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District Nurse / Senior Community Nurse

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £50,056 a year p.a. (plus 5% HCAS) pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
NELFT are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 6 District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse to join our integrated community team in Thurrock.

The service currently operates from 0700 - 1900 hrs including regular weekends on a rota basis.The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work.

The 5P's are: o Putting people firsto Prioritising qualityo Being progressive, innovative and continually improveo Being professional and honesto Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice

Main duties of the job

The post holder will 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.The post holder 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.

The post holder will work as part of the integrated care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals, and statutory and voluntary agencies. The caseload manager works without direct supervision and provides leadership to the community nursing team.

Please note this is not a community mental health role.

About us

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.

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 - Fringe

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Person Specification



  • Has experience of team working that will assist the individual to manage an effective work
  • Minimum 1 year post registration community nursing experience


  • 3 years post registration experience
  • Experience of ensuring practice is based on sound evidence and clinical audit



  • Evidence of teaching and assessing learners



  • Experience of interagency collaborative working



  • Excellent range of clinical skills
  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills



  • Demonstrates an importance of the supervision and appraisal process


  • Ability to manage staff conflict and difficult situations

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Gifford House, Thurrock Hospital

Long Lane


RM16 2PX

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