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District Nurse Team Leader

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
One of our core adult services is District Nursing and we are looking for compassionate and enthusiastic individuals to come and join our diverse, supportive, and kind teams.

We have a diverse and inclusive team who work collaboratively to support our patients to maintain and manage their quality of life and to keep our patients safe.

We are passionate about the delivery of good quality care and the delivery of a progressive service. This is your chance to be a Team Lead in one of our Harrow Locality Teams and to help support the delivery of good quality care, to motivate and develop staff as they progress in their roles and career and to be part of a Trust where we want to continuously improve and learn.

We are highly committed to providing the best possible experience to the people we serve. To do that, we will support you to be the best that you can in your role and will support your continued development and career progression. You will have access to the CLCH Academy, providing opportunities for continued development, research, supervision and mentoring. You can also get involved in teaching and the writing of case studies to share your skills, knowledge and show case your work.

Main duties of the job

  • You will work as part of an integrated team
  • You will work in partnership with patients and their families to develop and agree tailored health plans to address their needs
  • You will actively participate in service development activities
  • You will work in collaboration with other health care and service providers to ensure seamless delivery of services for clients and communities
  • You will manage a team within the locality

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Manage care of patients referred by the group of General Practitioners (GPs) aligned to the service, with the aim of preventing unnecessary hospital admissions, in line with the commissioners This includes on-going support and expertise through comprehensive assessments, individualised care plans, delivery, evaluation and coordination of care between other agencies involved in the patients care
  • Communicate with GPs, participating in regular meetings and keeping GPs informed of patients development. Works closely with GPs to plan care and plan advanced treatment that reduces the risk of inappropriate hospitals admissions
  • Demonstrate and maintain clinical credibility through the provision of high standards on clinical care using current evidence based practice. Apply clinical leadership to continuously review and change practice demonstrating good and efficient clinical care
  • Work with the Clinical Development lead to organise and develop training programmers for District Nurses
  • Contribute and support the implementation of the Clinical Governance teams objectives to ensure safe practice in line with the Nursing & Midwifery Council and the Integrated Care Organisations guidelines and policies to ensure high quality health care and health improvement to the residents of Harrow
  • Review and participate in policies, guidelines and standards relating to District Nursing in conjunction with professional facilitators and District Nursing Service Manager
  • Actively participate with the teams in working groups, projects, research and development, team, peer group and locality
  • Assist with the organisations clinical audits and follow through with implementation of recommendations
  • Work with the Clinical Governance facilitators, professional facilitators, service users and families to improve service and manage risk within their locality
  • Participate and support teams to attend clinical supervision

  • Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities

    Person Specification



    • 1st Level registration
    • 3 year District Nursing experience at band 6 level
    • District Nurse/Teaching qualification
    • Nurse prescribing appropriate to role
    • Evidence of continued professional development, with courses relevant to area of work
    • Relevant specialist courses
    • Evidence of team management


    • Management qualification/ or willingness to work towards.
    • Evidence of working towards degree

    Knowledge & Experience


    • Experienced mentor at pre and post registration level
    • Experience of nurse leadership and management
    • Experience of appraisal and clinical supervision
    • Experience of managing a team
    • Experience of dealing with difficult situations.
    • Experience in PDP and setting _objectives
    • Sound knowledge of current issues and legislation within the NHS.
    • Previous experience of team management and multidisciplinary working
    • Participation in research and clinical audit
    • Clinical Governance and Risk management agenda
    • Understanding of budget and performance


    • Experience of developing strategies, clinical guidelines and policies

    Skills, Abilities and Attributes


    • Critical analysis skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Teaching, presentation and facilitation skills
    • Resource management skills
    • IT skills and timely data entry
    • Negotiation skills
    • Ability to assess and deliver, evaluate and benchmark quality care
    • Ability to prioritise
    • Ability to deal with conflict in a professional manner
    • Valid License to drive in the UK with legal access to a car for business use.
    • Self-motivated
    • Team Player
    • Well organised Innovative and flexible
    • Moving and Handling patients and furniture and equipment, sometimes in confined spaces
    • Carrying equipment to patients homes


    • Project management skills
    • Understanding of HR issue

    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 (Opens in a new tab) .

    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 (Opens in a new tab) .

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central London Community Health Trust


    Honeypot Lane Health Centre


    HA7 1AT

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