Band 5 Community Nurse - Islington Urgent Response and Recovery Team

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 34,089-41,498 per annum including HCAs
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
The post holder will work in the Islington Rapid Response and Virtual Ward (RRVW) team which is part of the wider multi-agency Islington Urgent Care Response service which supports hospital discharges and admission avoidance.

RRVW is co-located and integrated with therapy and adult social services colleagues and aims to respond to patient referrals in the community within 2 hours to prevent admission to hospital.

The post holder will primarily be working in Islington borough but may be required to see patients in other NCL boroughs.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide and assist with the health care of patients in community settings.
  • To be accountable for own nursing practice and work unsupervised and on own initiative, but to be responsible to the Rapid Response/ Virtual Ward (RRVW) Matron for all aspects of his/her work.
  • To deliver a high standard of comprehensive skilled and evidence-based nursing care to patients.
  • To be responsible for a delegated caseload of acute patients and provide case management under the guidance of the RRVW Leads.
  • To contribute to and be competent in the assessment of needs of the clients on all matters and to provide total patient care using evidence-based nursing models.
  • To assist patients, carer's and their families to identify health and well being goals.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To liaise with colleagues in AEC, A& E, wards and community settings, to ensure a multidisciplinary and seamless approach to patient care.
  • To be willing to extend his/her nursing knowledge/skills by undertaking further professional training that may be required in addition to keeping up to date with professional developments and which includes daily triage and anything which is highlighted in your appraisal.
  • To attend staff and other relevant meetings.
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous records are kept that ensure safety and continuity of patient care.
  • To be computer literate.
  • To ensure that all appointments and interventions are recorded accurately on appropriate database ie: Medway.
  • To utilise appropriate resources in the provision of total patient care.
  • To be aware of and act in accordance with agreed policy procedures legislation and NMC standards.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration


  • Further postgraduate certification



  • Experience and understanding of team work
  • Understanding of national infection control guidance



  • Prioritising and organising workload


  • Venepuncture
  • IV drug administration

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Hornsey Rise Health Centre


N19 3YU

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