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Community Nurse Facilitator

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 plus HCAS per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024
Are you interested in supporting and developing teams within Community Health and Social Care services in Barking and Dagenham?

The Community Nurse Facilitator post is an exciting post incorporating leadership and workforce development within Barking & Dagenham.Barking and Dagenham is a great place to live and work - a thriving community with an abundance of amenities and good transport links. You can find out more about the area and the services that we provide to local residents on our careers website -

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the Community Nurse Lead Facilitator supporting community nursing staff across Barking & Dagenham with their practice competencies. Facilitating and educating in practice is a key element of this role.

The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist advice and support, supervision and training to the teams to ensure the smooth delivery of high quality care. He/she will support and improve the learning in clinical practice for new to the role RN's, band 3 & 4 apprentices, Health Care Support Workers and newly qualified DN's to the Community Health and Social Care Service (CHSCS) teams across Barking & Dagenham, providing robust clinical support through competency based supervision.

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.

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 with a minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum (pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Please ensure you meet the person specifications and have the relevant qualifications required for the role.

The successful applicant must be flexible, a car driver, a good team worker, used to working under pressure, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and other members of the MDT.

Person Specification



  • 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
  • Extensive range of clinical skills including assessment
  • Manage, implement and evaluate complex health care needs and make recommendations
  • Understand the importance of disease management and rehabilitation in the community
  • Effective management of team members, planning and delegating of caseload appropriately
  • An understanding of working within budgetary and resource constraints
  • Aware of current policy and professional, primary and social care issues
  • An understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice
  • Provide statistical data and reports as required for service delivery
  • Understand the need for confidentiality when relating patients condition to relatives
  • Ensure all risks are assessed and appropriate action taken to eliminate any risks
  • Make recommendations as necessary and improve service delivery



  • Current NMC registration - Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse Prescriber/Non medical Prescriber or willing to undertake
  • Post Graduate qualification in relevant field
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing) Qualification



  • Extensive experience of working within adult services
  • Experience of providing support and supervision to community team members
  • Experience of facilitating groups/meetings
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing individuals
  • Project leadership experience
  • Evidence of providing complex package pf care
  • Evdience of innovations in practise
  • Ability to mange staff conflict and difficult situations
  • Experience of ensuring practise is evidence based
  • Experience of clinical audit



  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values.
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area
  • Involvement in providing learning environment for students
  • Enthusiastic approach and ability to enthuse others to develop and increase their responsibilities within the team
  • Excellent role model
  • Able to work flexibly and respond to changing demands in workload/environment
  • Approachable
  • Applicant will need to be a car driver with valid UK licence with access to vehicle for work

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Barking and Dagenham



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