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Band 5 Student District Nurse

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
30 May 2023
Job summary

Birmingham Community Health Care Trust, Adult Community Service Division would like to sponsor registered nurses to undertake the Specialist Community Practitioner District Nurse programme, BSc (Hons). This is an accelerated degree and requires commitment and focus

An exciting career opportunity to complete the

BSc (Hons) /Post Graduate Diploma

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - District Nursing Students-
  • Grade :Agenda for Change Band 5
  • Salary:
  • Hours: 37.5 hrs F/T
  • Contract Type: 12 Months Secondment / Fixed Term contract
  • Closing Date : 30th May 2023
  • Interview Date: 13 - 15th June 2023
  • Course Start Date: Monday 4th September 2023

We are seeking to recruit high calibre individuals to train as district nurses, who have the passion and drive to make a difference in helping to meet the needs of adults. '

Are you a qualified nurse who is looking for a new challenge and is keen to develop your career to work in the community? Have you had experience as a community nurse? Do you have the clinical skills for working in Community nursing?

Do you have leadership potential?

Are you interested in service improvement?

Are you highly motivated and seeking career development?

Do you want the opportunity to work in a large, diverse organisation that promotes values of being Caring, Open, Respectful, Responsible and Inclusive?

Main duties of the job

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a conditional offer of a Band 6 Deputy Team Manager post in a community Nursing Team. It is expected that you will remain with the organisation for a minimum of 12 months post qualification.

Due to the nature of the course applicants are required to be car drivers and have access to an appropriate car for business purposes. NB you must be independently mobile with ability to travel to fulfill placement requirements.
  • Salary Band 5 /6 �25,655 - �39,027

    Applications are welcomed from all applicants including those currently working in clinical roles above a band 5.

    Please note that successful applicants who are able to evidence their current salary and appropriate experience will be remunerated at their current salary pay point/in accordance with the Trust's Guidance on Starting Salaries up to the maximum pay point of Agenda for Change Band 6 for the duration of the District Nursing course.

About us


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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description and Person specification document.

Please see the attached supporting document.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training


  • RN Current NMC Registration
  • Appropriate entry level criteria for the university education programme level5/6, 240 credits of which 120 credits at level 5(diploma)
  • Evidence of a conditional offer from the University


  • Evidence of completion or working towards Practice Assessor/Supervisor Training
  • Portfolio evidence of continual professional & academic development.



  • Evidence based practice
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Work independently
  • Evidence of collaborative working within a multi - professional arena


  • Experience within DN team
  • Health promotion
  • Audit/ evaluation/ research



  • Can demonstrate high level of interpersonal skills
  • Can evidence band 5 clinical competency in accordance with the clinical formulary
  • Able to demonstrate clinically effective practice
  • Understands and can demonstrate accountability
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current Government and Local initiatives and how these translate into practice
  • Computer literate - ability to use software programmes designed to maximise the contribution to the post e.g. Microsoft, Word, Excel, attachment

Personal qualities


  • Can demonstrate use of initiative
  • Enthusiastic approach to delivery of care
  • Adaptable to demands of role
  • Flexible/ willingness to work across the Trust area as the job/services requires
  • Excellent role model

Other job requirements


  • Must be willing to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service at Enhanced/Standard level
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the UK
  • Provide a letter of confirmation of secondment application from current Line Manager
  • Have Occupational Health Clearance
  • Car Driver

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