Community Nurse (Thurrock)

Recruiter
NELFT NHS Foundation T
Location
Thurrock Community Hospital, Thurrock
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
15 Jul 2021
Closes
25 Jul 2021
Ref
395-EA406-21
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
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.

Community Nurse

Band 5 Community Nurse Essex - Thurrock

Come and work for Community Nursing in Thurrock in Essex, a great location having mixed rural and urban areas. On your days off you may wish to visit nearby seaside locations, a host of country parks or take advantage of easy access to London with world class entertainment, restaurants and cultural venues. Nearer to home there is great shopping at Lakeside and Bluewater . The cost of rental and purchase of property is lower than London.

NELFT are committed to provide a working environment that promotes Staff Health and Wellbeing encouraging staff to engage in a wide range of different activities to support this.

You will be working with a diverse community enabling you to develop knowledge and skills around differing cultural perspectives whilst delivering nursing care. We work in patients own homes and residential care homes . Our patients are over the age of 18 with a predominant physical nursing need.( Please note that this is not a position within a Community Mental Health team).

Community nursing provides an excellent opportunity for career development by learning new transferable skills and preparing you for working in specialist teams in the community setting. NELFT also supports further training, apprenticeships, Mentorship/ Consultation and Diagnostics/ Nurse Prescribing / District Nurse Specialist Practitioner.

We want someone who is able to see our patients as individuals, with multifaceted needs, who has the ability to carry out a holistic assessment of all areas of their lives, including the opinions of families and carers. You will be responsible for your own workload and allocated patients , working autonomously but with the support of a wider integrated team. Agile working is encouraged to support best practise and safe patient care. You must be able to get yourself and any equipment that you need around our community , efficiently.

We are offering a part time opportunity, involving a shift system over 7 days per week including weekends and bank holidays. You must be able to work within the hours of 7.00am to 7.00pm

Applications from students and newly qualified nurses are welcome as we can offer you a comprehensive induction and local preceptorship programme.

The ideal candidate must be a registered nurse (Part 1) and will work as a member of the Integrated Community 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 Senior Nurse.

NELFT has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population and 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 as service delivery allows , 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.

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.

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 - Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement; 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMark MagerJob titleOperational LeadEmail addressmark.mager@nelft.nhs.ukTelephone number03003001508Additional contact information

Name: Mark Mager
Job Title: Interim Operational Lead

Telephone number: 0300 300 1508
e-mail address: mark.mager@nelft.nhs.uk

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As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:
  • Excellent working environments
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, Tusker car scheme, discount schemes, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.

Correspondence with us
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In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website .

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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