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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2022.

Bank Nurse Consultant Community General Band 8

Job Reference: J11-A-21-42369

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Urgent Community Response
Band 8A

Bank Nurse Consultant Community General Band 8

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: Cremyll Road, Reading

Service: Urgent Community Response

Salary: Days: £28.58, Saturdays/Nights, £36.74 Sunday/Bank Hols: £44.91

Hours:Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 20:00, 08:00 – 16:00, 12:00 - 20:00

Please see the attached job description prior to applying for the role.


Our Trust’s vision is ‘to be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients, and partners’.


  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

Job Summary:

  • The post holder will be a key member of our multidisciplinary team to provide an urgent community response to patients who are experiencing a health crisis with the aim to support them in their own homes (including care homes) rather than being admitted to hospital.
  • Provide a 2-hour urgent response for patients who are entering a health crisis.
  • Provide advanced levels of assessment to investigate, diagnose and treat patients in their own environment and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the MDT
  • Work flexibly in response to service need across multiple sites.

The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  • You must be a Registered General Nurse.
  • You must be a Non-Medical Prescriber.
  • Have an advanced history taking and physical assessment qualification.
  • Current registration with the NMC.
  • Enthusiastic and committed to developing skills and knowledge.
  • A team player with the ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines.
  • Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites.

System Knowledge:

  • Rio.
  • Microsoft Outlook.
  • ICEtiple sites.
  • Adastra (Training given).


  • A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following at graduate level in nursing, social work, occupational therapy.

To apply for a post, you must:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression in Primary Care settings.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems.
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.
  • Experience of working in mental health services.
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time.
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication.

Please note:

From 1 April 2022 it will become a legal requirement for health and social care staff who have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users to provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine unless they are exempt.

This requirement also extends to non-clinical staff not directly involved in patient/service user care, but who may have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users in the course of their work.

Applicants who fall within the scope of the legal requirements will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or valid exemption, as part of the recruitment process.


NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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.

UK Registration

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

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