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Student District Nurse

Band 5

Main area
District Nursing
Band 5
Fixed Term until June 2021/September 2021
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Integrated Community Nursing
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
12/04/2020 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to train Specialist Community Practitioners (SCP) in District Nursing in Mersey care NHS Foundation Trust. This post is available for internal/external candidates. 

This post is available for an adult registered nurse. The programme will commence September2020 and end June 2021/September 2021 dependant on the course. The post is a full time fixed term/secondment contract for the duration of the specialist practice programme.

Application criteria:

Applicants need current first level registration on parts 1 or 2 of the NMC register.

Meets the academic requirements for entry to training (minimum 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent).

All internal applicants must be supported by their Team Leader and if invited to an interview candidates must bring a supporting letter from their Team Leader to the interview.

Applicants must present an up to date professional portfolio demonstrating progression towards a SCP (District Nursing) role and evidence of reflective practice.

All applicants must complete their supporting statement on the application form using the criteria outlined below:

  1. Sound knowledge of health policy relating to the role of the District Nurse (150 words)
  2. Understanding the role of the SCP or SCPHN (200 words)
  3. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills (150 words)
  4. Leadership potential (150 words)
  5. Track record of professional values, behaviours and teamwork (150 words)
  6. Computer literacy skills (50 words)
  7. Appreciation and application of research and evidence based professional practice (150 words)

Shortlisting is planned for 13th April 2020.

Interviews are planned for w/c 20th April 2020.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Contact Kirsten Collins 07825723430 Kirsten.collins@merseycare.nhs.uk