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District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse Band 6

Employer
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Barking & Dagenham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 plus HCAS per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for District Nurses to join our Integrated Teams in Barking and Dagenham.

Thesuccessful candidateswill be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work. These are the 5P's:
  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse (RN12-NMC) responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage, plan and deliver care, including being professionally and legally accountable.

The successful candidates will support their peers and team leader and will 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.

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 https://www.capitalnurselondon.co.uk/how-to-apply/. 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 holders 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. He/She will work as part of the integrated primary/community health care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies he/she will deliver individualised care to patients. The district nurse works without direct supervision and provides leadership to the community nursing team.

Applications are welcome fromnurses currently undertaking the Band 6 Development Program.

About us

Starting with NELFTNELFT 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.

COVID-19 VaccinationWe 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 PeriodThis 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).High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum).

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • District nurse qualification, certificate, DiP, Degree
  • Current NMC Registration Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse/Prescriber/Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Evidence of professional up-dating


Desirable

  • Relevant post registration course and experience e.g. Palliative Care, Diabetes and Tissue Viability
  • Mentor Qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Has experience of team working that will assist the individual to manage an effective team
  • Interagency and collaborative working
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing individuals
  • Providing complex packages of care


Desirable

  • 3 years post registration experience
  • Ability to manage staff conflict and difficult situations
  • Experience of ensuring practice is based on sound evidence and clinical audit


Knowledge

Essential

  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • Awareness of the content and application in practice of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • A good range of clinical skills, including assessment
  • Understand the importance of chronic disease management and rehabilitation in the community


Skills

Essential

  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise and work in a self-directed way
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise and work in a self-directed way


Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

Barking & Dagenham

Barking & Dagenham

RM8 2EQ

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