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Community Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Community Nursing
Band 5
Part time - 30 hours per week (30)
Job ref
Parkway Health Centre
£31,163 - £37,875 pro rata inc of HCAS
Salary period
30/09/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

To work in conjunction with other members of the District Nursing Team and other Stakeholders, to
provide efficient and effective nursing care to patients in their own homes
To be responsible for the management and supervision of the nursing team, in the absence of the District
Nurse, including the supervision of Junior Staff.

Main duties of the job

Community Staff Nurses  30 hours 

Parkway Health Centre 

 Must have a clean UK driving license and use of a car for work purposes.

We are Transforming Adult Community Services in Croydon. Do you have the skills to be part of this exciting transformation?

In Croydon, Health and Social care providers and commissioners have formed the Croydon Alliance Board with the aim of providing a whole system transformation that will deliver outcomes our over 65's have specified they want.

The Outcome Based Commissioning programme is a radically different approach to funding and delivery of services designed to deliver outcomes that local people want whilst getting best value from Health and the Social Care sector.This includes the provision of well coordinated care and support in order to promote independence in the most appropriate care setting.

We have exciting opportunities for highly motivated, enthusiastic Registered Adult Nurses to work within our Integrated Care Teams.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme, preceptorship , Clinical Supervision and excellent on going professional development opportunities for an enhanced career progression.

All candidates must have a clean UK driving license and use of a car for work purposes. Once recruited staff can take advantage of our child care facilities.

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role . Please contact Karin Freemantle  for further information.

Person specification

Education and Education

Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse or
  • NMC Register part 1 - Adult
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration qualification
  • Mentorship for Practice course

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of current issues and developments in community Care
  • Adherence to NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and benefits of Reflective practice


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate the role of the community staff Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of community nursing

Skills /abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of an effective team
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Knowledge and awareness of principles of Audit and research
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations and disciplines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of multidisciplinary working including effective liaison with members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to give appropriate accurate feedback
  • Ability to work within own limitations
Desirable criteria
  • IT literate e.g. Word processing and email.
  • Knowledge and awareness of process of managing complaints

Other Factors

Essential criteria
  • Valid full UK driving licence
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Ability to work flexible hours including Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joy Brookes
Job title
Cluster Matron
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information