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Senior Community Nurse

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Senior Community Nurse or District Nurse to join our Integrated Teams in Redbridge. The applicant is required to have a District Nurse Certificate or experience working as a community nurse for at least 2 years and willing to undertake the band 6 community nurses development programme.

Thesuccessful candidateswill be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work. These are the 5P's:
  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice

Thesuccessful candidateswill be a Registered Nurse (RN12-NMC) responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage, plan and deliver care, including being professionally and legally accountable.

Thesuccessful candidateswill support their peers and team leader and be an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative. They will supervise pre-registration students. They will have a commitment to collaborative working actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will lead and manage a Community Nursing Team, geographically aligned to GP practices and be responsible for the management of a caseload ensuring the provision of a high standard of nursing care to patients and their families in the community. He/she will work as part of the integrated primary/community health care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies he/she will deliver individualised care to patients. The Senior Community Nurse works without direct supervision and provides leadership to the community nursing team.

Applications are welcome from nurses currently undertaking the Band 6 Development Program or willing to undertake the program.

Read the job description to obtain more information about the requirements for this post .

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

High-Cost Area Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436) pro rata for part time staff.

Certificates of Sponsorship

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Evidence of professional up-dating
  • Agreement to undertake the following modules (band 5/6 Development programme),
  • Academic ability to study at degree level


  • Relevant post registration course and experience e.g. Palliative Care, Diabetes and Tissue Viability
  • Mentor Qualification



  • Has experience of team working that will assist the individual to manage an effective team
  • Interagency and collaborative working
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing individuals
  • Providing complex packages of care
  • 2 years community Experience


  • 3 years post registration experience
  • Ability to manage staff conflict and difficult situations
  • Experience of ensuring practice is based on sound evidence and clinical audit



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • Awareness of the content and application in practice of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • A good range of clinical skills, including assessment
  • Understand the importance of chronic disease management and rehabilitation in the community



  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise and work in a self-directed way
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise and work in a self-directed way

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Wanstead and Woodford


E18 2QS

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