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Community Nursing
NHS AFC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours per week)
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Harold Hill Health Centre
£27,055 - £32,934 plus HCAS p.a
Salary period
07/10/2022 08:00

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COVID-19 Vacancy Community Nurse

NHS AFC: Band 5

Do you want to be part of an innovative 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.

Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.

We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.

Job overview

Community Health and Social Care Service (CHCS) - Havering North  Locality

Permanent Community Nurse Band 5 - Community Clinics across Havering

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.

NELFT are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurses to complement our skill mix within the CHCS across Havering. The Community Nurse will support with the provision of holistic health care as delegated within own level of agreed competency, to patients, families/Carers in their own homes, to include residential care homes and in nurse led clinics.

Main duties of the job

The role encompasses treatment, advice and teaching within the professional competence of the post holder 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 District Nurse.

Essential criteria for this post include:
•The ability to work as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary Primary Health Care Team,
•Ability to demonstrate knowledge of key issues in Primary Care Services
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Working for our organisation

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

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.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will demonstrate an awareness of current evidence based approaches to patient care and be actively involved in the development of local strategies and contribute to Service improvement and redesign

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 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.

Applicants will have NMC Registration and demonstrate the ability to innovate and motivate. Applicants are required to evidence a full UK driving licence and the ability to travel to a variety of sites (This criteria will be reasonably adjusted to meet the requirements of a disabled applicant). This position involves working weekends & some bank holidays.

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 - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,898 to a maximum of £4,967 ).


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Current NMC R/N or any other 1st level Nursing,RN12 Adult qualification
  • Evidence of the post- registration education and training
Desirable criteria
  • Mentor qualification
  • Relevant post registration course e.g. Wound management, diabetes, leg ulcer care, continence care and assessment
  • Nurse Prescriber (V150)


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with professionals from other disciplines necessary
  • Experience of working as a member of a team but also able to work autonomously
  • Experience of providing packages of care, which involve other agencies
  • Reflective Practitioner
Desirable criteria
  • 1 year post registration experience
  • Community Nursing Experience
  • Experience of teaching and assessing students and other members of staff
  • Experience of acting up in the absence of team leader in caseload and team management


Essential criteria
  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • The content and application in practice of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Able to initiate patient assessment and care planning with the support of a senior colleague
  • Able to work with patients and carers as partners in care
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of Primary/Integrated Care.
  • Leadership and Management development potential.
  • IT literate e.g. Word processing, internet and e-mail use.


Essential criteria
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Able to move and handle patients in accordance with Organisation Manual handling policy and with sufficient mobility for a community role
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to provide evidence based care that is responsive to patient need
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of coping with change.
  • Able to prioritise own work and that of the nursing team.


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Applicant will need to be car driver with valid UK Licence (this criteria will be reasonable adjusted to meet the requirements of a disabled applicant) and have access to a car for work purposes

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Helena St Roas
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Locality Lead
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