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District Nurse - Community Specialist Practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We're driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

A full time vacancy has arisen for a Community Specialist Practitioner (CSP) and Registered General Nurse (RGN) in South Manchester . You will be required to work as part of our developing Neighborhood team to lead and co-ordinate nursing teams to provide complex nursing care to adults in their own home and in a variety of settings within the community. You will work closely with the MDT (Social Workers, GP's and Allied Health Professionals) to ensure that patient care is effectively co-ordinated, demonstrating a positive impact on our patients. You will enjoy the chance to develop new and existing clinical skills, as well as a range of training opportunities for personal development. We will be looking for proven leadership skills and the ability to work within and lead and develop more junior members of staff, as well as work autonomously. The Community Nursing Service is a 7 day service with variable shift patterns available between 8am-10pm. To join us, you will need to demonstrate a keen interest in the field of Community Nursing, together with a genuine desire to develop both the service and yourself.

Main duties of the job

You will hold the relevant CSP Qualification and have the required community nursing experience as set out in the job description. You will be an excellent communicator and be willing to work in an integrated way with our partners in health and social care. With patient centred care as your main focus, you will deliver our values and nurse with pride, respect, empathy, consideration, compassion and dignity.

Great opportunity for a District Nurse who holds Community Specialist Practitioner Qualification (CSP) to work in a friendly dynamic District Nursing Team here in Wythenshawe

Main duties include working closely with the Band 7 team leader to ensure quality care delivery to patients in their own homes and residential settings.

Provide effective and positive leadership .Complete senior managerial duties.

Be a Role model to colleagues and mentor for junior members of staff.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you possess a full driving license and have access to a car.

In return for your commitment, we show our care for our staff through excellent development and progression opportunities. This includes a comprehensive induction programme and to enhance your skills in your specialty, We also offer a range of internal and external courses.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Community Specialist Practitioner
  • Evidence of post qualification specialist study
  • Assessor / Mentor qualification
  • Prescriber V150 or V300


  • Achieved grade/experience
  • Experience of working within other areas of nursing



  • Minimum two years experience of working at a Band 5 level with relevant community experience
  • Leading a team and working autonomously
  • Evidence of implementing and leading change
  • Personal development plan and professional portfolio
  • Practical application of specialist knowledge


  • Experience of working with multidisciplinary teams



  • Evidence of clinical skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Managing people and teams
  • Computer literate, abilty to utilise elecronic records/systems
  • Communication skills


  • Reseach in an area relevant to community nursing



  • Able to travel throughout different locations
  • Flexible, able to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Etrop Court Wythenshawe Offices



M22 5RG

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