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Community Matron

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Community Matron Band 7
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time or Part Time
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Craylands Clinic, Basildon, Essex
Basildon Wickford, Essex
£33,222 - £43,041 p.a pro rata plus HCAS
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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.

NELFT is committed to meeting the needs of modern healthcare and providing the best possible services to its patients; as a result we have an exciting opportunity, which represents great career opportunities for the right person. The successful candidate will need a minimum of five years post registration experience, be able to function as an advanced practitioner with expert clinical skills and a good knowledge of long term conditions. It is also important that the candidate can demonstrate flexibility, good communication skills, an ability to work as a team member as well line manage the Assistant Practitioners within the team.

The post holder will work as a case manager, without direct supervision. You will be involved in delivering integration, working with GPs, Social Services, Care Coordinators and the Community Nursing/Therapy Services. You will be providing case-management, care co-ordination and support, to patients in their own homes. This input will help to avoid unnecessary hospital admission, reduce hospital bed days and maintain health and well-being for the patients.

This post requires that you work flexibly across the Basildon/Wickford locality within the Integrated Community Team.

NELFT has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population which offers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges which can be both complex and rewarding. As a part of our community health service commitment to improve the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers and 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.

Post Holders require a valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes

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.

High Cost Area Supplement – Essex

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact Sue Burke Operational Lead on 07966 571238 or via email or Sharon Phillips ICT Lead on 07855809267 or via email

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