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Senior Nurse Intensive Rehabilitation Service


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Brentwood Community Hospital
Brentwood, Essex
19/09/2019 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an innovative and dynamic team providing intensive rehabilitation in the community.  We are looking for an experienced and motivated Nurse who is passionate about service development and providing high standard of patient centred care.  You will be working closely with a friendly team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Rehabilitation Assistants who are committed to maintaining independence, promoting self-care and assisting patients to achieve their goals.  The successful candidate will be hardworking, reliable, able to use their initiative and work flexibly to respond to the service needs.  

The Intensive Rehabilitation Service provides daily therapy for up to 21 days in the patients own home. We continuously prioritise our caseload to be responsive to the changing daily needs of our service users, communicating closely with other service providers to avoid admission where it is safe to do so and providing onward referrals to other community services including health and social care.  As part of the Intensive Rehabilitation Service we see a wide variety of patients including neurological, orthopaedics, falls, long term conditions, and musculoskeletal allowing staff to get broad experience across different specialities.  You will be well supported by your colleagues and training will be provided with funding available for internal and external courses where required.  This is a very rewarding role where the opportunity to work closely on a daily basis with our patients results in great patient and therapist satisfaction!

The team works from 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays however we do support flexible working.  Weekends are covered on a rota basis, usually one weekend a month working from 9am to 12:45pm Saturday and Sunday.  We cover Brentwood, Billericay, Wickford and Basildon.

You will be responsible for the full assessment of patients referred to IRS to identify if they are suitable to commence their rehabilitation programme.  The assessment will include a physical assessment, mental health assessment and medication check.   IRS nurses do not hold a caseload and so an awareness of onward referral processes and services available would be a distinct advantage. 

In order to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions you may be called upon to respond to SOS calls from other members of the team and therefore you will need to be flexible and able to prioritise your workload accordingly.

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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 any further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Frances Russell, Clinical Lead Nurse on 0300 300 1909 or

Karen Pearce, Lead Physiotherapist on 0300 300 1909 or