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District Nurse - Community Specialist Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rota for part time)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The division operates under three portfolios of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non-clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

Our integrated teams of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals deliver care to people who present with significant physical health care needs in various settings including clinic based, community inpatient, hospices to care in the patient's own home, including care homes, enabling them to be independent, self-caring and live their optimum lives, reducing hospital admissions.

Services range from community nursing, including specialist practitioners, to public health and health promotion such as school nursing and health visiting, with many specialist community services designed to support care pathways such as Physiotherapy, OT, Speech and Language, Dietetics and Podiatry.

Supporting the efficient running of these services are administrative and managerial roles. All roles, at all levels, are vital in transforming community health services, ensuring high quality care is provided both now and into the future based around the needs of our patients - together we all make a difference.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

District Nurse

Full or Part-time hours considered

We are actively seeking an outstanding Specialist Practitioner Qualified District Nurse to work in our Carlton and Arnold Community Nursing teams in Nottingham

We would like to hear from Specialist Practitioner Qualified District nurses who are compassionate about delivery of safe and effective care ,place value in community based care and who feel they can bring something different to our well established, high performing team.

The post holder will

Provide a defined level of specialist assessment and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant general medical problems/disorders.

You will be person centred and provide leadership to the nursing team, demonstrating sound managerial skills in line with Trust values and objectives.

You will develop and supervise junior members of staff and work collaboratively with the wider professional team.

Please read the job description for a detailed breakdown of what the role will entail and the experience we are looking for.

Please contact us if you want to learn more about the vacancy or our services, and do not hesitate to come and have a look round and an informal chat before submitting your application.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Why choose us?

As a District Nurse not only will you reflect our core Trust values in every aspect of your role but you will find yourself in a Trust that believes in promoting a healthy work life balance, actively listens to its employees, values innovation and is taking positive strides to make this Trust the employer of choice in the region and a truly Great Place to Work.

In addition, we are committed to supporting the ongoing personal development of our staff, be that clinically and/or in their leadership journey, with a growing programme of learning and development opportunities.

You will become part of our exciting new community nursing portfolio which is led and managed by District Nurses and be welcomed by an extremely supportive and efficient team who display high levels of quality and compassion to the care they provide and receive a local induction tailored to suit your individual needs.

You will be afforded an informal discussion with a Manager of the service which provides opportunity for you to share your journey to NottsHC and understand how your values align with ours and the factors that motivate you to reinforce a supportive working relationship.

As you settle in you will receive regular, meaningful clinical and managerial supervisions and an appraisal within 4 months of commencing in your role to establish how we can support you to be the best version of yourself, whilst achieving your developmental needs and aspirations.

You will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities and not to mention the wide range of employee benefits NottsHC offer
  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS service and in accordance with A4C terms and conditions)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working and job share opportunities
  • Promotion of a healthy work life balance
  • Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
  • Staff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure Centre membership
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling services
  • Support for carers

Go on, take a positive leap in your career and join Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust! If you want to be the District Nurse that makes a difference, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse Part One and holds current and valid registration with the NMC
  • NMC recordable qualification in District Nursing inclusive of V100/V150 prescribing qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training
  • SPQ degree in District Nursing


  • Holds a mentorship qualification and has ability to provide mentorship to others
  • V300 non medical prescriber



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.
  • Specialist and area specific experience


  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and Trust policy, values and objectives.
  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting on nursing care
  • Ability to seek out current best practice based on research and evidence based enquiry.
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's
  • Understanding of clinical risk assessments and risk management



  • Ability to manage a caseload and lead and manage the nursing team within an integrated and interagency context
  • Good holistic and person centred assessment skills.
  • Ability to plan, perform and evaluate complex patient's nursing care including self-care initiatives.
  • Ability to promote health and wellbeing both at individual and population levels
  • Good written/oral and IT communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and diplomatically handle conflict issues
  • Ability to appraise staff performance and direct the development of others.
  • Clinical supervision skills


  • A high level of emotional intelligence
  • Ability to demonstrate RCA skills in investigating reported incidents

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Park House

Burton Road



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