Specialist Community Practitioner Student (District Nursing)

Specialist Community Practitioner Student (District Nursing)
Secondment / Sponsorship
Posts subject to central funding as a trainee
Fixed term contract for 1 year
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust are looking to sponsor highly motivated qualified nurses with minimum 2 years’ experience who are interested in undertaking the BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing) qualification in September 2019/January 2020.
We are committed to delivering best quality care to our patients closer to home which was reflected by a rating of ‘Good’ from the Care Quality Commission.
The successful candidate must demonstrate up to date clinical skills, leadership qualities and evidence based practice as well as share the Trust commitments and values.
In return this course will provide the opportunity to enhance clinical practice and further develop knowledge with regard to research and evidence based healthcare in community nursing. It will help develop leadership and management skills to enable the safe and effective delivery of efficient district nursing services.
This course is jointly undertaken with London South Bank University and University of Greenwich (order of preference needs to be CLEAR on application)
Applicants to the BSc degree pathway are required to have 120 credits at level 5 which is equivalent to a diploma in nursing.
Applicants to the Post Graduate Diploma need to have a relevant honours degree at 2:1 classification or above.
All shortlisted candidates will be required to sit & pass numeracy tests prior to progressing to interview
Scheduled interview date: TBC
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to discuss it informally please contact: Samir Bichri 0208 333 3000 Community PDN ext 8041

As part of our recruitment process, you will be required to undertake pre-employment screening:

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (nee Criminal Records Bureau)
Where a post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it may be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (nee Criminal Records Bureau) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please note the essential qualifications required for the post outlined within the the Person Specification. You are required to hold and provide evidence of the necessary qualifications for the post at interview should you be short listed.

As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references covering their last three years employment history. Applicants are requested to ensure e-mail addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references are not acceptable.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust operate a No Smoking Policy.


Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Information for applicants’ for further guidance on the recruitment process.

When applying, please ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully. Please use the ‘Supporting information’ space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your knowledge, skills, and experience.

References - You must provide at least 2 references on your application form; the first reference must be your line manager of your current employment and the referees must be able to confirm your previous 3 years of employment. Where possible, please provide the email addresses for your referees.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by email with details of your interview date and venue. Please check your NHS Jobs account on a regular basis. To access emails from us, please log into your account and go to 'My Applications’.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.
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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)
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. The UK Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

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