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Practice Development Nurse

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year Pro rata, inclusive of HCA's
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Our ambition is to make working in Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust an attractive career opportunity for clinical staff from Health Care Assistant through to Advanced Practitioner. In order to help achieve this ambition we are looking for Practice Development Nurse to join the CLCH Academy to promote and facilitate practice development within our community nursing teams. As a PDN you will join the CLCH Academy Team where you will be supported with your development whether this is at undergraduate or post graduate level.

Main duties of the job

So if you are an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced community nurse and want to develop your teaching, supervising and assessment skills within a supportive team then this could be the opportunity for you.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To establish and maintain productive working relationships and communications with key stakeholders
  • To contribute to relevant internal and external committees and forums, and represent the Academy team or designated service as required
  • To provide progress reports aligned to measurable project deliverables to the Academy team, Locality Manager, divisional staff, and other key stakeholders
  • To work with the Academy team and Locality Manager to identify specific training needs and plan programmes to ensure staff are competent and have the right skills to undertake their roles

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oEducated to Masters degree level or equivalent
  • oClinical Leadership training
  • oEvidence of continuing personal and professional development


  • oDistrict Nursing qualification
  • oProject management qualification
  • oLearning and Development Qualification



  • Significant senior experience within district nursing services
  • Previous experience in practice development
  • Experience in taking forward clinical and service change
  • Experience of working in a changing and uncertain environment.
  • Experience of delivering on development initiatives and leading change with individuals and teams.
  • Experience of working with staff and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience of using evidence to inform best practice
  • Experience of engaging with patients, the public and stakeholders
  • Experience of report writing and presentation

Skills & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of the national priorities relating to provision of district nursing services
  • Skills in articulating a vision to staff working at different levels
  • Knowledge of practice development and change management.
  • Knowledge of the NHS agenda of how it impacts on service delivery
  • Ability to think strategically. Develop and deliver strategies and plans.
  • Ability to implement and evaluate successful change programmes.
  • Leadership skills, relationship building skills and influencing skills.
  • Ability to focus on key priorities and to sustain momentum to achieved desired results.
  • Ability to inspire and build a strong team focused on achieving results.
  • Integrates organisational vision and values as way of working.
  • Aware of the equalities and diversity agenda.
  • Ability to organise and utilise resources to achieve value for money.
  • Ability to thrive in a changing environment and to focus on opportunities to generate new ideas.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload to meet competing demands and priorities.
  • Able to work as an effective team member.
  • Ability to work in a pressure environment and keep calm in challenging situations.
  • Proficient IT Skills

Key Attributes


  • Passionate about work and services delivered
  • Self-motivated towards own professional growth and development.
  • Proactive.
  • Flexible to work patterns.
  • Sensitive towards needs of others
  • Committed to developing people.
  • Committed to improving quality.
  • Embraces change and seek opportunities to find new solutions to problems.
  • Honesty and integrity

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


East Barnet Health Centre



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