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District Nurse *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
�3000 - New Hire Bonus

The permanent posts are eligible for a �3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of �1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of �2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible to receive this bonus. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions

Do you hold the District nursing qualification or are willing to work towards ?

Do you have extensive community nursing experience?

If so come and work with CPFT Isle of Ely Neighbourhood Team Community Nursing Service. We are an unplanned care service that operates seven days a week.

Due to successful promotion within the team we are currently recruiting a dedicated and motivated nurse within our Ely team.

You will have opportunity to and we will support you to, develop your skills and career.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To be responsible for triaging patientscalls andundertake assessment of patients with complex and multiple pathologies using specialist clinical reasoning skills.
  • To keep the patient at thecentreof care.
  • To supervise junior staff and students overseeing patient intervention and ensure that a high standard of care isdeliveredand staff achieve set competencies
  • To prioritise all referrals according to clinical lead and allocate or signpost appropriately
  • To identify patient needs, agree goals and to provide appropriate holistic nursing interventions, to refer to other services and provide or order equipment
  • To have line management responsibilities for a small team

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work.
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To undertake holistic assessment (including those with complex presentations and multi pathologies) making use of clinical reasoning skills.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately.
  • Contribute to risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks.
  • To demonstrate the importance of gaining patient and carer consent in all interventions.
  • To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g. hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems and pain.
  • To contribute to and work towards the service/organisational aims and objectives of the Neighbourhood Teams and the new model of care.
  • To work effectively within the neighbourhood team structure and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To inform/update all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To support the Community nursing team with day to day planning and delivery of a high quality care.
  • To support the neighbourhood team with case management model.
  • To provide skilled nursing care of a high standard as delegated by the district nursing sister/ charge nurse.
  • To support, educate and advise formal and informal carers with the nursing care which they can provide.
  • To act as a patient advocate, providing information, health education and support to facilitate patient choice with regard to nursing care, promoting independence.
  • To ensure that medications are stored and recorded according to the rules relating to the drugs policy of CPFT.
  • To administer immunisations and vaccinations to adults in accordance with agreed protocols for patients on the current caseload.
  • To participate in regular supervision in accordance with good practice guidelines and Trust policy.
  • To participate in the Trusts annual Appraisal process.
  • To attend all relevant mandatory training as and when required to do so.

*DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RGN level 1 educated to degree level.
  • Post-registration qualification relevant to district nursing (DNSPQ or equivalent: Community Nursing Degree/ comprehensive community nursing CPD)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Practice Assessor/ Supervisor


  • Management of leg ulcer qualification
  • Prescriber or willing to undertake
  • Wound care qualification
  • Continence qualification



  • Multidisciplinary working experience
  • Management experience
  • Relevant and proven experience post registration in a variety of settings
  • Nursing in both acute and community settings


  • Demonstrate application of clinical governance and experience of clinical supervision
  • Experience in delivering training

Skills & Abilities


  • The ability to respond to changing situations
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships
  • Ability to exercise initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to innovate


  • Ability to undertake mental capacity assessment
  • Extensive understanding of clinical supervision

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Demonstrate an understanding of national government initiatives in health and social care and how these impact on local services
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings.
  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others.

Physical Requirements


  • Travel around work base locality
  • Manoeuvre patients using safe techniques in accordance with care plan.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Alan Conway Court

Doddington Hospital


PE15 0UG

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