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Mid Notts Care Home Team Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro-rata if part time)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Mid Notts Care Home Team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. This is a senior clinical role leading on support and education to care home providers across Mid Notts as well as providing clinical support and advice to residents with complex long term conditions.

You will join an established team of Band 6 and Band 7 nurses and have the opportunity to develop this relatively new service in line with the national Enhanced Framework for Care Homes 2020.

Based within John Eastwood Hospice you will also benefit from the support of the wider palliative care team and the clinical guidance of the Palliative Medicine Consultants.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should have recent demonstrable experience of working in care homes and delivering training and education to this staff group. You will have an excellent understanding of the current agenda and be able to demonstrate clinical knowledge and the ability to lead within a service.

You will have excellent clinical knowledge with advanced problem solving and critical thinking. You will also demonstrate excellent communication skills.

In return the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking team and benefit from being part of the wider specialist palliative care services in Mid Notts.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The essential experience and qualifications needed are set out in the attached job description and person specification but include, not exhaustively:

1st Level Registered NurseBSc Honours Degree or equivalent must have evidence of studying at degree level.

Independent nurse prescriber V300 or willing to work towards this qualification

Evidence of working at a senior level

Understanding of local and national priorities in relation to patients long-term conditions.

Experience of delivering teaching and assessing in clinical practice

Ability to direct and co-ordinate programmes of care working autonomously and collaboratively

Up-to-date professional portfolio demonstrating evidence of reflective practice and ongoing professional development

Experience of leading/managing a team

Broad experience of having used expert knowledge, advanced nursing practice and autonomous decision making to manage patients in a variety of settings.

Competent in physical examination and history taking, diagnosis and treatment planning

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current Professional registration with NMC
  • Recognised Healthcare qualifications to degree level or equivalent experience in healthcare
  • Study at post-graduate level


  • Non medical prescribing



  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Experience of research and clinical audit
  • Up to date general and specialist knowledge
  • Presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Leadership skills
  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Awareness of local and national strategies

Contractual requirements


  • A full UK driving licence is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010



  • Evidence of working within Care Homes
  • Evidence change management
  • Evidence of research participation or clinical audit experience
  • Evidence of recent clinical practice in the community
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • experience of working in a variety of different settings
  • experience of caring for people with learning disabilities or mental health needs

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


John Eastwood Hospice

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4HJ

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