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Job summary

Main area
District Nursing
Band 6
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
30 hours per week
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Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
T&G Community
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
29/01/2023 23:59

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Community Specialist Practitioner - Evening and Overnight

Band 6

Job overview

Community Specialist Practitioner
Band 6 - 30 Hours - Evening and Overnight -  Permanent 

We are are currently looking to recruit a Band 6 Community Specialist Practitioner within our District Nursing service. You will be allocated to work in one of the 5 neighbourhoods however the role may require you to work across any of the localities as a service need requirement

If you are a Self –motivated dynamic individual with a passion for community care this could be the position for you.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside a multi-skilled team of community practitioners led by Specialist Practitioners in District Nursing delivering nursing care to a diverse population within a variety of settings in the community.

The District Nurse team promote wellbeing and independence to all our patients in an understandable and approachable way. We provide the most appropriate care, working alongside families, carers and other agencies.

As a Specialist Practitioner you must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills, have the ability to problem solve and provide ongoing support to members of your team.You must be able to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and the ability to apply evidenced based practice.

You must be able to display effective communication skills with patients, family, carers as well as the wider Multi professional workforce.

You must be able to work effectively within a team environment and independently organising and prioritising individual workload.

Working for our organisation

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children. Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ & Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The post holder has continuing daily responsibility and accountability without direct supervision for the District Nursing team.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and reviews routine through to complex care packages using research and evidence based knowledge to underpin practice.
  • To supervise, lead, inform and delegate staff as appropriate to the needs of the service by utilising Nursing skills and resources effectively as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Applies Specialist, analytical and judgemental skills to assess and interpret acute, chronic and palliative conditions, taking appropriate actions to prioritise patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates a high level of intuitive and creative problem solving skills to facilitate patient centred care: rationalising information to create patient concordance by using a high level of communication/negotiation skills.
  • Participates in the Performance and Development Review process within the team and undertakes review of junior staff under supervision of the team leader.
  • Prescribe efficiently and effectively from the Nursing Prescribing Formulary.
  • To participate in the investigation of complaints and safeguarding concerning nursing services in accordance with the level of experience and encourage comments and suggestions on improving the quality of the service.
  • To ensure that accidents, complaints and unusual incidents are reported in accordance with the policy.
  • To analyse caseloads and constantly review work patterns as required.
  • To participate in systems of clinical governance to achieve quality improvements i.e. clinical audit and evidence based practice.
  • To support and develop staff using CPD and to identify future leaders

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Holds the Community Specialist Practitioner qualification (DN Pathway)
  • Registered non-medical prescriber
Desirable criteria
  • Registered mentor/Practice teacher


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and attributes.
  • Knowledge of factors requiring consideration in planned change.
  • Ability to manage complex needs assessments and plan future care.
  • Demonstrate a understanding of clinical governance and safety/quality initiatives pertaining to the role.
  • Implementation of audit/evidence based recommendations
  • Excellent communication skills and awareness of conflict management.
  • Evidence of development needs/support/mentorship to junior staff including students.
  • Can demonstrate continuous professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership module/study.
  • Evidence of innovative practice.

Skills & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate a high standard of clinical practice and expertise to meet service need.
  • Knowledge of the values underpinning the NHS Constitution
  • Demonstrate an understanding of national and local strategic direction within District Nursing
  • IT skills/Computer literacy

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Paula Bell
Job title
District Nurse Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Paula Bell District Nurse team Leader 07710385822

Emma Frain - Head of Nursing - 07989187605

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