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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/10/2021.

District Nurse

Job Reference: 395-HV650-21-A

Employer:
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community Nursing
Location:
Havering, Romford
Salary:
£32,306 - £39,027 pa (plus HCAS)

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.


Are you fed up of being confined on a ward? Would you like to know what happens to your patients when they leave hospital? Would you like to break out, get some fresh air and see PATIENTS in their OWN HOMES to CONTINUE their CARE?

We are seeking kind, caring and dedicated registered Nurses to compliment the Havering Community Health and Social Care Service team. Our Community and District Nurses support the delivery of 24hr holistic health care to support our strategic vision of the ‘Best care by the best people’

As a member of our community multi-disciplinary team, you will work within a primary care network team alongside District Nurses, Specialist Nurses, Therapists and Health Care Assistant’s to meet the needs of complex community delivered patient care supporting early discharge and avoiding admissions to the acute sector.

This includes;

  • Intravenous medication administration,
  • End of life care,
  • Managing the deteriorating patient,
  • Complex and simple wound care including VAC therapy and compression therapy,
  • Venepunture,
  • Utilising advanced physical assessment skills and many more clinical nursing skills.

We will be recruiting for the North, South and Central localities..

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 have fedback 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

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.

 

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).

 

 

 

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJoanne PurcellEmail addressJoanne.Purcell@nelft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

 

 




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
You are advised to regularly check your emails 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. .

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to NELFT NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.


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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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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