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District Nurse / Senior Community Nurse - Thurrock ICT

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (plus 5% HCAS) pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
NELFT are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 6 District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse to join our integrated community team in Thurrock.

The service currently operates from 0700 - 1900 hrs including regular weekends on a rota basis. The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work.

The 5P's are: o Putting people firsto Prioritising qualityo Being progressive, innovative and continually improveo Being professional and honesto Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will 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.The post holder 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.

The post holder will work as part of the integrated care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies. The caseload manager works without direct supervision and provides leadership to the community nursing team.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We 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 Period

This 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 NELFT

NELFT 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 - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Has experience of team working that will assist the individual to manage an effective work
  • Minimum 1 year post registration community nursing experience


  • 3 years post registration experience
  • Experience of ensuring practice is based on sound evidence and clinical audit



  • Evidence of teaching and assessing learners



  • Experience of interagency collaborative working



  • Excellent range of clinical skills
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills



  • Demonstrates an importance of the supervision and appraisal process


  • Ability to manage staff conflict and difficult situations

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Gifford House, Thurrock Hospital

Long Lane


RM16 2PX

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