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Specialist Practitioner - District Nurse

Job Reference: 310-COP26-1845443

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Older people and Adult Community
Nye Bevin, Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road, Cambridge
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata

Band 6 Specialist Practitioner – District Nurse for South Cambridge Neighbourhood Team

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provide integrated community health care. We aim to support people to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we are looking for skilled people who share our passion for delivering an excellent service and standard of care.

We have an exciting developmental opportunity for a Band 6 – District Nurse to work with a District Nurse team within Cambridge. You will be working as part of the Neighbourhood team which includes Community Nurses (RN), Advanced Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, other Mental Health Professionals and Team co-ordinators. You will link closely with colleagues outside of CPFT including General practitioners to support excellent nursing care at home, reducing the necessity for acute hospital admission.

We welcome applications from Nurses with current community nursing skills and experience. We are keen to support and develop our employees through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have experience of working in the Community
  • Are educated to RGN level 1
  • Are able to demonstrate a commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Have the ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
  • Have the ability to assess and formulate care plans
  • Are able to teach and support student Nurses and Health Care Assistants
  • Have enhanced communication and inter personal skills

You will be responsible for:

  • Keeping the patient at the centre of care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making
  • Providing a high standard of care
  • Providing a high standard of nursing intervention within a patient’s own home, with access to Specialist and Advanced Practitioners when required
  • Working as part of a 24/7 service and a multidisciplinary team

If this sounds like the role for you then please apply!


For further details / informal visits contact:

Deborah Nikolova, Area Nurse Manager on 07983 344081.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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

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