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Student District Nurse

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
The role is not suitable for the overseas registered nurses.

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a progressive, innovative organisation - committed to delivering a high standard of District Nursing services to adults who live in the City of London and the London borough of Hackney.

The community nursing service within Hackney has recently been restructured with the values of the Homerton at its core. We provide the community nursing service to our patients within the City of London and Borough of Hackney, with the emphasis on delivering the highest standards of care.

We would encourage intuitive, experienced, highly professional community nurses who are motivated to becoming a Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing to apply.

If you are a nurse who is registered on Part 1 of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register and are committed to continuous professional development (CPD) we are inviting you to apply for one of our sponsored places that will support you through an academic year of training at the end of which you will join the growing band of Specialist Community District Nurses.

As a qualified nurse, you can apply for a 12 month full-time course or 24 month part-time course. A full-time course comprises of 52 weeks of study, of which 45 weeks are spent in education and clinical practice in London.

The program commences in September 2023 at London South Bank University.

Late applications will not be considered.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:
  • To develop skills in public health, health needs assessment of practice populations, and health promotion programmes.
  • To develop skills in assessment, planning, providing and evaluating specialist health care related to the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Work in partnership with the client groups and other agencies record, implement and evaluate personalised health plans based on an accurate needs assessment, acting at all times in a manner conducive to vulnerable people. Make appropriate referrals and/or mobilise relevant resources, maintaining accurate records at all times.
  • To develop skills and knowledge in identifying and assessing deviations in health and refer promptly to or mobilise appropriate services and resources
  • Work in accordance with the Trust Safeguarding policies and guideline
  • The fundamental responsibilities of the post holder are to attain the academic credentials and the clinical skills required to practice as a District Nurse.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration for nursing (Adult Branch)
  • Meet University entry requirements
  • Evidence of recent continuing professional development


  • Evidence of continual professional development at level 6
  • Degree Level Qualification

Skills / Abilities


  • Good computer literacy skills e.g. Microsoft word, and literature searching skills
  • Excellent, adaptable communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to support people to make informed decisions in relation to their health and well-being
  • Evidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment



  • Post-registration experience
  • Experience of working in the community as a registered nurse
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Evidence of working without direct supervision and managing own workload
  • Experience of managing staff within a team in a deputising role


  • Experience of managing people within a team



  • Awareness of the role of contemporary District Nursing including knowledge of long term conditions management
  • Interest in and knowledge of key issues in primary care nursing
  • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of primary care services
  • Knowledge of safeguarding Adults at risk
  • Awareness of evidence based practice


  • Knowledge of assessment of health needs of the local population
  • Background knowledge of current policy relating to public health and primary care

Trust Values


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values.

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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