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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/11/2021.

Band 6 District Nurse / Deputy District Nurse – Development post

Job Reference: 304-44028BB

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Solihull District Nursing Teams
£32,306 - £39,027 pa

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:

  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
  • Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff and patients;
  • Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants where they meet the essential criteria;
  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse;

  • Working with marginalised groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds, to increase representation, facilitate positive action and promote anti-racist practice throughout the Trust;

  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

We are a leading provider of healthcare with an regional, national and international reputation providing cutting edge healthcare.

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Band 6 District Nurses/ Deputy District Nurses

We are pleased to announce fantastic opportunities for senior and experienced community nurses within our Solihull District Nursing teams.

The District Nurse posts are open to applications from those who already possess the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing.

The Deputy District Nurse post offers a new and exciting opportunity for the right candidates to hold a band 6 role while developing their clinical, leadership and theoretical skills in District Nursing practice and will require the completion of the District Nurse Specialist Practitioner course or relevant modules.

The successful applicants for the Deputy District Nurse posts will ideally have a degree/ evidence of significant study at level 6 in a health/ nursing related field, although applicants are also welcomed from those who have a diploma in nursing as long as they can commit to undertaking the course commencing in September 2022. For successful candidates who have a degree/ significant study at level 6, the course will need to be completed within 4 years of coming in to post.

Two years post registration experience in a nursing environment to include previous community nursing experience is also essential for the Deputy District Nurse posts.

Both roles require the effective management of a defined caseload of patients to include patients with very complex needs, having responsibility for the setting of the highest agreed standards of quality and evidenced based care and the ability to embrace the challenges of the changing and growing demands of the primary care setting.

The individuals we are looking for will be highly motivated, energetic and innovative who pride themselves in providing complex and holistic patient assessment and are dedicated to delivering and co-ordinating exceptional standards of care. They will also need to demonstrate an understanding of hospital admission avoidance strategies and the facilitation of timely home discharges.

In return, we offer a robust induction package, competency frameworks as well as a development and training programmes. These will include individual and personalised support, coaching and assessment from our Quality Improvement Lead in order to maximise your full individual potential.

You will need to be able to meet the needs of this service by being available to work flexibly between the hours of 7am and 9pm on a rota basis over a 7 day period and be able to drive.

The posts are full time.

We would welcome informal discussions, please contact Kim Drummond, Senior District Nurse on 0777 3199 609

Closing date 3rd November 2021

Panel assessment for all shortlisted candidates will take place 15th November 2021.

Following successful panel assessment, the District Nurse interviews will take place on 24th November and the Deputy District nurse interviews will take place on 1st and 2nd of December 2021.

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from Job seekers who require sponsorship under the Skilled Migrant Sponsorship program to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

However, please be advised that not all posts meet the criteria for this sponsorship. Therefore, please can you ensure you qualify for a Skilled Worker visa prior to applying for this post and read the guidance on Skilled Migrant sponsorship.

Please go to the website and search skilled migrant visa for further information

From 6th April 2017, Skilled worker applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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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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