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Community Nurse Practitioner

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
We are seeking to recruit a Community Nurse Practitioner to provide and support the provision of high-quality patient care. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated practitioner to develop new ways of working. They will be integral in delivering community services in different ways across the localities. As a Community Nurse Practitioner, you will be responsible for the assessment of the health and clinical needs of the patient, to undertake consultations with patients as an autonomous practitioner using advanced clinical practice skills and own clinical judgement to diagnose, treat, to prescribe where required, refer to other services and discharge patients.

Main duties of the job

A key part of the role will include making rapid clinical assessments of patients with undifferentiated conditions, making evidenced based treatment plans whilst aiming to ensure patients are cared for in the most appropriate place. As part of the Urgent Community Response Team, the practitioner will be expected to respond to patients who are experiencing crisis within a 2 hour national target. You will be required to ensure delivery of high quality patient centered care measured by clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience as well as meeting the key performance measures as required by the Trust.

This is an exciting role for the right candidate. You will be joining a developing and progressive service, giving you the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of the team and the Clinical Hub. The successful candidates must have experience of service development and clinical leadership to ensure patients and their families receive timely, effective and supportive care. You will be managed and supported daily by the Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Hub Lead and Medical Lead as well as giving support to junior staff within the Dudley Clinical Hub.

If you are a V300 prescriber and are passionate about the services we provide for local people we would love to hear from you.

Please note the closing date may change if there is a high response therefore please ensure that you apply for the post you are interested in as soon as possible.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Current NMC registration
  • Health Assessment Qualification
  • Independent / Supplementary Nurse Prescriber (V300)
  • Educated to Degree level or can demonstrate experience of operating at this level
  • Evidence of professional development and regular study since qualification
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of Clinical Governance


  • Evidence of formal Leadership / Managerial Training & Development



  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • Be able to work autonomously within the speciality to include the advanced clinical assessment, diagnosing, treating, discharging or referring agencies
  • Keen to develop own skills and develop nursing practice within the service


  • Experience working in hospital avoidance or community setting
  • Manage staff effectively achieving optimum team satisfaction and team development
  • Evidence of having developed team working skills and implemented teamwork practices

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement
  • Ability to demonstrate negotiating and influencing skills
  • Problem solving skills

Planning & Organisational Skills


  • Motivated - able to motivate self and others to deliver a quality service
  • Forward thinking - to identify opportunities for improvement in service development
  • Flexible - to meet the demands of the service

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values


  • Able to provide safe, caring, and effective services
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong and their contribution is valued

Knowledge & Training


  • Evidence of high level expert clinical skills and knowledge in accordance with relevant clinical competencies


  • Evidence of leadership / management qualities
  • Evidence of teaching / supervision skills

Communication & Relationship Skills


  • Must be able to commute to meet the demands of the role
  • Can work on own initiative
  • Can work as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Skilled competent practitioner who can act as a role model
  • Ability to work within a team and develop others
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Demonstrates respect for patient dignity
  • Professional at all times


  • Able to cope with distressing or emotional circumstances

Physical Skills


  • Must be able to commute to meet the demands of the service
  • To be able to manual handle equipment to/ from the work base and patient's home

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Brierley Hill Health & Social Care

Venture Way



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