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Specialist Community Nurse

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024
The post holder will co-lead a team of community nurses & HCAs in our integrated service which includes Therapists, Pharmacists, Tissue Viability, Continence, Cardiac, diabetes, dietetics, Speech & Language & Respiratory Specialists & work closely with acute hospitals, Hospice, GPs, Social Services & voluntary sector.

You may already have degree level Specialist Practitioner qualification or this may be your opportunity to move into a more senior position and we can support you to undertake the course within a specified timescale. We know that your career development and the support that you receive is important. Here's what a member of our team has to say about his experience: 'I started with Humber as a newly qualified nurse 5 years ago & have since completed my District Nurse Specialist Qualification which helped me to secure a band 6 role. I will soon start my prescribing qualification which will open many avenues in my nursing career. Humber are willing to support & help their staff to flourish in their careers.'

You will have a planned induction and we have a clear competency framework so you know what is expected within your role & can plan development of your competencies with support from your Clinical & Team Leaders.

In the community setting you need to be able to drive yourself around the locality and be comfortable with lone working including visiting patients in their own homes alone. We are a 24/7 service so there is opportunity for different types of shifts.

Main duties of the job

Community Nursing is a highly specialised area of practice recognised by the Queens Nurses Institute and NMC as a specialist role. As a District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse, you will work within an integrated hub model of District Nurses, Specialist Nurses, Community Staff Nurses, Therapists, Trainee/Registered Nursing Associates, Associate Practitioners, and Health Care Assistants to meet the needs of the complex patient in the community and avoid admissions to the acute sector as far as practicable. This includes:
  • Intravenous Antibiotic administration,
  • End of life care,
  • Managing the deteriorating patient,
  • Complex and simple wound care including VAC therapy and compression therapy,
  • Venepuncture,
  • Utilising advanced physical assessment skills and many more clinical nursing skills.

Main duties of the role include
  • Provision of high quality, patient centred clinical care
  • Caseload Management
  • Leading a team of Community Nurses and support staff including provision of supervision - both clinical & managerial
  • Working with other Band 6 District/Community Nurses to ensure adequate staffing and share resources and learning
  • Induction, probation & competency development of new staff recruited to team
  • Referral to and working alongside Specialist Clinicians & other agencies
  • Engagement with Safety Huddles
  • Actively encourage prevention and self-management
  • Carry out audits
  • Engage in working groups to inform service development.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3,600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description/Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Degree/diploma in adult nursing
  • NMC Registration
  • Demonstrates full understanding of the practice area and specific role applied for
  • Full understanding of the practice area and specific role applied for demonstrated on application


  • V300 Non-Medical Prescribing qualification
  • Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) qualification
  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility



  • Previous community based experience or band 6 experience transferrable to community setting
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice nursing skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development


  • Demonstrable experience of working in Community Nursing at band 6 level
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice

Skills and Competencies


  • Able to effectively transport self between multiple addresses/venues on a daily basis including transporting equipment & clinical stock required for treatment


  • Familiar with using SystmOne

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Scarborough Community Services

174, Prospect Road


YO12 7LB

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