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Job summary

Main area
Community Services
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Twinwoods Health Resource Centre
£25,655 - £31,534
Salary period
22/10/2021 23:59
Interview date

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East London NHS Foundation Trust logo

Community Rapid Response Nurse

Band 5

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Are you a Band 5 Community Nurse who would like be part of new initiative in the Primary Care Home Team which covers Twinwoods Community Nursing Team? We are setting up a Triage Team and would like to incorporate a Rapid Response Nurse who will able to completed unplanned visits for the Community Nursing Team once they are triaged. This could include blocked catheters, palliative care interventions such as administration of stat doses for symptom control, new areas of pressure damage or urgent wound care needs.


We are looking for a dynamic nurse who is motivated to deliver high-quality care.  Excellent communication and time management skills, and sound clinical knowledge, is essential.  A flexible approach is required to accommodate the changing needs of the service along with the drive to influence service development. You will be expected to work closely and deputize for the Triage Team Nurses as required as well as support the Community Nursing teams with routine visits depending on capacity.


We offer excellent development opportunities and training that can be directed towards your needs/goals.

You must have a driving license and have access to a vehicle in order to carry out your duties.  You will be required to work a shift pattern covering Monday to Friday, 09:00  17:00.  Post is permanent / fulltime.

For further information, or if you would like to arrange a visit prior to interview, please contact:

Melanie Harris (Team Lead): 07773 205181

Sarah Denmead (PCH Manager):  07825 273833

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Applicant requirements

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

Sarah Denmead, telephone 07825273833, email