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Community Nurse Specialist (Homeless)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
2 Jul 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. We offer flexible working opportunities.

We are currently recruiting to a Band 6 Community Nurse Specialist (Adult) secondment or fixed term post, with potential for development. 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 member will be supported by senior staff, who have many years of experience and knowledge. This exciting role, will ensure that vulnerable adults are able to access the healthcare and support they need. Prior to applying for a secondment, check with your line manager.

If you are interested in applying and would like to discuss the positions further please contact our team.

Closing date: 1 July 2024

Interview date: 9 July 2024

Main duties of the job

The Health Inclusion Team works across Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham to provide a high quality comprehensive specialist nurse service for clients who have difficulty accessing primary care services e.g. refugees and asylum seekers, homeless clients, and clients with addictions and high users of A& E. The Health Inclusion Team aims to assist these clients to access mainstream health services.

Key services provided are:
  • Assistance with GP registration,
  • Health screening (i.e. TB, blood borne virus screening, sexual health screening, baseline routine blood tests)
  • Comprehensive health assessment
  • Minor illness / injury management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Harm reduction work
  • Wound care
  • Case management of complex clients
  • Referral to other services as appropriate

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

The post holder will run health screening clinics independently and jointly with other team members. All nurses within the team will at times work across all the areas of homelessness, refugees, asylum seekers and addiction clients.

The post holder will also be covering other types of accommodation for asylum seekers such as hotels for asylum seekers and bridging hotels for resettlement families and individuals and refugee services.

Please see the Job description for full details.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Candidate completes the Trusts values VBB section in a way that reflects an understanding of the Trusts values.



  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients/clients and give relevant advice/information to patients and relatives
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate with others



  • Previous post registration experience of working with marginalised groups
  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the speciality
  • Significant post qualification experience of working in the community, and demonstrable experience of interagency and collaborative working
  • Experience of delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience of outreach and health promotion



  • BSc/1st degree (health related) in Nursing or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical, managerial training and CPD Mentorship Course
  • Phlebotomy (or willingness to undertake relevant training)

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Gracefield Gardens HC

2-8 Gracefield Gardens, Streatham


SW16 2ST

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