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Community Practice Development Nurse Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Community Services
Band 7
Fixed Term - 12 Months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
CM Primary Care Management
East Ham Care Centre, LONDON
£37,886 to £47,705 per annum, HCA inc. pro-rata part time
25/11/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Development Nurse (PDN) within the East London Foundation Trust Extended Primary Care teams (EPCT). Community Health Newham and Tower Hamlets EPCT (CHN & CHS ) have an ambitious vision for integrated health and social care services across the London Borough of Newham and Tower Hamlets Services. Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for education? If so we would like you to join us and support the Trust in its vision of Improving the quality of life for all we serve?

This post holder will lead on work based learning and the assessment of competence and clinical skills for band 5 and newly qualified nurses across Newham and Tower Hamlets. The post holder will be expected to spend three days each week in Newham and two days in Tower Hamlets providing support to Band 5 nurses and Preceptees in the clinical environment. This includes the design and facilitation of staff and student induction programmes, leading on the clinical and professional development of staff and promoting best clinical practice within the community setting.

The successful applicant will be expected to use highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to develop, support and motivate individuals and groups within the learning environment. An ability to develop and maintain excellent inter-professional partnership working with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally is also vital. The post holder will be supported by the practice education teams in Newham and Tower Hamlets.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rozi Hamilton, telephone 07748 624443, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127