Band 6 Deputy District Nurse/District Nurse-Community Nursing: Visa sponsorship

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

Are you looking to further your career in nursing? Want to be a V300 prescriber?

Community Nursing has a fantastic opportunity to complete the Health Assessment training along with V300 prescribing by completing the District Nurse Specialist Practitioner Qualification.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to hold a band 6 role whilst developing clinical, leadership and theoretical skills in District Nursing.

Our band 6 Deputy District Nurse role guarantees UHB funding and support for your university application onto the Specialist Practitioner course: subject to successful university clearance. This is an excellent chance to develop your community career and progress your leadership development.

We will consider applicants who require flexible working, condensed or part time hours however on commencement of the course there would be a requirement to meet the demands of the Specialist Practitioner programme, which is currently a full-time commitment, Monday to Friday for 18 months. The right candidate will need to have completed level 7 study to be eligible for the course.

This rewarding role involves the effective management of a defined community caseload of patients, including patients with very complex needs. You will have responsibility for setting 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.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

We are looking for highly motivated, forward-thinking, energetic, and innovative individuals who pride themselves in providing complex and holistic patient assessment, and who are dedicated to delivering exceptional standards of care. In return, we offer a robust induction package, competency frameworks as well as a development and training programmes. This will include individual and personalised support, coaching and assessment to maximise your full individual potential.

As a Senior nurse you will demonstrate good leadership skills with the ability to independently make sound clinical and leadership judgements and regularly support and supervise junior colleagues.

We require at least 12 months post registration experience in a nursing environment, ideally with community experience.

Our core hours are Weekdays 9am- 5pm however, you will need to be available to meet the needs of the service by working flexibly between the hours of 7am to 9pm over 7 days on a rota basis and be able to drive/ car owner.

Our community teams are based in Central Solihull, Shirley, Chelmsley Wood and Balsall Common and cover patients registered with a Solihull GP. We welcome and encourage informal discussions or site visits; please contact Harry Moore, District Nurse Team Lead; 07920535925 for further information.

About us

We are 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.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

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Person specification



Current registration as a Registered Nurse Level 1 (Adult).

Commitment to undertake Post

Registration District Nurse Qualification (Specialist Practioner in District Nursing)



  • 12 months post registration experience in a nursing environment.
  • End of life care and symptom control.
  • Previous experience of working within a Community setting.
  • Knowledge in Safeguarding/ issues/procedures.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 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 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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