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MPFT INTERNAL ONLY - Lead Specialist Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Following a recent review of Community Nursing workforce, we are delighted to have the opportunity to recruit to our vacant Lead Specialist Practitioner District Nursing roles. We are looking for applicants who can provide strong clinical leadership and support safe and effective care delivery.

The post holder will utilise their enhanced assessment skills to support decision-making and be competent and confident across areas of practice that include but are not limited to wound care, end of life care, prescribing, diabetes management, and medication administration.

The post holder will work closely with the Operational Lead and other senior nurses in the team to share responsibility for organising the day-to-day running of the caseload, managing emerging risks, supporting effective reporting and governance and agreeing service transformation priorities.

The successful candidates will be those who are keen and willing to work within a new service delivery model and develop the role further to support our teams. You will be expected to foster good relationships with both internal and external partners, along with other members of the MDT.

You will need to be highly motivated, enthusiastic, have excellent communication negotiation and interpersonal skills and an ability to challenge practice as needed. You will be able to demonstrate competence in core community nursing clinical skills and a willingness to learn and share knowledge.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing clinical leadership to the community nursing team. Supporting the District Nurse caseload holder/senior nurse to ensure safe and effective care for service users. They will have the shared responsibility for organising the day to day running of the caseload.
  • Oversight of the running of the District/Community Nursing caseload and development of staff within the team, working alongside the Operational Lead/Manager and Education Lead.
  • They will provide enhanced holistic nursing care to housebound service users utilising enhanced assessment skills decision making prescribing and freedom to act as a Specialist Practitioner. They will be experienced in a range of nursing procedures including but not limited to wound care end of life care continence management administration of medications through various routes including I.Vs.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Being a senior member of the community nursing team they will share clinical knowledge, expertise and advice and provide mentorship and supervision to pre and post-registration nurses in the community nursing team. Working within the community nursing team ensuring robust business continuity plans are in place and delivered during periods of high demand and/or reduced capacity.
  • Working closely with other MPFT services and external partners to support the development and delivery of effective care pathways. Supporting the delivery of place based care within the attached locality.
  • Understands population health needs within attached locality and develops collaborative working and maintains networks within the community, acting as a key stakeholder to ensure these needs are met.
  • To contribute to service/policy development through active membership on working parties or professional forums. To be aware of national and local policy that impacts upon the health and wellbeing of service users.

Person Specification



  • SPQ District Nurse
  • V300 Independent Prescriber
  • Physical Health Assessment Qualification


  • Long Term Conditions Modula
  • Quality Improvement



  • Experience of Nursing patients with complex health needs in the community
  • Understanding clinical governance agenda


  • service improvement experience

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Seisdon PCN

Perton Clinic



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