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District Nursing Community Specialist Practitioner
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours and 30 hours
Job ref
382-CN47-17
Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Heysham Primary Care Centre/Queen Victoria Centre
Town
Morecambe/Heysham
Salary
£26,302 - £35,225 pa pro rata
Closing
03/04/2017 23:59
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District Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse role to work with the District Nursing Teams based in Morecambe.

The role will support the team through clinical leadership and caseload management to deliver efficient high quality nursing services in the home to patients in a defined geographical area.

If you would like to join our team in providing high quality District Nursing Services, are innovative, enthusiastic, enjoy developing yourself and others and have a positive attitude to change, we would like to hear from you.

Teaching and assessing in Clinical practice, Leg Ulcer Management, Tissue Viability and a prescribing qualification would be an advantage.

The Morecambe Teams manage the Leg Ulcer and Chronic Wound Clinics in Morecambe and therefore an interest in this area would be an advantage. The post holder must have District Nursing experience and be working towards developing his or herself professionally.

If you would like to join our team in providing high quality District Nursing Services, are innovative, enthusiastic, enjoy developing yourself and others and have a positive attitude to change, we would like to hear from you.

NMC Level 1 Registration (Adult Branch). Community Specialist Practitioner (or currently working towards this qualification) and have District Nursing experience. IT skills and car driver essential. Enhanced DBS clearance required.

When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the job description and person specification. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please note, people reviewing your application will be seeking evidence that you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

In line with the Department of Health guidelines, the Trust operates a strict smoke free policy.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleInvestors in People: Gold

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from Tier 2 candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable and available candidates, as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test as required by the Border Immigration Authority.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Robyn Jackson/Frances Clarke/Judith Lennon
01524 519850/406691

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Department
Telephone
01253 957251