We employ enthusiastic, highly motivated community district nurses who are keen to embrace a new way of working within the Community Health Team in the Borough of Tower Hamlets.  Would you like to join us? We have 4 community nursing localities providing care in the home to our patients in Community Health Team in the Borough of Tower Hamlets and are currently recruiting for a variety of district nursing roles. View our current district nursing vacancies.

Why work for ELFT?

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, and has been graded as outstanding by the CQC in September 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

There are plenty of other benefits that come with joining a progressive, award-winning Trust such as ELFT. In brief these include:

  •  Annual leave allowance – 27 days plus bank holidays, rising to 29 days after five years and 33 after 10 years’ service
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Numerous training and development opportunities including sponsorship to the district nursing post graduate diploma
  • Annual season ticket loans
  • Childcare voucher scheme and holiday play schemes
  • Subsidised nursery places
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health and well-being sessions/workshops such as massage sessions, Pilates courses, etc.
  • Welcome Back Packs for maternity/paternity returnees
  • Range of discount schemes from leading high street retailers, financial, legal and travel providers.

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Your Learning and Development

The District nurses in Tower Hamlets are core members of the integrated Community Health Teams. Tower Hamlets is a vanguard site for new models of care; workforce development and education is core to the success of the teams. Innovation and opportunity for staff development is key to our service. There is a wealth of opportunity for integrated learning and professional role specific development. There is a practice development team which facilitates education initiatives for the integrated teams supporting the development of practitioners for the future to meet the changing and challenging demands of the NHS. Training and education is available in a variety of formats; we like to develop innovative ways of providing education such as simulation, role play, quizzes as well as face to face –classroom sessions and E- Learning. We promote learning on the job, as part of an integrated team  learning from each other and sharing expertise is a rich and valuable resource. We encourage innovative practice and suggestions from practitioners.

Change is coming to ELFT Community Nursing

We are going to go through change as a new approach to community nursing is being trialled in Tower Hamlets. The team is unique in that the nurses have the freedom to plan their hours around the needs of the patient. They have no boss - and will be a self-managing team and determine their own schedules and rotas, and be responsible for their own costs and training. The team consists of a core team of seven community nurses who will look after patients with nursing needs in their own home. They will bring in other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, palliative care nurses, and other specialist health professionals when their expertise is needed.

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Key Contacts

For recruitment contact matt.anderson@elft.nhs.uk 
For district nursing queries contact angie.miller@elft.nhs.uk 


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