Skip to main content

This job has expired

District Nurse Clinical Specialist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
We are recruiting for a District Nurse Clinical Specialist to come and join our team here on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

The District Nurse Clinical Specialist is pivotal member of the Integrated Community Nursing Service, responsible for delivering and leading specialist clinical care for patients on the District Nursing caseload. In doing so, the post holder will be expected to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake relevant training events at any site across the trust.

In periods of high activity or/and when clinical areas require additional support this will be risk assessed by the relevant Locality Manager who will consider the impact on the individual's workload and the relevant service.

You will have the flexibility and skill set, to work across planned pathways and with specialist services, supporting patients to live or die well in the place that they call home, and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions in collaboration with Virtual Ward.

This post is required to work in any location as required.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include:

* Lead and manage a team to deliver care in the home and community. Be responsible for developing new and innovative clinical practices, responding to emerging knowledge and techniques working with other services where appropriate to make improvements

* Work in an integrated and partnership way within the Integrated Localities, primary, secondary, social care, the independent and voluntary sector, and others to improve the health and care of individuals, families, and communities, particularly the most vulnerable reducing health inequalities.

* Work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring clinical practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

* Work in partnership with the wider Community Services Division taking a lead with the quality and governance agenda.

* Act with autonomy and authority, making decisions within an agreed professional and managerial structure.

* Create and promote a learning culture within community nursing to support the professional growth and development of nursing staff, students and as appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team

* Provide information, education, support and advice to patients, families, carers and health care professionals about aspects of care relating to Community Nursing and Locality Therapy

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • * Registered with current NMC Registration
  • * Hold a recognised Educational/ Supervisory qualification or equivalent experience
  • * Specialist Practice Degree (SPQ) in District Nursing or equivalent Advanced Clinical Practice qualification
  • * Educated to a minimum of honours degree Level and be willing to progress to Masters Level



  • *Significant levels of specialist knowledge and experience, for example in long term conditions management, care of the elderly, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, evidenced through short courses and/or continuous professional development.
  • * Independent / supplementary prescriber or commitment to undertake this course
  • * Have proven experience at leading and managing people across disciplines and teams
  • * Demonstrate knowledge and skills in understanding and delivering change in service delivery
  • * Have a proven track record and experience in managing Performance and Quality
  • * Have highly developed knowledge of Health and Social Care organisations
  • * Have expertise in service improvement
  • * Be proficient with a range of IT systems
  • * Be confident at presenting complex data and information
  • * Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge and expertise that promote Positive changes in practice
  • * Maintain clinical competence
  • * Knowledge of the Continuing Health Care (CHC) process/personal health budgets
  • * Have highly developed knowledge and experience of Governance and Quality assurance processes
  • * Have highly developed interpersonal communication skills

Additional Criteria


  • Physical Skills
  • * Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder, e.g., Moving and handling, lone working
  • * Car driver with clean licence
  • * Awareness of personal safety
  • Aptitudes
  • * Proven track record to effectively manage teams, prioritise and delegated work
  • * Experience to work within a interprofessional team and ensure policies/ procedures are followed
  • * Work effectively in difficult and contentious circumstances
  • * Demonstrate specialist Knowledge and skills in resources management
  • * Highly developed logical reasoning ability
  • * Be flexible/ and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • * Can demonstrate the Trust Values and expected behaviours
  • * Organisational skills
  • * Ability to motivate others and maintain own motivation
  • Communication Skills
  • * Specialist communication skills
  • * Ability to write and read comprehensive complex reports
  • * Computer literacy (Word, Outlook and Excel )

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road


Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert