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Community Nurse Band 5 - Merton SW London

Central London Community Health Trust
£18.02 an hour Weekly pay will include: Basic pay + HCAS + 12.07% Holiday pay
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Experienced Community Nurse Band 5 Merton SW London

Are you a specialist community nurse or a registered nurse with community experience?

This is an exciting time to join our bank, with a new friendly and supportive team. We can offer you regular yet flexible working patterns, that allow you to make a real difference to services and patients and become an integral part of a cohesive team. As the largest community NHS trust in London we can support you to develop your experience, working as part of multi-skilled teams across a huge range of different locations and care settings.

A full UK driving licence and access to a car.

Why join?

Earn more per hour -bank rates are higher than agency and include holiday pay. We also cover your expenses and provide free uniforms

See the best shifts first -bank staff get priority over all agency workers

Book the shifts you want on your phone -build your own rota on our bank booking system

Get 24x7 support from our friendly Staff Bank team -a local team dedicated to helping you

Main duties of the job

JOB PURPOSE? To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing nursing and rehabilitation for rehabilitation beds.? To undertake nursing assessments without supervision and to determine patient need/risk and plan, implement and evaluate their care.? In the absence of senior colleagues take charge of the unit, manage the admission of patients, provide care and discharge planning whilst contributing to the effective working of the Rehabilitation Unit.? To work in partnership with multi-disciplinary members of the team, other professionals and agencies, to meet the health and rehabilitation needs of patients within the Rehabilitation Unit.? To maintain standards of clinical nursing care using an evidence-based approach within the Unit, incorporating principles and values of clinical governance.? Ensure effective communication is maintained at all times, whilst providing support, supervision and clinical expertise to all members of the team.

About us

We providecommunity health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people's homes and local clinics, helping them to:
  • stay well
  • manage their own health with the right support
  • avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives, providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.

Our vision:deliver great care closer to home.

Our mission: working together to give children a better start and adults greater independence

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CLINICAL DUTIES To provide skilled, effective and evidence based to patients with a variety of presentations. To identify, prioritise and implement programmes of care that meets the needs of the clients/patients using an appropriate nursing model. To identify and record all new problems and concerns and report back to the team lead. To undertake activities that promote health, reduce risk and disease prevention. To provide care and attention to the needs of vulnerable adults including risk assessments and taking appropriate action as required. Take a pro-active approach towards discharge planning according to local policy. To develop and utilise a range of nursing skills such as continence assessment, ECG recordings and venepuncture, IV drug administration, wound assessment and management. To undertake nutritional assessments and advice and support patients with their nutritional needs. For example PEG feeds.Your

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • NMC Registration


  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training



  • Recent clinical nursing experience negotiating and liaising within a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with people with complex health needs
  • Supporting students and other learners e.g. HCAs teaching others in the practice environment
  • Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
  • Previous experience in the Nursing process, care planning and fluent in record keeping
  • Experience of providing holistic care that involves the multidisciplinary team


  • Experience of training other students
  • Participation in audit research projects service development
  • Post registration experience in a NHS community environment

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of out of hospital care and the role of the Community Nurse
  • Ability to listen effectively and ability to give constructive feedback to clients and colleagues
  • Time management skills.
  • Knowledge of how Equal Opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of reasonable response to service user needs and prioritising and dealing with those needs with a required urgency
  • Awareness of the management and use of data in the NHS setting
  • Knowledge of risks involved in working in the community.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of management of long term condition e.g. Diabetes and an understanding of the concept of self- management.
  • Knowledge of infection control
  • Knowledge of general wound care
  • Promotion of continence
  • Literacy and numeracy skills


  • Knowledge of recent government legislation and changes in community care delivery
  • Understanding of resource management
  • Knowledge of the audit process



  • Ability to work in a team and be a proactive member and able to engage in change process in the team.
  • Ability to organise and participate in weekly work allocation and be able to prioritise and delegate effectively
  • Ability to assess a situation and act promptly
  • Ability to implement learning in practice and inform others.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing such as computerised documentation and data entry
  • Ability to facilitate and support students and HCAs
  • Car Driver


  • Ability to critically analyse and evaluate research relevant to practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust





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