Skip to main content

This job has expired

Outreach Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant of experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

View more

Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be accountable for managing client cases, assessing need and risk and delivering outreach services to these hard to reach groups. The team aims to provide a flexible, accessible and non-stigmatising service to marginalised and vulnerable adults who find it challenging to engage with mainstream health and social care services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be accountable for managing client cases, assessing need and risk and delivering outreach services to these hard to reach groups. The team aims to provide a flexible, accessible and non-stigmatising service to marginalised and vulnerable adults who find it challenging to engage with mainstream health and social care services.

Care will be delivered within the framework of NICE guidelines, evidence based best practice. The post holder will also be responsible for carrying out a range of profession specific or general tasks as part of an identified treatment process or as identified in the service users individual care plan.

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
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will have a designated number of cases to manage, delegated by the Clinical Team Leader or designated supervisor. They may also take on a delivery of care for a specific group of service users.

Additional competencies may be required to fulfil the needs of specific areas and client groups. The post holder will be expected to carry out clinical duties assigned by the Clinical Team Leader, which are appropriate to the grade.

  • To provide a locality based outreach service with colleagues to an assigned number of venues on a rotational basis and coordinate the referral and management and move on of clients who are eligible for the service. To assertively initiate contact with clients in the assessment of need and risk and provide a holistic service to an assigned number of clients (30).
  • To be accountable and responsible for the assessment of care needs: the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, setting standards and liaison with other agencies (statutory and non-statutory) relevant to need, particularly in relation to engagement, assessment and early intervention in the treatment of marginalised and vulnerable adults.
  • Reporting to the Clinical Team Leader or designated supervisor the clinician will undertake a range of necessary tasks identified within the individual care plan. This will involve delivering care and interventions appropriate to the post holders level of experience and competences without direct supervision.
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary comprehensive, culturally appropriate assessments to establish eligibility for health and social care services.
  • To undertake continuous risk assessment and to contribute to effective risk management.
  • Recognising and valuing service users as individuals the post holder will ensure that the care provided respects equality and diversity that is supportive of service users and their carers. This will include encouraging service users to accept an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care and with their consent, where appropriate seek the cooperation of friends, relatives and/or carers.
  • Utilising agreed frameworks and guidance such as NICE or evidence based best practice and or local policy and procedure, as well as a range of profession specific tools, the post holder will actively assess, plan and determine the care needs of service users. They will undertake and contribute to profession specific and/ or multi-disciplinary team reviews of such care.
  • To demonstrate and explain clinical reasoning in relation to professional input to a service users care plan when required.
  • To undertake the physical health care assessment and or on-going physical health monitoring / review of designated service users, recording any changes in the service users physical health, reporting these to appropriate members of the team and acting appropriately on the advice given.
  • To identify and provide information to service users that promotes their health and wellbeing. Directing them as appropriate to others / other services in order to address any identified needs.
  • The post holder will lead in the support and help for service users in becoming aware of their own physical health and wellbeing and engage service users in addressing these i.e. smoking cessation and obesity. This role will also involve the post holder providing appropriate information and support for other staff.
  • To contribute to the on-going quality of service and care, identifying and promptly reporting any risk issues or other significant factors in relation to the service users health and social care.
  • The post holder will participate in and contribute to a range of service led, commissioner driven or nationally directed monitoring or performance management, related to care, care delivery or service provision.
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to any challenging behaviour presented by service users or others.
  • To undertake and assist in the organisation of the day to day smooth running of the service, reporting any issues relating to the fabric or condition of the work environment.
  • At all times to act in accordance with trust policies in relation to risk assessment.
  • To identify safeguarding issues for both children and vulnerable adults and to implement trust procedures as required.
  • To have knowledge, understanding and experience of applying Mental Health legislation.
  • To be aware of personal accountability and responsibility in respect of ensuring that quality of care standards are adhered to and that these are compliant with the Care Quality Commission and other regulatory and professional requirements.
  • Registered Nurses where required and subject to satisfactory completion of competency assessments will, following trust policy, administer medications.
  • Other professionally registered staff where required and subject to satisfactory competency assessment will, following trust policy, take responsibility for the management of medication for service users.
  • The post holder will participate in the ongoing monitoring of service users medication re efficacy and possible side effects, reporting concerns promptly to identified members of the nursing staff or medical staff within the team.
  • To follow trust policy in promptly reporting all accidents and incidents and to contribute to undertaking complaints or investigations if required.
  • To deputise as and when called upon to do so for senior clinical colleagues
  • Be responsible for the provision of nursing care by his/her nursing team within the patients own home clinic or other appropriate setting ensuring patients receive the highest quality of care.
  • To use a recognised model of care as a base for assessment
  • To ensure the delivery of prescribed care through effective case management and effective delegation to ensure consistency and continuity in the quality of care.
  • To ensure that comprehensive risk assessment and management strategies are incorporated into all patient assessment and care.
  • To ensure that wherever possible engagement with patients/families/carers takes place to ensure user participation in the planning implementation and evaluation of services
  • To advise and encourage patients and families to develop strategies and manage their own health to include the teaching of basic nursing care
  • To maintain accurate and up to date nursing records, patient confidentiality and statistical records as required by the service.
  • To work with other professionals to promote multi disciplinary working, appropriate skills transference and the creation and use of care pathways.

Person Specification



  • years experience


  • qualified
  • achieved grade



  • Qualified


  • Achieved grade

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Derwent Centre Harlow

The Derwent Centre , Hampstel Road


CM20 1QX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert