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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/05/2021.

District Nurse Specialist Practice Student

Job Reference: 811-MM288

Your Healthcare CIC
NMET Training
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum (inc)

District Nurse Specialist Practice Student

Band 5

Hours: 37.5 (1wte) hours per week

Contract: Fixed term for one year from September 2021

Your Healthcare is offering an exciting opportunity for registered nurses with a passion for delivering high quality care in the community to join our Community Nursing team in a training role.

We are inviting applications for sponsorship, leading to a PG Dip/BSc (Hons) and NMC recordable Specialist Practice Award (District Nursing).

The successful applicant will join our Community Nursing teams as a District Nurse student. You must demonstrate up to date clinical skills, leadership qualities, evidence based practice and a passion for your chosen field as well as share Your Healthcare’s commitments and values.

The programme involves taught modules at a London University and a clinical placement within Your Healthcare. The combination of clinical and academic content will enable you to develop knowledge, clinical skills and leadership skills to support high quality, evidence based practice in your chosen specialist area.

In District Nursing, skills development will focus on advanced history taking, physical examination and non-medical prescribing (V300), in the context of nursing people in their own homes.

As an aspiring District Nurse you will be passionate about leading a team of community nurses and health care assistants to deliver holistic District Nursing care to people in their own homes or in residential care, as part of an integrated locality team under Kingston Coordinated Care.

Your Healthcare offers:

  • A supportive and exciting environment for learning, supported by Practice Assessors with knowledge and experience of supporting post registration practice education
  • A supportive network for clinical supervision
  • Enthusiastic and proactive teams that strive for excellence in all areas of practice

The successful applicant will have:

  • 2 years relevant post-registration experience in community services (district nursing only)
  • For BSc 120 credits at Level 5
  • For PG Dip a first degree at 2:1 or above
  • Successfully completed a research module at level 6 or be able to demonstrate evidence and knowledge of research theory and practice (District Nursing only)
  • A mentorship or similar module (District Nursing only)
  • Valid UK full driving license
  • Access to a vehicle for a business use

Your Healthcare Community Interest Company (YH) is a not for profit community health and social care service provider.

Please provide approximately 500 words in the supporting information of your application form, outlining why you wish to become a District Nurse.

As part of the interview process, you will be required to complete a short numeracy and literacy test.

Please note shortlisted candidates will be required to prepare and present a ten minute presentation relevant to the specialist practitioner role, and answer questions on the topic at interview.

The presentation topic for District Nursing will be:

As a District Nurse specialist practitioner, how would you see yourself leading your team beyond the current Covid-19 pandemic? What have been the specific challenges for community nursing during the pandemic and what challenges do you see for the future? What adaptations will community nursing services be required to make to meet the challenges of the future.

Closing date

24th May 2021


District Nursing interviews will take place on 1st June 2021

If you would like to contact us to discuss any aspects of this role please contact:

Lesley Channer, Lead for Community Nursing Tel No: 020 8274 7088

Your Healthcare are part of the NHS family and on NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions and members of the NHS pension scheme.

Your Healthcare CIC reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are interested in this role, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Applications for this post will be processed as quickly as possible. Please note due to the high number of applications received, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who have not been shorltisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Applicants are advised to regularly check their NHS Jobs account as candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be notified via email using this facility.

In line with the majority of NHS organisations in London, we would not normally pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

If you are successful at interview, please note we will take up references covering your last 3 years’ work history.

Your Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note that this post is subject to a probationary period.

You are providing your personal information to Your Healthcare CIC. If you are offered a position at the organisation your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record database and a local file will be created and retained by the organisation, by applying for this post you hereby consent to the organisation processing of your personal data as outlined above.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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