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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
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.
Bank - Community Nurse Band 5
Closed for applications on: 28-Aug-2022 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 28-Aug-2022 00:00
- London and Essex
- RM13 8GQ
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Flexible working - As and When
- £16.13 plus HCA
- Salary period
- (Band 5)
- Main area
- Community Nurse
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.
We are looking for experienced Community Band 5 Nurses to work on a temporary basis, as and when required, who will support the team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s mission of “best care by the best people”.
You should have recent community experience and will need to be a reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is able to integrate quickly and work as part of the team. You will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to travel effectively and efficiently throughout all localities and surrounding areas is integral to the post.
Please ensure you meet the person specifications and have the relevant qualifications required for the role.
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Provide nursing care to patients as delegated by the Senior Nurse. Evaluate care plans and assess on-going needs within own level of competency.
2. Observe, record and report all changes to other members of the team within twenty-four hours.
3. Awareness of current evidence based approaches to patient care and demonstrates this in practice.
4. Work in partnership with the patient to achieve optimum levels of self-care as agreed on nursing care plan.
5. Document changes accordingly on the care plan which are dependent upon competencies in agreement with the Senior Nurse.
6. Demonstrate, teach and supervise the nursing care that families can safely undertake, advising as necessary in line with own competency.
7. Advise the family on prevention of illness and accidents within own level of competency.
8. Under the guidance of the Senior Nurse assess the need for service aids and equipment and to ensure that those provided are used appropriately and safely.
9. Ensure that the service aids and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines and to notify all known hazards to appropriate personnel.
10.Report to the Senior Nurse any deficiency in the provision of service aids and equipment.
11.Maintain accurate nursing records in accordance with NMC and Trust policy.
12.Actively participate in the Intravenous Therapy Service at home and manage patients accordingly.
Working for our organisation
We operate a Temporary Staffing service and offer our Bank Staff excellent benefits including:
- Competitive hourly rates and weekly pay;
- Access to paid annual leave and statutory sick pay;
- My Trust Benefits discount scheme;
- Access to the NHS pension scheme;
- Paid mandatory training;
- Opportunities for locally agreed training;
- Flexibility of hours/location;
- Priority over agency staff for booking shifts;
- Free uniform;
- Opportunity to apply for permanent posts.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The main duties of this post are outlined fully below and in the attached job description
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.
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email email@example.com
Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
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.
- Experience working as a community/District nurse or equivalent
- Able to deliver core service requirement
- Commitment to the provision of high quality care
Further details / informal visits contact
- Temporary Staffing Recruitment Team
- Job title
- Recruitment Officer
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information
Temporary Staffing Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
0300 300 1530