NELFT is a vibrant organisation committed to developing and supporting clinicians in playing a full and central role in leading the organisation. Working for NELFT will offer you an exciting, unique and challenging opportunity to put Nursing Leadership at the heart of the organisation and raise the profile of the professional agenda.

As a trust we believe that patient experience is inextricably linked to staff experience. By investing in the wellbeing and professional development of staff we invest in improving the patient experience and achieving our ambition of providing high quality, safe and compassionate care.

You will be an individual who is inspired by the strength of working in partnership with patients, carers and staff. You will be someone who faces new challenges with passion and enthusiasm and someone who wants to work in an organisation that values clinicians and managers alike and values the shared contribution made.

Inpatient nursing

Inpatient rehabilitation and stroke care are provided within our community wards. Our aim is to provide safe, effective, high quality care by working closely with patients, relatives and carers. We offer the highest levels of rehabilitation for adults over 18 years in order to improve and maintain each patient’s independence with a view to enabling a successful return to home life or agreed alternative accommodation.

Mental health nursing

Mental health services are provided in specialist inpatient and community based settings which care for people experiencing acute mental illness.

Our inpatient units consist of:

Woodbury unit

An older adult mental health unit that cares for men and woman aged 65 and over.

The service works with people who have either organic or functional mental health problems, which are complex enough to require a period of inpatient treatment.
We also provide:

  • A package of care including daily living activities and an activity programme
  • Promote recovery and prevention of relapse, focusing on maximising coping skills
  • Promote healthy lifestyles

Sunflowers court

NELFT Sunflowers court provides the following:

  • Two acute recovery wards for male patients
  • Two acute recovery wards for female patients
  • An acute recovery ward for older male patients
  • An acute recovery ward for older female patients
  • A low secure unit
  • A psychiatric intense care unit
  • A specialist assessment and treatment service for adults with learning disability
  • A complex recovery ward

Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS)

NELFT CAMHS offer help to children and young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. The services are available to families with children & young people from birth to their 18th birthday. (Some of our counselling services work with people up until the age of 21).

Support is offered in a variety of settings which include specialist community clinic, home visit, schools, hospital paediatric wards and A&E departments. We also have an adolescent inpatient unit at Goodmayes hospital, known as 'Brookside'.

Community nursing

Whenever a patient receives medical treatment in hospital, the one place they really want to be is back in their own home.

Thanks to our growing team of integrated community healthcare professionals, this is now becoming more of a reality. The primary aim of integrated care is to support people to be cared for in their own homes – and that’s where the integrated community health care teams come in. The one-to-one care offered by the teams and quality time spent on building trusting relationships, enables our patients to feel supported, safe and comfortable in their own personal surroundings.

Community nursing provides care and support for people living with long term conditions such as diabetes and continuation of care from hospital discharges.

Health visiting

Health visiting – what makes us special?

NELFT’s vision for the health visiting service is one which is truly centred on what families need. NELFT is committed to reducing health inequalities and we have a unique approach to making real life improvements for the families under our care.

Here at NELFT, health visitors are leading the way in transforming services for children and families. Our current teams of dedicated and talented health visitors are out in communities pioneering a new, holistic and inclusive approach to health visiting in our communities.

School nursing

School nurses work in partnership with 5-19 year olds and their families to ensure that children’s health needs are supported within their school and their community.

These include:

  • Support on healthy lifestyles
  • Social education and citizenship
  • Carrying out development

Specialist nursing

NELFT is proud that it offers a diverse range of specialist nursing roles to support its services and the needs of its population. NELFT have a whole range of specialist services and we are currently looking for:

  • Stroke
  • Learning disability
  • Infection control
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children

Temporary staffing

NELFT operates a Temporary Staffing service which provides comprehensive and cost effective temporary staffing solutions to services across Essex and the London localities.

Working in the Temporary Staffing service offers a more flexible way of working with both ad-hoc and longer term placements available in all specialties and services across the Trust. Temporary staff also have the opportunity to return to work gradually after a break, earn extra money and gain additional skills and experience.

As well as the advantage of working flexibly the benefits of working for our service are:

  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Paid accrued annual leave
  • Access to a number of discounts and benefits including the NHS Pension scheme
  • Variety of work and opportunities to gain skills and experience in different services
  • Paid Mandatory Training

Student clinical placements

NELFT offers a wide range of placements to a wide range of students. Placement Facilitators support both the students and mentors during placements and maintain links with the Higher Education Institutes to ensure high quality educational experiences are available that offer all students the opportunity to meet their identified learning outcomes in a conducive learning environment.

Please have a look at our list of placements from the side menu.

Return to nursing

If you have been a registered nurse previously and wish to return to the profession, then you may need to undertake a return to practice programme. The programme is essentially a period of updating your skills and knowledge, so that you can return to work in nursing and become re-registered.

NELFT offers return to practice nurses the opportunity to complete their clinical hours in order to re-register with the NMC.

NELFT works in partnership with City University and we are currently taking part in the Health Education England’s ‘Come back campaign’.

Find out more about Return to Nursing

Useful links:

City university

Health Education England’s ‘Come back campaign’.

Contact return to nursing:

Paul Burcombe