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District Nurse/Community Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
District Nursing
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent: to work to cover the service 7 days per week pro rata
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (weekend and bank holiday cover on rota)
Job ref
842-CHE-3314-21
Site
Walton hospital
Town
Chesterfield
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/10/2021 23:59
Interview date
03/11/2021

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated band 6 Community Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse/District Nurse, for a team in the Chesterfield locality.   

This role involves you managing a caseload of community patients, whilst undertaking first line management for a team of community nursing staff.

If you are a motivational leader, who thrives on excellence in practice we would love to hear from you.

We are a very supportive team, and you will have regular one to ones with both the District Nursing Clinical Lead and Integrated Care Team leader to support your development.

If you are  not a qualified District Nurse you will be required to undertake the District Nursing Specialist Practitioner Degree, for which you will be supported by DCHS.

Main duties of the job

Please note it is essential that the successful candidate has a full UK Driving Licence and access to vehicle for work purposes, as the job will involve completing home visits across the locality.

Provide effective evidenced based care to a defined population/Place. This is achieved through effective delegation, case load management, monitoring of care standards, leadership and the performance management of team members. 

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care, utilising their professional judgement at all times. 

Provide clinical leadership and line management to less experienced Nurses, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of high quality care.

To contribute to the continuous improvement of community nursing within their Place, linked to the 10 year NHS plan.

*Note, some District Nurses are also qualified as a Clinical Practice Teacher. For these members of the team, a key part of the role is to supervise, mentor and support Community Nurses undertaking their specialist practitioner qualification

 

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Leadership
 Provide effective evidenced based care to a defined population/Place. This is achieved through effective delegation, case load management, monitoring of care standards, leadership and the performance management of team members.

 To maintain a safe caseload for the team by effective allocation of staffing, patients, ensuring a responsive approach for both hot and cold referrals.

 To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care, utilising their professional judgement at all times. 

 To be an advocate for the Self-Care model.

 Provide highly specialised nursing care and intervention to individuals and their carers with complex needs making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care.

 Provide clinical leadership and line management to less experienced Nurses, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of high quality care.

 To provide operational line management for immediate team, including attendance management, recruitment, performance issues, supervision, and appraisals.

 To be proactive in understanding the strategic context and direction of Place-based care and to be a visionary leader in supporting their team through change associated with service improvement.

 Facilitate, develop, evaluate and share good working practice, including Lessons Learnt, Serious Incident investigations, NICE guidance, etc.

 Act as a champion for designated service area as required.

 Ensure teams are informed through regular staff meetings using a variety of communication techniques.

 To provide learning opportunities and experiences for team members and others, promoting a positive learning environment.

 Participate in a range of clinical audits as required.

 To act as a role model and actively participate in supporting students, and those undertaking their preceptorship and probationary period.

 Recognise the diversity of the local population taking into account individual choices, beliefs and preferences and promotes equal access to services.

 Ensures one’s own actions support and promote equality and diversity in the work place questioning and challenging the behaviour of others where appropriate.

 Identifies and manages risks completing all relevant documentation.

 Have the initiative to respond to challenging unpredictable situations/behaviours within the caring environments 

 To manage any complaints, errors, concerns and other untoward occurrences in line with local policies, procedures and guidelines.( this includes issues relating Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children)

 To know when to escalate clinical or operational issues to direct line manager.

*For Clinical Practice Teacher – to formally supervise, mentor and support Community Nurses undertaking their 
specialist practitioner qualification.

Person specification

Educational / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse with current NMC registration
  • SSSA
Desirable criteria
  • Qualified District Nurse

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience managing a Community Nurse Caseload
  • Experience managing a small team
  • significant clinical experience to include at least 3 of (Diabetes, EoL, wound care, catheters)
Desirable criteria
  • conflict management
  • non concordance management

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Computer literate
Desirable criteria
  • Experience with System 1

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Hold a full driving licence Have access to a vehicle
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership course/qualification
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Josie Newton
Job title
Integrated Community Team Leader
Email address
Josie.newton2@nhs.net
Telephone number
07791 610558
Additional information

Lisa Mercer.  Integrated Community Manager.  07917133507