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Community Practitioner - Nurse/Paramedic

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. (plus 5% HCAS)
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
The post holder will be a Registered Nurse (RN12-NMC) or Paramedic (HCPC) who will have significant intermediate care experience at Band 5 or 6. Must possess Clinical Assessment Skills, Minor Illness and either Non-Medical Prescriber or working towards qualifications. The post holder will demonstrate safe clinical decision making and expert care for the patients registered within the service. The post holder will be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of care from initial history taking through to treatment. They will be responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage and deliver care to meet the complex needs for those patients requiring intermediate care and primary care services. The post holder will be able to manage and support their peers, working on their own initiative and but also an effective team member along with the requirements of pre-registration students. They will be committed to working collaboratively, actively supporting and liaising with other health, social professionals and other agencies.

Main duties of the job

1. To be responsible for organising and prioritising own and others workload and day to day allocation of work along with forward planning and delegation relating to service delivery.

2. To act when required as manager for the team of clinical staff which may include registered nurses and health care assistants.

3. To organise team off duty and annual leave and ensure others are not disadvantaged.

4. To ensure positive returns and mileage are completed and submitted on time.

5. To have organisational knowledge relating to trust protocols and procedures and ensure these guide staff.

6. To be able to deal with minor grievances and be guided by trust policy where appropriate.

7. To be responsible for providing accurate documentation for audit purposes.

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 focussing 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 (with a minimum of �1,192 to a maximum of �2,011 p.a. pro rata for part time).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols.
  • The post holder will have Current Effective Status on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Nurse (RN12) or Paramedic (HCPC .
  • To be responsible, and accountable, for service delivery to clients/patients.

  • To be able to assess and develop plans of care to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions. This includes chronic, acute and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary. This will include continuously evaluating and acting on outcomes.
    • To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies.
    • To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.
    • To ensure practice is supported by research, evidence-based practice, literature and peer review.

    Person Specification



    • NMC or HCPC registered


    • Degree or Equivalent



    • minimum 2 years community experience


    • Experience with crisis care environment

    Clinical Skills


    • Evidence of autonomous working and leadership


    • evidence of personalised care experience
    • Understanding urgent care in the NHS future plans

    Employer details

    Employer name

    NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


    Thurrock Community Hospital

    Long Lane


    RM16 2PX

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