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Specialist Community Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
Are you looking for the next steps in your nursing career? Are you passionate about making a difference to patients' lives?

If 'yes' then there couldn't be a more exciting time to join us! Here at our District Nursing service no day is ever the same. As a well established Community Service, we care for patients with complex needs providing highly skilled assessments and support within their own home environment. The role will involve leading a team of experienced Community Nurses and working in partnership with multiple stakeholders and voluntary services to provide the best care to our community and shape the future of healthcare across Milton Keynes.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for energetic, dynamic nurses who can think on their feet and thrive on the challenges the working day can bring. You will be joining our team of highly motivated proactive professionals to continue our goal of developing our service beyond the traditional scope of nursing in response to the challenging health care needs that we are facing nationally.

In addition to this the role will encompass working within an unplanned care stream for District Nursing, supporting the District Nursing hospital team for safe and timely discharges and being upskilled within a specialist area to support the DN team and patient caseload.

If you pride yourself on thinking outside the box and enjoy challenge then this is the job for you. Ideally, the candidate will have experience gained from Community Settings and be knowledgeable in their field. Experience within Palliative Care, Frailty and Long Term Conditions would be desirable but not essential.

The hours of the District nursing Service are 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week including bank holidays, with a view to move the service hours to 9am - 8pm. Driving licence and use of a car is essential.

About us

  • Flexible working
  • Buy & Sell Annual Leave
  • an attractive pension scheme (including a tax-free lump sum on retirement and family benefits for dependants ill health retirement benefits and life assurance cover of twice your annual pay).
  • Employee Assistance programme: a free and confidential service to help with personal life
  • Staying Well at Work service for tailored employment related support to staff with severe and long term mental health problems
  • Physio Med: an education zone, advice line and treatment service for staff
  • Staff Wellbeing Zone for free and confidential online health and wellbeing programmes
  • The Recovery College: offers a range of health and wellbeing courses for staff
  • A range of staff networks: The PRIDE@CNWL Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) Network Disabled Employees Network
  • Lived Experience of Mental Health Staff Network
  • Carers at Work Network
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network (BME)
  • Discounts and savings at hundreds of retailers nationwide with My Trust Benefits: You can save money on your weekly food shops, household bills, toiletries, and cosmetics, cinema tickets, meals out and holidays or weekend breaks.
  • Salary sacrifice

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following responsibilities are applicable to all Specialist Community Nurses and most other staff members:
  • Maintain the highest standards of care and service, taking responsibility not only for the care you personally provide, but also for your wider contribution to the aims of your team and the NHS as a whole.
  • Be aware of and follow at all times the relevant National and Local code of practice in relation to their role and function. If you are in a post that requires registration with a professional body you are required to maintain that registration with the appropriate professional body.
  • Take responsibility for attending and participating in all mandatory & essential training to ensure the safe and efficient functioning of the trust and/or safety and wellbeing of other staff and the patients you provide services for.
  • Participate in the appraisal process on a minimum of an annual basis in accordance with the Personal Development Review Policy to explore and identify development needs to ensure that you are able to fulfil your job role and meet all objectives set through the process.
  • Abide by locally agreed policies and procedures and ensure you familiarise themselves with such policies which can be found on the trust intranet our preferred method of communication. Staff who cannot access the intranet should contact their line manager.
  • Participates in Clinical Supervision

  • Person Specification



    • Level 1 Registered Nurse
    • Evidence of other professional training
    • Non-Medical Prescribing or a willingness to work towards


    • District Nurse qualification
    • Assessor/Supervisor for students
    • Additional management training



    • Variety of clinncal experience
    • Involved in Practice development

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


    Hawthorn Clinic

    Whalley Drive

    Milton Keynes

    MK3 6EN

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