Community Nurses (Tower Hamlets)

Band 5

Main area
Community Services
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
CTH - North East EPCT
Ruston Street Clinic, Ruston Street, Bow
£26,554 to £34,495 pa HCA Inc.
22/01/2018 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 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.


We are currently looking to recruit highly motivated Community nurses who enjoy working as part of a team, and are keen to embrace a new way of working and want to be included in the development of delivering care in a contemporary fashion whilst part of the NHS working in Tower Hamlets within The Community Health Team (CHT).

The Community Health Teams work under an alliance model in partnership across Barts Health, East London Foundation Trust, Social Care, GP care group and Voluntary services. By bringing all these organisations together, not only can we improve the care we give to the patient, but we have an excellent opportunity to develop the skills of our team and this allows staff to gain professional development which is multi-faceted by crossing organisation and professional boundaries. These teams are multidisciplinary, integrated teams comprising of nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, care coordinators, specialist nurses, social care, health support workers and administrative staff. We also work closely with Hospice and Primary care staff.

The main aim is to work together to achieve flexible, proactive and patient-focused care for all adults. These teams enhance the links with primary care and other stakeholders, through better access to services and clear lines of communication between practices and CHTs. The teams support the management of known patients at high risk of admission aiming to reduce unnecessary admission to hospital, as well as support discharge out of hospital to reduce length of stay.
We are currently a Vanguard site and this means we have the ability to invest in new care models which relate to being a multi-speciality provider.

We pride themselves on focusing on continuation of professional development and we second nurses for further education including the District nursing qualification. We welcome any nurses with a keen interest in community nursing and a shared vision of giving the best possible care to patients. We have a have a team of practice development facilitators to work with our staff to ensure they continue their learning and gain new skills.

We have a dedication as a Trust to support our staff and have a passion for developing autonomous practitioners with a wide range of nursing skills. We welcome applications from nurses who are experienced and newly qualified. We facilitate secondment to District Nurse training and actively invite nurses to develop specialist community clinical skills and personal development through our education and training department.

Posts are part time or full time, and applicants will be required to work a full range of shifts, which cover working over the full week and include Bank Holidays.

If you feel that this is a model you would like to work in, please apply, and we look forward to welcoming you to our team.

If you have any queries please contact Matthew Anderson, Project Lead 07773394231

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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