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Community Staff Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Being a driver and having a car that can be utilised for work purposes is essential.

We are currently looking to employ a Band 5 Community Nurse for our Epping Locality Community team.

Community nursing works closely with GP's, other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide an excellent standard of person centred nursing care to adult patients in their own homes supporting them to self-manage where possible.

The community team of West Essex is part of the wider Hertfordshire, West Essex Integrated Care System supporting Out of Hospital Care to support West Essex Residents. The post holder will be working as part of the multidisciplinary team supporting the Epping North and LBC Primary Care Network with a focus on prevention of admissions and facilitating hospital discharges.

As a community nurse you will develop expertise in wound care, supporting patients with long term conditions, palliative and end of life care among other skills.

The community nursing service is commissioned to provide services between 0700am and 2300pm, seven days a week, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Applicants will be required to work a shift pattern within these hours as part of the role although flexibility is taken into consideration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients within the Team Leader's sphere of care.

The post holder works without direct supervision and is responsible for nursing care for the geographical area including weekends and evenings.

The community team of West Essex is part of the wider Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System supporting Out of Hospital Care to support West Essex Residents. The post holder will be working as part of the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams supporting the Epping North and LBC (Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell) Primary Care Networks with a focus on prevention of admissions and facilitating hospital discharges

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Takes responsibility for a patient or a defined group of patients within their own homes or elsewhere as defined by the Senior Nurse.

Undertake comprehensive nursing assessments to identify the patients physical and environmental needs.

Plans, evaluates and prioritises interventions and care for patients within his/her sphere of responsibility.

Leads the clinical nursing management of the caseloads most dependent patients. Determines, in liaison with the Senior Nurse the frequency, type and monitors the efficacy of patient care offered.

Regularly review caseload patient care, informing the Senior Nurse of any changes made.

Establish priorities in his/her workload organising his/her workload to make effective use of time.

To act up in the Senior Nurses absence.

Responsible for the delivery of nursing care for a geographical area including weekends and evenings

The post holder will be directly involved with a variety of patients on a day to day basis offering direct and indirect care, i.e. personal care and advice by other means.

Participate in evidence-based practice.

Liaise with other agencies and members of Primary Health Care Team and secondary care.

Actively promote, develop and support working with the GP Practice and take part in joint initiatives to help meet health targets.

Provide clinical leadership to newly qualified/newly appointed staff and Health Care Assistant team colleagues.

Provide area Staff Nurse and Health Care Assistant supervision as and when required.

Provide professional support (formal and informal) to staff, carers and family members in residential homes as required.

Annual leave and study leave to be negotiated with the Team Leader.

Person Specification



  • Palliative Care experience
  • Catheter care experience
  • Wound Care experience


  • Continuing Healthcare experience
  • Compression Bandage skills

Driving License/Car Driver


  • Driving license to be used in the UK
  • Access to car for working purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Epping Locality


CM16 6TN

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