Covid Outreach Nurse

Arch Health CIC


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Job summary

Please note that should this vacancy attract sufficient interest it may be necessary to close the vacancy at an earlier date. We therefore suggest that you apply at an early stage to avoid disappointment.

Hours advertised are 22.5, however there is some flexibility around this.

Arch Health CIC is a social enterprise delivering primary care to homeless and vulnerably housed patients.

Since April 2020 we have been providing clinical and strategic support to the citys response to Covid19. In particular we have taken a lead role in the design and delivery of the Care & Protect model which housed almost 500 people during the height of the pandemic. Since February 2021 we have administered over 1400 vaccines to those experiencing homelessness in the city. As our Covid and vaccine response moves in to its next stages we are looking to appoint an experienced RGN to the role of Outreach Nurse to carry this forward.

Salary is £31,535 Pro rata

Main duties of the job

Our ideal candidate will be organised and flexible, able to manage multiple tasks and organise their own workload, they will have a positive and friendly disposition and a compassionate and empathetic approach to patients using the service.

In this role you will deliver proactive, high quality nursing care to meet the Covid related needs of residents in various contexts around the city. This will include in-person visits to accommodation to deliver vaccines, patient triage, liaising with other services, infection control advice and working with clinical colleagues both at Arch and within the wider health service.

About us

In return youll receive a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (pro rata), generous terms and conditions, relevant training, supervision and a positive working environment. Youll also have the satisfaction of serving some of the most vulnerable people in the city.

Job description

Job responsibilities



  • To support the Brighton & Hove Covid19 Response by attending regularly all the accommodation which is offered to homeless people in the city
  • To coordinate the ongoing vaccine outreach project
  • Triage residents who display Covid symptoms
  • Advise and facilitate self-isolation and/or moves to care accommodation where relevant
  • Offer general medical advice and guidance to patients
  • Make use of every opportunity to provide opportunistic care and advice to patients
  • Provide on-call telephone support on occasional weekends (9am-5pm)


  • To maintain accurate patient records, entering onto the practice system the appropriate agreed codes, using agreed standards of data entry, templates and protocols, completing all documentation, computerised and paper-based, as is required for good patient care.
  • To maintain robust systems of data collection, audit and review of all clinical activities, protocols, care pathways and clinical systems, liaising with fellow colleagues in the practice and in the local and national health system as needed to insure good patient care and service is maintained and to satisfy the standards of external regulatory bodies such as the CQC etc.
  • To participate, in partnership with other clinical and managerial staff, the necessary data collection for QOF and other incentive schemes as needed by the practice, prompting other members of the team as needed for assistance in gathering the required data.
  • To create and maintain in cooperation with other nursing and admin colleagues a system of clinical stock and equipment maintenance, calibration, and supply; working closely with the practice manager to insure cost efficient purchasing of perishable and expensive items.
  • To maintain all documentation needed to carry out your clinical duties.
  • To participate Infection Control procedure and protocols and their implementation within the practice.


  • Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating
  • Utilise communication skills to support patients to adhere to prescribed treatment regimens
  • Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication

Personal Responsibilities

  • To maintain you own continuous CPD and ensure a PDP is kept up to date in line with the practice and nursing team development plans.
  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • To maintain your own annual registration with the NMC and adhere to its Code of Professional Conduct
  • Promote the Homeless Health Service in a positive way, adopting a flexible approach to problem solving and service delivery.

The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. As this is a new and dynamic service you may be required to undertake responsibilities which are not specifically listed here but relate either to the Covid19 response or the wider primary care service which Arch offers

Person Specification



  • Able to demonstrate enthusiasm to developing nursing skills
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality
  • Ability to use own judgement, resourcefulness and common sense
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and determine own workload priorities
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated multi-skilled team
  • Pleasant and articulate and kind
  • Able to work under pressure and in a changing environment
  • Flexibility of working hours/ able to work at the desired times



  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills


  • Knowledge and understanding of current national developments and trends in health care and practice development
  • Assessing and developing risk management protocols
  • Implementing strategies for quality assurance and quality audit
  • Evidence of innovative practice
  • Experience of working with new technologies in health care practice
  • Understanding of clinical coding in general and Read coding in particular
  • Understanding of the health needs assessment process in relation to homelessness
  • Experience of TPP SystmOne clinical system



  • Experience of working in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct


  • Experience of Microsoft Office software
  • Experience of working with complex patients or homelessness
  • Experience of Primary Care



  • Registered General Nurse
  • A demonstrable commitment to professional development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Arch Health CIC


School Clinic

Morley Street



Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Jennie Worthley


Date posted

13 July 2021

Pay scheme



£31,535 a year


Fixed term


6 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

School Clinic

Morley Street



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