Join Our Team

Go to a more accessible version of this jobs board
Please wait, loading

Rapid Response Community Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Rapid Response Community Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (up to 37.5 hours per week, variable hours available)
Job ref
Babington Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
17/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

Rapid Response Community Nurse

Are you  seeking an exciting opportunity to work within a Nursing Rapid Response Team in Amber Valley and Erewash 

If so, this opportunity is for you!

There has never been a more exciting time to join one of the largest specialist, community NHS providers in the country – one that is also among the very best NHS employers as voted by its own staff.

Our team is expanding and leading in the national agendas in integrated community care. 

Main duties of the job

This empowering nursing role within the Rapid Response Nursing Team will involve you using your clinical and leadership skills in responding to:

  • Urgent and next day community nursing referrals
  • Urgent response to patients already known to Core Community Nursing Services
  • Holistic Patient Assessment and effective caseload management
  • Developing your skills and knowledge in effective triage

The service is based in the community 08:00–18:30, seven days a week.


Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site.  You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

The Service is to provide Community Nursing to patients in their own homes and Residential Care settings, to support self care,  prevent hospital admissions and facilitate early hospital discharge. 

Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RGN
  • Evidence of recent relevant training

Research based practice

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of research based practice
  • Awareness of national agendas regarding community nursing
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of the wider NHS agenda and it's impact on the community
  • Community Experience

Skills and Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent documentation / IT skills
  • End of Life care, Catheter Care and Wound Care
Desirable criteria
  • experience of system one
  • use of electronic notes
  • Previous Triage Experience


Essential criteria
  • UKI driving licence
  • use of own car
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Becky Williams
Job title
Email address
Telephone number
07788 388478

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
07917 464054 / 01332 564856, option 1, option 1