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Community Nursing
NHS AFC:Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and Part time - up to 37.5 hours per week)
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Romford Clinic
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum (plus HCAS)
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy District Nurse

NHS AFC:Band 6

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

District Nurse - Band 6

We are seeking  registered District Nurses who are  kind, caring and compassionate to compliment the Havering Community Health and Social Care Service.  Our District Nurses and community nurses support the delivery of 24hr holistic health care to patients in their own homes. This position is in the Havering Night Nursing Service. The base is Romford Clinic. The working pattern starts at 20:30 and finishes at 08:30.

The Trust strategic vision is to provide ‘Best care by the best people’

Main duties of the job

As a member of our community night nursing team, you will work as an autonomous practitioner leading a team of community nurses and integrated health care workers.

This includes;

  • Health roster
  • Supervision / appraisals
  • Intravenous medication administration
  • End of life care
  • Managing the deteriorating patient
  • Male and female catheterisation 
  • Venepuncture
  • PEG feed
  • Utilising advanced physical assessment skills and many more clinical nursing skills
  • Cross cover for other Locality as required

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).

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 focusing 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 (minimum payment of £3,898 and a maximum payment of £4,967 per annum pro rata).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This post is in Havering Night Nursing Service, Central locality,  based in Romford.

If this post is for you, you 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. A full UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes is essential.

In Havering, we believe in compassionate inclusive leadership. We aim to encourage, develop and motivate our employees to collaboratively achieve the greatest possible impact upon our community and ultimately patient care.

Geographically, Havering has the best of both worlds, we have easily accessible road and rail transport connections; we are just a 22 minute commute to central London and have both over ground and underground links (Zone 6), we are also fortunate to that more than half the borough is parkland (23 square miles) and the vast open countryside of Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire are all within easy access.

Havering has great shopping; Romford has a large market and we are nearby Lakeside, Westfield and Bluewater shopping centres. There are also many outdoor and indoor social activities on offer. Many of our staff report  that they choose to live and work in Havering because it’s got affordable housing and good schools.

Havering has a lower population density than other London Boroughs and, at 4.5%, a below average unemployment rate for Greater London, and one of the lowest London crime rates

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification attachment.

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
  • Current District Nurse Registration
  • Evidence of 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 (V300)


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
  • 1 year Community Nursing Experience
  • 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 undertake a comprehensive district nursing assessment, care plan and monitor effectiveness of treatment
  • Able to work with patients and carers as partners in care
  • Able to manage caseload, staff and delegate work appropriately to team members
  • Have the ability to cross cover teams in the absence of other leads
Desirable criteria
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of Primary/Integrated Care.
  • Leadership and Management development potential.
  • Have excellent communication skills written and verbal
  • IT literate e.g. Word processing, internet and e-mail use.


Essential criteria
  • IT literate e.g. Word processing, internet and e-mail use.
  • 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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Joanne Purcell
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Central Locality Lead
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