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Community Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Community Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time and Part Time
Job ref
395-EA004-19-A
Site
B & B ICT Basildon
Town
Basildon and Brentwood
Salary
£23,023 - £29,608 pa plus HCAS pro rata
Closing
22/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Are you looking for a fresh challenge? Are you committed to the delivery of high quality patient care and keen to be part of a team where your ideas and opinions are valued? Then look no further.

Vacancies for Community Nurses have arisen across the North East London Foundation Trust localities within the following areas;

Basildon and Brentwood

We are offering both part time and full time contracts working 22.5 to 37.5 hours per week.

Opportunities for further development are available including mentorship, consultation and Diagnostics, prescribing and Community Nurse Practitioner courses. Community nursing provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and prepare nurses for working in other specialist teams in the community setting. Applications from Student nurses are welcome and preceptorship is available.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated Adult Community Nurses to complement our skill mix within the Integrated Community Nursing teams. Teams provide holistic nursing care to patients, families/carers in their own homes (including residential care homes) and in nurse led clinics.

The roles encompass treatment, care, advice and teaching within the professional competence of the post holders and applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality evidence based care.

The ideal candidate must be a registered nurse (Part 1) and will work as a member of the integrated 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 under the supervision of the Senior Nurse

NELFT has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population and offers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges which can be both complex and rewarding. As part of our Community Health Service commitment to improve the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.

The post holder should have the ability to travel efficiently and effectively across the Trusts localities.

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).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

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.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £1,000 and a maximum payment of £1,733).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name: Sue Burke
Job Title: Operational Lead

Telephone number: 07966571238
e-mail address: sue.burke@nelft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 option 2