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Community Staff Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum or per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
We are seeking motivated, dynamic, and passionate Band 5 Community Nurses to work within our North Bedfordshire Primary Home Care Team, based in Bedford, however, there is an expectation that staff will cover across the bases if needed. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the community nursing setting.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in facilitating self-care for patients with long-term conditions, health promotion and innovative activities and projects that enhance patient service delivery and staff well-being. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in Urgent Response and Virtual Wards, which is a focus of our teams.

Main duties of the job

Work as an autonomous practitioner to provide nursing care to patients in their own home. A car driver and access to having a car will be essential.

The post holder will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation ofindividualised nursing care in a range of settings.

The post holder will provide health education to enable patients to self-manage, and achieve optimum independence following deterioration or a period of ill health.

The post holder is a member of the integrated locality nursing team where this is in existence.

To participate in the training of students, the induction of new staff and others that have contact with our services.

The post holder will be required to support the senior nursing team in the maintenance of efficient and effective delivery of services.

The post holder may be required to take responsibility for the team and caseload in the absence of senior staff.

Use a broad range of nursing knowledge, interventions and skills, to prevent, where possible and appropriate, an unnecessary admission to hospital.

Develop good communication links with patients and carers and joint working with other services across professional and organisational boundaries in order to provide a patient centred, holistic and seamless service.

The post holder will be required to travel throughout the service area according to the needs of the service e.g. Bedfordshire.

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

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 08:00-21:00.

Full and part time posts available.

For further information, or if you would like to arrange a visit prior to interview, please contact:

Melanie Harris (Team Lead): 07773205181

Person Specification



  • oCurrent UK driving license and access to a car
  • oAbility to travel across sites and across Trust boundaries to meet patient needs and attend meetings, etc



  • oRegistered General Nurse
  • oDemonstrate evidence-based practice and up-to-date clinical skills.


  • oEvidence of post-basic professional development
  • oPost-registration qualification in a relevant clinical field
  • oRelevant teaching/mentorship qualification or commitment to undertake
  • oPost-registration nursing experience, including community experience



  • Evidence of and commitment to multi-professional working
  • oUnderstanding of the interface between primary and secondary care.
  • oComprehensive understanding of the roles of others in health and social care

Knowledge and skills


  • oLiterate in IT/Computer Skills
  • oEvidence of knowledge of clinical governance.
  • oKnowledge of the principles of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children
  • oKnowledge of the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness.
  • oGood oral communication skills based on fluency in English language


  • oDemonstrate an understanding of national government initiatives in health care.

Freedom to Act


  • oWork within clearly defined clinical and professional policies
  • oAbility to work independently seeking appropriate support and advice as necessary
  • oWorks within codes of practice and professional guidelines

Physical/Mental and Emotional effort


  • oAbility to mobilise and stands for most of shift and kneels and crouches to deliver clinical care e.g. dress wounds.
  • oAbility to concentrate on providing clinical care such as drug calculations, carrying out tests and managing interruptions and unpredictable patient/client /carer behavior
  • oOccasional distressing or emotional circumstances such as imparting unwelcome news, care of terminally ill or safeguarding issues
  • oPost holder could work in occasional unpleasant conditions during home visits and could come across unpleasant body odours, dust, noise/ Body fluid or even verbal aggressions

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Twinwoods Health Resource Centre

Milton Rd


MK41 6AT

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