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Staff Nurse District Nursing

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Nursing & Midwifery
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
01/09/2019 23:59

About the Trust

We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

Our vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work. 

Many of our staff and teams have brought home high profile national and regional awards and we are privileged that some of the most talented professionals in the country choose to work for us. This includes some prominent national mental health experts.

We are one of the first NHS organisations in the country to launch a Just Culture approach. This aims to get to the heart of what, not who, was responsible for an error.

Instead of blaming staff for honest errors, we will support them to come forward and share their experiences to allow lessons to be learned.

We also offer a dedicated staff wellbeing service. This provides lots of help and support for staff experiencing mild to moderate psychological difficulties that are impacting on their work.

Pennine Care is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce.

Our ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work.  We offer the a range of family friendly inclusive employment policies and services to support our staff from different backgrounds. In addition we offer the following benefits: 

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
  • Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Future plans

We are currently developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services), this will take place on the 1st July 2019

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.

Interviews to be held 19th September 2019


Service/Ward/Department Summary:
The District Nursing Service in Trafford provides a range of complex nursing interventions to patient within their own home. This is achieved via 4 neighborhoods over a 24 hour period.

The service visits any patient over the age of 18 who is housebound at time of referral and in need of nursing care following a holistic nursing assessment.

The day service is neighbourhood based across the footprint in Trafford and is integrated with health and social care services. The core hours of work are between 08.00 and 22.00 any 5 days out of 7, depending on the need of the service.

There is weekend and Bank Holiday working as part of the post.

All staff have access to 1:1 management supervision, appraisal and IPDR planning.

Role Summary:
The role of the community staff nurse within the Community Services team is essential to provide support to teams experiencing high demand, ensuring the safe and effective delivery of care to patients in a community setting.

The service delivers a range of routine and complex clinical interventions to patients.

Management and clinical support will be provided from the Band 6 District Nurse and overseen by a Band 7 District Nurse Senior Practitioner.

There are exciting development opportunities for the post holder within the staff nurse role.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
• To provide nursing care to patients within their own homes
• To work within their own professional codes of conduct and the policies of Pennine Care Foundation Trust
• To work collaboratively with patients, carers and other health and social care professionals.
• To help assist the teams with the new self-management agenda in the identification of patients and ensuring this process is embedded in practice
• The role will further support the many other developments in this transformation process with Community Services Trafford adopting the philosophy of integrated nursing.
• Provide clinical assessment and co-coordinating nursing care to patients.
• Mentor and develop unqualified workforce.
• Contribute to partnership working.
• Contribute to the development of nursing services in line with the national and local commissioning developments.
• To work without direct supervision but with support from the sister/charge nurse in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care within community.
• To provide support to sister/charge nurse.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
NMC Registered Nurse

No smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

For further information please contact:
Tracey Chapman 07976 344881
Michelle Dowd 07976 344663