• This post is only open to internal applicants.

District Nurse Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
East Ham Care Centre and Vicarage Lane Health Centre
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc.
31/05/2018 16:00

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 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, 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 and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

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.


Are you currently a District Nurse student and an experienced Community Nurse looking for an opportunity to join our Community Nursing team as a Qualified District Nurse?  If so come and join one of our Community Nursing Teams based in the thriving London Borough of Newham, with easy access to London and the surrounding London boroughs.

As part of an integrated team working alongside other healthcare professionals this post will provide you the opportunity to take forward the expanding role of community nursing to meet the long term condition agenda and the needs of our local elderly, housebound population.  It is expected that you will have an understanding and commitment to the modernisation of community nursing.

You will need a sound understanding of the current primary care agenda, including the management of long term conditions and role as care coordinator, with excellent communication skills and effective leadership and decision making skills. You will need to be an innovative individual able to work autonomously whilst promoting a positive and supportive learning environment for team members and students.  You must possess effective communication and negotiation skills. As advocates for our patients we need you to have the ability to inspire people at all levels.

If you are motivated, adaptable and keen to embrace a new challenge and have a full UK driving license we would like you to come work with us and welcome your application.

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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

For further information please contact either Chantal Riviere (Clinical Lead) or Alun Finnigan (Clinical Lead) on 0208 709 5555 or chantal.riviere1@nhs.net or alun.finnigan@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127