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Band 6 Trainee District Nurse (Clinical Practitioner- Specialism)

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71604-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Nursing
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Secondment onto District Nursing Course

Successful applicants will be seconded to undertake the full time one year district nursing course leading to the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing) at De Montfort University.

Entry Requirements

  • Significant post registration experience and ability to articulate the relevance of that experience to the field of district nursing.
  • Qualified to mentor pre-registration nursing students.
  • Hold at least one additional level 6 module.
  • Have evidence of undertaking relevant professional practice development.

Applicants will be interviewed by a panel comprising LPT managers, a practice teacher and an academic from De Montfort University.

Actual Annual Basic salary based on hours and training annex:

Your salary in this training contract is adjusted based on the following criteria:

(i) up to 12 months prior to completion of training: 75 per cent of the pay band maximum of the fully qualified rate;

(ii) more than one but less than two years prior to completion of training: 70 per cent of the pay band maximum of the qualified rate;

(iii) more than two but less than three years prior to completion of training: 65 per cent of the pay band maximum for the qualified rate;

(iv) more than three years from completion of training: 60 per cent of the pay band maximum for the qualified rate.

The course runs at academic levels 6 and 7 and the level offered to applicants will be based on previous academic success. The secondees will be supported by a qualified District Nurse mentor and be overseen by a Practice Teacher. For the duration of the course the secondees will hold supernumerary status.

On successful completion of the course secondees will be offered positions as Band 6 District Nurses within Leicestershire Partnership Trust (subject to appropriate vacancies being available at that time and completion of a successful interview).


The attached job description and person specification refer to the qualified role that the successful applicant will aspire to fulfil on completion of the course.

There is an expectation that successful applicants will remain in LPT’s employment for a minimum of two years post completion of the course. Should an applicant wish to leave before this time they may be required to pay back a percentage of the course fees in accordance with the LPT study leave policy.

Applicants who fail to successfully complete the course or meet their expected competencies during the course will be returned to a band 5 staff nurse post within LPT community health services (subject to appropriate available vacancies).

Please apply via NHS Jobs. There is an additional form entitled 'DN application form for training 2019' which is attached to this advert under additional information'. Please complete this and email to complete your application. This must be received by the advert’s closing date, or your application may be rejected.

Interviews will be scheduled week commencing 22nd July 2019.

Please contact Sue Swanson 07824840100 if you would like to find out more about these opportunities.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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