinical systems

To be accountable to the District Nursing Lead and the Matron for District Nursing

Complies with NMC code of conduct and PREP requirements.

To act as a mentor/preceptor to new staff, junior staff, students and other nonqualified team members and support them to achieve their learning objectives.

To act as a role model for others, exhibiting high standards of professional behaviour at all times.

To provide, with the District Nursing Team lead, an effective learning environment and mentorship for all staff and for students in training ensuring their experience meets their learning needs.

To take a lead role in any audit or quality assurance projects as and when required.

To participate in the Personal Development Review (PDR) process and in so doing Identify training needs of the team and encourage access to professional development opportunities.

To actively participate in reviewing and developing policies to reflect changes within Primary Health Care delivery.

To actively participate in the facilitation of changes within Primary Health Care delivery

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse with a minimum of 2 years experience working as a Community Staff nurse with extensive clinical experience in a community setting


  • Practice Assessor Qualification



  • Experience of assessing and providing care to people with complex needs and long term conditions
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Evidence of leadership/experience of supporting staff



  • Complaint in Band 5 clinical skills competencies

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Bexley and Greenwich

Bexley and Greenwich

SE18 3RG

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