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Band 6-Community Nurses

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 pro rata per annum incl HCAS ( Outer London)
Closing date
22 May 2024
? To work as part of a community integrated service that is responsive to the needs of housebound patients within a define caseload.? To reduce inappropriate hospital admissions, minimise hospital lengths of stay and support vulnerable clients at home by undertaking comprehensive holistic assessment and care plans in order to facilitate and coordinate packages of care in partnership with GPs, patients, healthand social care colleagues.? Work closely with aligned GP surgeries, Clinical Commissioning Group and all relevant primary and secondary care and social care professionals, voluntary agencies and London Ambulance Service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a multi-professional team managing a GP-aligned caseload of patients in the community, ensuring the needs of the patients are identified and met. Promoting the independence of patients, assisting them to maintain/or improve their own physical, psychological and social well-being.

Please note that we have a number of permanent and fixed term posts across the London borough of Sutton within Sutton Health & Care

We are looking for enthusiastic community nurses to join us in our community nursing services within the London borough of Sutton. You will need to be passionate about delivering exceptional holistic health care, supporting patients to remain independent and avoiding unnecessary hospital admission.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Previous experience of community nursing is preferable. You will work directly with patients, their families and our multidisciplinary services to plan and facilitate the delivery of holistic evidence based care.

Sutton Health and Care is a pioneering partnership made up of the GP federation in Sutton, the London Borough of Sutton, South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust and Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

We offer flexible shift patterns and encourage informal visits.

We are a 7 day extended hours service working Monday to Sunday, 7am - 7pm including weekends and bank holidays.

Access to own vehicle for use at work is essential.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues across South West London, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Act as an autonomous practitioner, responsible for the management of an assigned caseload and associated activities with the support of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

Appraise the working practices of the team with the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to improve standards of care in line with best practice.

Provide high quality, comprehensive holistic assessment (including physical assessment) and treatments for patients and their families referred to the service utilising a Single Assessment Process to achieve person centred care. Provide assessments of risk and complex situations as required, utilising knowledge and skills to interpret and make accurate analysis of patients and carers needs.

To work closely and communicate effectively with all members of the Primary Health Care team, ensuring attendance at MDT meetings, participating in multidisciplinary working with internal and external agencies and partners.

Manage the assessment, risk assessment, supply, review and safety of equipment used to support nursing care in the homes of patients.

Responsible for the day to day management of a nursing team allocating duties and work and providing clinical support and leadership, prioritising workload demands and allocating resources as appropriate.

Assist in the professional development of junior team members within the team by ensuring that all staff have a yearly appraisal and development plan and implement the process for performance monitoring with the support of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

Maintain clear, concise and up-to-date records of care. Undertake data collection as required by the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Ensure that all team members comply with their obligations to maintain data through RiO.

Be responsible for prescribing such treatments as are deemed professionally appropriate in line with the Nurse Prescribing Formulary and Trust Protocols for nurse prescribing.

Provide patients and carers with details of health care information and how they may access services. Act as a patient advocate, if required.

Be proactive in offering health promotion and participate in health promotion activities, including health needs assessment for the caseload and local population.

To participate in clinical supervision, appraisal and in-service training as identified on own personal development plan.

To manage complaints as delegated by the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

Research and Development

Contribute to the development of new nursing knowledge.

Support the implementation of evidence-based practice.

Professional Responsibilities

Supervise and teach pre-registration students allocated to the team, providing mentorship and leadership as and when required.

To contribute to the development of evidence-based practice using audit and other tools including user and stakeholder feedback.

To keep a personal professional profile of study in line with NMC requirements.

To identify own training needs to maintain and develop clinical skills and practice in line with NMC Fitness to Practice.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Qualified RGN with current registration with NMC


  • Mentorship course



  • Multidisciplinary team work
  • Experience in managing the needs of complex patients
  • Experience of conflict management
  • Care Planning


  • Experience in working in a community setting
  • Experience of mentoring students

Skills/Abilities/ Knowledge


  • Ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Insight into current issues relating to delivery of community/primary care

Other requirements


  • Car owner/driver insured for business use

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust





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