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Senior Rapid Response Sister/Charge Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Nurse or Matron who would like to join our dynamic team? We are seeking an ambitious, motivated, compassionate and experienced Band 7 nurse to support the changing face of community health care. As part of the Urgent Community Response and Virtual Ward initiative, your role will be essential in providing and leading efficient, integrated, urgent care to our patients with care and respect.

Main duties of the job

You will be working as part of the Primary Care at Home team predominantly on Unplanned Care to triage and assess referrals into the service You will be accountable for initial history taking, clinical assessment, triage, prescribing (NMP qualification is essential for this role), and onward referral. There is an expectation that with demand in planned care you would be flexible to cross cover.

Through face to face patient visits you will undertake a full holistic assessment, plan care with the patient at the centre and undertake physical examination of the patient with undifferentiated conditions.

You will be working closely with other members of the MDT and partners to formulate a management plan that will support the patient to remain in the community. You will deputise for the Primary Care at Home or Service Manager as required to ensure Unplanned Care pathways are delivered to a high standard.

Part of this role will include covering our EEAST Ambulance Stack and Falls Collaboration Car with Bedfordshire Fire Service as required.

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with community experience, who is passionate about delivering high quality care. Excellent communication, time management skills and sound clinical knowledge, is essential. A flexible approach is required to accommodate the changing needs of the service along with the drive to influence service development.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff, who will make a positive contribution to the service, in return we offer excellent development opportunities and training that can be directed towards your needs/goals. You will have regular supervision, mentorship and support from within the 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. You will be required to work a shift pattern covering 7 days a week from 08:00-20:00.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Post-registration qualification in a relevant clinical field
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Relevant teaching/mentoring qualification and evidence of teaching skills
  • Demonstrable evidence of significant post-registration nursing experience, including in a community setting



  • Evidence of and commitment to multi-professional working
  • Demonstrate working within a multi-agency environment.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of partnership working
  • Demonstrate application of clinical governance
  • Excellent understanding of community health and social care principles and practice
  • Understanding of National and Local issues that impact on the population of Bedfordshire.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the roles of others in health and social care
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary staff
  • Experience in managing issues related to conflict resolution avoidance
  • Knowledge of the principles of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children
  • Knowledge of the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness
  • Experience of using electronic systems to manage activity and the delivery of KPI information
  • Evidence of specialist holistic assessment and evaluation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage own time to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to collect and interpret data in relation to patient activity and nursing care
  • Demonstrate experience in monitoring of staff and quality of service provided

Knowledge and skills


  • Demonstrate evidence-based practice and up-to-date clinical skills
  • Experience of clinical leadership
  • Extensive experience of complex assessment of health and social needs
  • Ability to oversee multiple caseloads and monitor quality.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills using a variety techniques and strategies
  • Ability to disseminate complex sensitive information to others



  • Able to adapt to change
  • Able to support staff, patients and carers during times of emotional distress
  • Able to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to work alone
  • Leadership and motivation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Willing to work to meet the needs of the service (to include evenings, weekends and bank holidays).
  • Ability to travel throughout Bedfordshire and access to a car for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Grove View Integrated Care Hub

Court Drive



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