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Community Nurse Rapid Response

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
Are you a Band 5 Nurse who would like to join our dynamic team? We are seeking an ambitious,motivated, compassionate and experienced Band 5 nurse to support the changing face ofcommunity health care. As part of the Urgent Community Response and Virtual Ward initiative, yourrole will be essential in providing efficient, integrated, rapid care to our patients with care andrespect.

You will be working as part of the Primary Care at Home team predominantly on Unplanned Careand be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care, allocate work and completeonward referral when required. There is an expectation that you would will have the ability to beflexible to cross cover into planned care if required.

You will be working closely with other members of the MDT and partners, alongside senior clinicalstaff within your team to formulate a management plan that will support the patient to remain inthe community.

Main duties of the job

Experience in the field of adult community services is desirable but a willingness to learn andcontribute is more important. Consideration will also be given to staff who are newly qualified andare passionate about a career in community nursing. A flexible approach is required toaccommodate the changing needs of the service along with the drive to influence servicedevelopment.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff, who will make a positive contribution tothe service, in return we offer excellent development opportunities and training that can be directedtowards your needs/goals. You will have regular supervision, mentorship and support from withinthe Primary Care at Home Team and the Trust.

You must have a driving license and have access to a vehicle in order to carry out your duties. Youwill be required to work a shift pattern covering 7 days a week from 08:00-20:00.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached JD & PS for further details.

To anticipate barriers to communication and use interpreters ortools as required. To use persuasive skills of negotiation and problemsolving to facilitatepositive outcomes. To provide education to patients, students and colleagues asrequired. To produce accurate and complete records consistentwith legislation, policy and procedure. To attend and participate in relevant meetings and training events. To build and develop relationships between healthprofessionals involved in the patient pathway. Provide understanding and support to patients coping withacute and/or long-term conditions, including promotion of selfcare.

Person Specification



  • Current UK driving license and access to a car
  • Ability to travel across sites and across Trust boundaries to meet patient needs and attend meetings, etc.



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Demonstrate evidence-based practice and up-to-date clinical skills.


  • Evidence of post-basic professional development
  • Relevant teaching/mentorship qualification or commitment to undertake
  • Post-registration nursing experience



  • Evidence of and commitment to multi- professional working
  • Understanding of the interface between primary and secondary care
  • Comprehensive understanding of the roles of others in health and social care

Knowledge and skills


  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Evidence of knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of the principles of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children
  • Knowledge of the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency in English language


  • Demonstrate an understanding of national government initiatives in health care.

Freedom to act


  • Work within clearly defined clinical and professional policies
  • Ability to work independently seeking appropriate support and advice as necessary
  • Works within codes of practice and professional guidelines

Physical/Mental and Emotional Effort


  • Ability to mobilise and stands for most of shift and kneels and crouches to deliver clinical care e.g. dress wounds
  • Ability to concentrate on providing clinical care such as drug calculations, carrying out tests and managing interruptions and unpredictable patient/client /carer behaviour
  • Occasional distressing or emotional circumstances such as imparting unwelcome news, care of terminally ill or safeguarding issues
  • Post holder could work in occasional unpleasant conditions during home visits and could come across unpleasant body odours, dust, noise/ Body fluid or even verbal aggressions

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Grove View Integrated Care Hub

Court Drive



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