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District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for District Nurses/Senior Community Nurses to join our Integrated Team in ICT Central Walthamstow, Waltham Forest in East London.

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 district nurse works without direct supervision and provides leadership to the community nursing team.

Applications are welcome from nurses currently undertaking the Band 6 Development Programme.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

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).

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 in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

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 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • District nurse qualification, certificate, DiP, Degree
  • Current NMC Registration Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse/Prescriber/Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Evidence of professional up-dating


  • 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


  • 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


ICT Central, Jane Atkinson Health and Well-Being Centre

714, Forest Road


E17 3HP

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