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District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity to join a wonderful, dynamic and patient focused team providing high quality services to the local community.

Whether it be supporting a team member with new skills or attending to a patient and advising their family, your role as a Senior Community Nurse/ District Nurse provides you with the opportunity to deliver a high standard of care to patients in their homes alongside developing your leadership skills supporting your team.

Could you be our new Senior Community Nurse/ District Nurse looking for a new challenge? As a Registered Nurse with a graduate qualification in a health-related subject and post-registration community experience, or the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing you will contribute to leading a community nursing team within a multi professional environment

Main duties of the job

To Practice as a senior member of the community nursing team, working within the Integrated Community Services (ICS)

To provide a case management approach to care for an identified number of patients working closely with GPs, the ICS and other Statutory and Voluntary agencies.

To provide advice, information and education to patients and carers with the aim of enabling patients to enjoy maximum independence, health and wellbeing.

To creatively manage the holistic and clinical needs of patients with acute, sub-acute and long-term conditions.

To enable patients living long term physical health challenges to live well within their communities, with a focus on not only their physical health needs but also their wider holistic needs, e.g. mental health, learning disabilities, psychological needs, social needs and spiritual needs

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered General Nurse, Adult Branch and current NMC Registration
  • Experience and evidence of teaching and assessing e.g. Preceptorship/Mentor or working towards
  • Commitment to complete advanced physical assessment course/clinical decision making/District Nursing Specialist Practitioner Course
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Ability to work in community setting/home visits


  • Advanced clinical skills - ability to assess, diagnose and treat as an independent practitioner minimum level 6 study or similar
  • Advanced clinical assessment skills, clinical decision making/District Nursing Specialist Practitioner Course at minimum level 6 study or similar course or commitment to complete.



  • Demonstrable experience and work qualification, preferably within an Intermediate Care or community environment
  • Experience of supervising junior staff in the team
  • Experience of quality improvement processes including audit, risk management and a good understanding of clinical governance and change management
  • Experience of and ability to communicate effectively with variety of partners and stakeholders - verbal, written and electronically
  • Ability to problem solves and prioritise
  • Experience of complaints handling


  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate to the nurse role e.g. venepuncture, palliative care, IV therapy, wound care, diabetes management.



  • Demonstrates an understanding of ECP Locality Services
  • Aware of current professional nursing issues.
  • Demonstrates sound application of clinical knowledge
  • Be able to critically analyse research and use this to substantiate best practice
  • Knowledge and experience of equal opportunities and evidence of collaboration and co-operation with others, valuing the diversity of contributions that others give
  • Ability to influence service delivery and policy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Time management and ability to prioritise work
  • Good decision making skills
  • Effective team working skills
  • Knowledge of government policy and how this affects service delivery.
  • Knowledge of care pathways and models of practice and their application in this field

Personal Qualities


  • Self-motivated
  • Awareness of limitations to own competence and able to seek support
  • Assertiveness
  • Ability to adapt to change in the work environment

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Featherstone Road Clinic



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