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Community Treatment Team Nurse

Band 6

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Community Treatment Team Nurse
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Havering Community Treatment Team
£28,050 - £36,644 pa plus HCAS
16/11/2018 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 opportunity has arisen within NELFT for experienced and enthusiastic nurses to join the innovative Community Treatment Team. The team provides rapid holistic assessment and intervention for patients in their own homes in order to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and ED attendances.

    The team is recognised for providing high quality care, both by patients and commissioners. As a result we have been developing new and exciting initiatives including close working with the London Ambulance Service, Darzi Fellows and the Frailty Academy with University College London Partners.

    To ensure service delivery is of a high quality we provide 365 days per year Service from 08:00 until 22:00 hours. The Admission Avoidance car hours are 07:00 to 19:00.

    The post holder must be able to demonstrate evidence of the following:
  • Strong, clinical assessment skills and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Maintenance of high quality, evidence based, patient-focused care
  • Ability to work automonously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to maintain and strengthen excellent partnership working

    The main responsibilities of the post:

    The Community Treatment Team is a high profile, multi-disciplinary service with intense commissioner and media scrutiny. It covers the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

    The Community Treatment Team nurse role is to ensure that thorough assessments are taken in the community and that patient safety is not compromised by treatment at home, rather than admission to hospital.

Following further training the role also includes working on the specialist Admission Avoidance fast response car (K466). The car is a collaboration with London Ambulance Service and has won awards for its innovation and patient safety. The car operates from 7am to 7pm currently.


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).

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.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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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

Please do contact and arrange a shadowing shift if you wish.

Name: Nicola Charles
Job Title: Nurse Practitioner, Community Treatment Team
Telephone number: 0300 300 1660 or 07834615780
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