Community Staff Nurse
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.
With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.
The Trust has 7,000 staff and, in 2020, won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. The Trust was also a finalist in the 2021 Health Service Journal Awards for this programme, which has succeeded in reducing vacancy rates from a high of 17.5% in 2018 to 8.1% at the time of writing. In addition, the Trust’s staff retention is now in the top five in London, with 89% of staff staying at the organisation, against a median of 81% for peer organisations.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is an integrated community and acute trust providing a seamless service to residents of the borough. The Adult Community Nursing Service is divided into 4 neighbourhoods and care is provided for patients in their own homes.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Staff Nurse who shares our Trust values and is passionate about delivering safe, high quality, holistic care to a dedicated client group.
You will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability and expected to be motivated and enthusiastic with excellent communication and team working skills as well as a positive attitude to change.
You will visit patients in their own homes and provide a comprehensive range of clinical nursing activities. A key aspect of the role will involve working with the wider multidisciplinary team to help plan and deliver complex care to enable patients to remain in their home environment for as long as possible.
You will also experience the challenges of working within a diverse multicultural society which with the backing of a supportive team can prove to be very rewarding.
In return you will be supported with a comprehensive induction programme and access to further education for your own personal professional development such as Preceptorship and Mentorship to enhance career progression.
Please note there are two shift patterns: 08.00 – 16.00 or 12.00 – 20.00
The Trust is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.
Evidence of a full current UK driving licence and daily access to a car is essential, for this role.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Chris Dawson, Neighbourhood Nurse Manager mobile 07876591889