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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Associate Practitioner - District Nursing

Job Reference: 845-LOC1856

Locala Community Partnerships CIC

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

We are an organisation rated Good in all services and domains by CQC and are committed to achieving Outstanding

Are you a community nurse looking for a new challenge within our district nursing service? Are you keen to develop the skills to drive excellence in care provision? With the establishment of the Chief Nursing Officer National Community Nursing Board and a real emphasis nationally and regionally on the value of community nursing, there has never been a better and more exciting time to pursue a career in District Nursing. If this appeals to you, then read on.

What's the role?

The Associate Practitioner – District Nursing role provides a professional development opportunity for clinicians who demonstrate the capability and commitment to progress to be a Community Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing. You will undertake a period of work based leadership development in preparation for an application to undertake the current post-graduate Community Specialist Practitioner (CSP) Programme or the post-graduate apprenticeship route.

You will be responsible for the holistic management of a caseload of patients as well as the leadership and supervisory responsibility for community nursing colleagues within an Integrated Community Care Team (ICCT) providing adult community nursing services across a Primary Care Network (PCN). This will be progressed under the indirect supervision of a District Nurse.

You will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring your practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and clinical knowledge, as well as upholding the vision and values of the organisation working within the CQC Fundamental Standards.

What will we offer you?

A minimum 12 month work based development programme designed to enable you to develop the leadership, supervisory and case management skills to secure a place on the CSP/Post Graduate Apprenticeship programme.

During the period of the CSP/Post Graduate Apprenticeship you will have full support from a Community Practice Teacher/Practice Assessor

A guaranteed position as a Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nurse subject to satisfactory completion of the programme and award of SPQ.

Who are you?

You are a registered nurse who has had significant experience of and is currently working within a community nursing environment. You have a passion for community nursing and providing the highest standard of care and are working to embed good working practices through the application of effective leadership skills within your team. You will have the drive and desire to develop professionally as a Community Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing.

You'll need to be resilient, motivated and adaptable to working in an ever-changing environment.

To experience the full benefits of the development programme you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week over 4 days or 37.5 over 5 days, and be prepared to work in a nominated Integrated Community Care Team.

Education/ job requirements and qualifications needed:-.

  • · Current NMC Registered Nurse (adult)
  • · Relevant honours degree at a minimum of 2:2 or completion of HEI bridging programme (e.g. Leeds Beckett PPD module)
  • · Evidence of continuous learning and professional development (accredited or unaccredited gained within the last 5 years)

For more information about the role please contact :

Claire Naylor


Telephone: 07763547045

or for development programme information

Karen Ashmeade

Email :

Telephone : 07763551239

Please click on the Benefits document on the right hand side of the vacancy on NHS Jobs to read about what Locala offer you in return for coming to work for us.

Please read the application guidance notes before completing your application.

Completed Applications need to be submitted by midnight on 4th October 2020

Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Our offer to you

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance. We offer a competitive contributory pension scheme with Royal London. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven’t been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.

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.

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