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COVID-19 Vacancy Rapid Response Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Bexley CHS
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Brook House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Woolwich, London,
£29,553 - £36,265 pa inc
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59



Rapid Response Staff Nurse, Band 5


Full Time: 37.5 Hours per week

Mixed Shift Pattern: 8-4, 12-8 & 8-8

Bexley Integrated Rapid Response Team

Adult Community Health Services

We are looking to appoint a committed, highly motivated, enthusiastic and skilled Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our dynamic, integrated multi- disciplinary Rapid Response Team.

The RRT operates Mon- Sunday 8.00 - 20.00 365 days per year, the service aims to avoid both unnecessary admission from Emergency Departments and presentation to Emergency Departments from community for people in their own home and Care Homes. The post holder will work as a part of the multi-disciplinary Rapid Response team including Consultant Geriatrician, Senior Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Services colleagues to meet the needs of patients referred to the team, ensuring the highest possible standards of practice with a strong emphasis on Falls, Frailty, Breast drain care and Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy.

 The post holder will conduct comprehensive assessment nursing assessments for patients within acute and community settings. They will need to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning and risk assessment skills to guide appropriate nursing intervention and when appropriate avoid unnecessary A and E presentation. The post holder will also have the opportunity to work closely with our Community Consultant Geriatrician.

The team work directly with (LAS) and act as a liaison between Emergency Departments, Community and Care home settings, by identifying the most appropriate onward referrals and initiating integrated care pathways, ensuring seamless provision of care and the instigation of on- going case management of long term condition management. The Rapid Response Team provides community follow up and support and review for up to 5 days.

Post holder will undertake delegated line management of junior staff, both informal and formal basis.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust offers a wide range of health and Social care Services in South East London, specialising in community health, mental health and learning disability services.

Oxleas is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 We recognise our responsibility to ensure that safe working systems are in place for staff working with children, adults and families in their care.

Oxleas NHS Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

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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

Cherie Trew, Matron: 07789 877067/ 836 6514

Ann Odahi, Advanced Primary Care Nurse: 836 6514