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Night Nurse

Job Description

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) works across London and Hertfordshire, and is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are committed to continuous learning and helping our staff develop their skills and careers. We are proud to be ranked in the top employer lists from the HSJ/Nursing Times and Stonewall. Our staff say we are the best amongst community trusts for staff motivation, satisfaction with quality of care given, and quality of non-mandatory training (NHS Annual Staff Survey 2015).

Join us and enjoy being part of great NHS community healthcare.

An opportunity has arisen for 2 X band 6 district nurse to join our friendly busy team of night district nurses in Harrow district nursing team. You will work 2000 until 0800 with shifts to suit the service. The post will be working 345 hours each week with the opportunity work additional hours or bank shifts.

You will be a registered general nurse qualification with community experience.
Ideally you will have a district nursing qualification. You will have had experience managing and supporting staff.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills both verbal and written, as there will be administrative and computer tasks involved in your role. You will also therefore need to be computer literate and will use our data entry system – System One. You will need to be confident taking calls and dealing with enquiries from the 111 service, GPs and patients/patient relatives who contact our service via our mobile phone. You will be required to take messages, send faxes and undertake administrative tasks in addition to your district nursing role.
You will be required to undertake a medication calculation test prior to interview.

You will be required to undertake mandatory training, on-line training and keep up to date clinically.

You will be visiting a variety of patients including patients with enteral feeds, patients requiring palliative care and diabetic patients. You will be required to assist with moving and handling – theoretical and practical training will be available. You will be working with an HCA each night. You will need to have a professional attitude to your work and be appropriate when dealing with patients, relatives and staff members. You will also be required to dress appropriately for your work.

You need to be a kind person able to feel empathy with patients, their families and their friends. You will need to be punctual, pro-active, have a flexible approach to your work. You must be willing and able to deliver high quality nursing care in the community setting. You need to be able to work as part of the night district nursing team; where the work is unpredictable and can be very busy. You will be able to work autonomously seeking support when required from other health care professionals or appropriate agencies. You must be able to take charge on your shift supporting other members of the team.

You will need, as part of the team, to maintain, clean, and monitor our equipment and supplies.

You will need to have a current clean manual driving license and be willing to drive at night in Harrow. You would need to be able to use a map and SAT NAV to navigate to patient’s homes.

We offer a range of staff benefits including travel loans, childcare vouchers and accommodation support. Find out more at

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community including: disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Communication regarding this post will be by email using Health Jobs UK (TRAC), therefore please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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