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Specialist Community Practitioner Student (District Nursing)

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per plus HCA
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Specialist Community Practitioner Student (District Nursing)

Secondment / Sponsorship

Posts subject to central funding as a trainee

Fixed term contract for 1 year commencing January 2024

Main duties of the job

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust are looking to sponsor highly motivated qualified nurses with minimum 2 year clinical nursing experience who are interested in undertaking the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing) qualification in January 2024.

About us

We are committed to delivering best quality care to our patients closer to home which was reflected by a rating of 'Good' from the Care Quality Commission.

The successful candidate must demonstrate up to date clinical skills, leadership qualities and evidence based practice as well as share the Trust commitments and values.

In return this course will provide the opportunity to enhance clinical practice and further develop knowledge with regard to research and evidence based healthcare in community nursing. It will help develop leadership and management skills to enable the safe and effective delivery of efficient district nursing services.

This course is jointly undertaken with University of Greenwich

Applicants to the PG Diploma pathway are required to have 120 credits at level 6 which is equivalent to Degree in nursing/ healthcare.

Applicants to the Post Graduate Diploma need to have a relevant honours degree at 2:2 classification or above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This course is undertaken with University of Greenwich.

Applicants to the BSc degree pathway are required to have 120 credits at level 5 which is equivalent to a diploma in nursing.

Applicants to the Post Graduate Diploma need to have a relevant honours degree at 2:1 classification or above.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered on part 1 of the NMC register
  • DipHE (or above) qualification to 120 credits at level 5 or evidence of previous education and learning to this level.
  • Evidence of continual professional development over the last 2 years


  • Recognised teaching and mentoring qualification



  • Minimum two years' post qualifying experience
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Evidence of working without direct supervision and managing own workload
  • Experience of the audit process and clinical governance
  • Evidence of researched based practice


  • Experience of working as a registered nurse in a community setting
  • Experience of managing staff within a team

Knowledge & Skills


  • An understanding of the role of Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing)
  • Evidence of current clinical competencies
  • Knowledge of long term conditions management
  • Knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, standards of conduct and ethics and its application to nursing practice
  • Academic ability to study independently at degree or postgraduate level

Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust




SE13 6LH

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