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Nurse Practitioner - Homeless & HIU service

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
21 May 2024
The Homeless Service is an excellent award-winning service (MBE award, two-time Winner of Lammy Award, Regional Winner of Health and Social Care Award for Improving Health and Reducing Inequalities, Winner of GSTT Care Award, Winner of Ab Fab Award) and friendly team delivering services to those experiencing homelessness. The post holder will be predominately working in non-NHS sites such as hostels, day centres and street nursing when required and will be expected to travel to the Gracefield Gardens office when needed and we offer flexible working opportunities.

We are currently recruiting to a Band 7 Nurse Practitioner (Adult) post. This post is to provide exceptional high-quality nursing care for those who are risk or homelessness or rough sleeping in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a marginalized cohort with complex needs, working in a multidisciplinary team with experts who are leaders in the specialty of Inclusion Health. The new team members will be supported by senior staff, who have many years of experience and knowledge. It is an exciting role that will ensure that vulnerable adults who are able to access the health and support they need. If you are interested in applying and would like to discuss the positions further please contact our team.

Advert closing: 19th May 2024 (Midnight)

Interview date: 29th May 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical leadership and management for Homeless & HIU service.

Direct supervision and support for Band 6 Adult Nurses

Running in-reach clinics at Hotels/hostels for the homeless

Health assessments - Treatment of minor ailments - administration of PGD medications

Referral into main stream services

Safe guarding referrals - high risk client group.

Vaccine administration

Advocating for individuals

Liaising with accommodation providers, Local authority and stakeholders.

Participating in the running and development of the inclusion service service.

Leading on key roles within the homeless team and participating, as a senior member of the team in the leadership and development of the whole team.

Supporting the service leads in up holding the 7 pillars of governance

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

The Band 7 nurse will work closely with the other band 7's to offer leadership and support to the whole team.

To work autonomously, managing a caseload of patients within the specialty whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care.

Demonstrate leadership of the Adult Nurses for the homeless directly supervising and managing Band 6 nurses on this part of the team.

Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in the specialty.

To interpret information and take appropriate action and to lead others to do the same.

Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.

Direct, support, encourage and advise clinical teams, by the provision of specialist knowledge and advice in the care of patients within the area.

Participate in the promotion of patient centred care, and establish and maintain a supportive relationship with the patient and their family during the period of assessment, treatment and after care.

Support and enable patients and carers to make informed decisions relating to their treatment and management.

Promote high quality clinical care, and assist in the development of the specialist service, through the use of evidence based practice and clinical standards.

Please see attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • BSc/1st degree/equivalent qualifications or experiance
  • Advanced nursing competencies (Minor ailments/advanced assesment)


  • Have or working towards a Masters degree
  • Nurse practitioner qualification
  • Evidence of recent updating in Health inclusion - providing service to marginalised groups.

Professional registration


  • RGN/RN - adult nurse (current registration)


  • Completed or working towards Registered Nurse Prescriber



  • oAbility to work as an autonomous practitioner being responsible and accountable for choices made
  • oComputer literate. Internet, email, Excel spreadsheet, Word, patient systems
  • oAble to independently run nurse-led clinic for clients, and manage client care as appropriate
  • oAble to work in partnership with and negotiate with a wide variety of partnership agencies, and other NHS providers


  • Previous experience of running audits with direct relevance to this clinical area
  • Demonstrated experience of managing clinical services in this clinical area



  • oAbility to deal with complaints sensitively avoiding escalation where possible
  • oAble to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • oLine management skills and service development


  • Considerable experience of working with those experiencing homelessness/addiction

Trust Values and Behaviour


  • Demonstrate Trust Values and Behaviour

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Gracefield Gardens HC

2-8 Gracefield Gardens


SW16 2ST

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