Community Staff Nurse - District Nursing Service

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a staff nurse to work with the East Lancashire District Nursing Team.

If you would like to join our team in providing high quality District Nursing Services, are innovative, enthusiastic, enjoy developing yourself and others and have a positive attitude to change, then we would like to hear from you.

Ability to work contracted hours rotationally across day and night shifts, as reasonably required by the needs of the service. This a 7-day service, including weekends and Bank Holidays

Please note that the base, hours and work pattern of this post will be discussed with the successful applicant, and appropriate arrangements made. We promote flexible working opportunities to help meet work life balance.

Main duties of the job

Assists the Clinical Team Leader/Team Sister in the co-ordination and delivery of care in line with District Nursing Strategy nationally and locally.
  • You will visit several patients daily in their own homes
  • You will provide high quality nursing care to a range of patients with varying healthcare needs.
  • Provide a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning.
  • You will be expected to provide wound management, health promotion, medicines management, end of life care
  • You will have the ability to work contracted hours rotationally across day and night shifts, as reasonably required by the needs of the service

The post holder must demonstrate professional standards of practice and personal qualities and behaviours as expected by the NMC Code and be passionate about high quality patient care. They will need to be able to problem solve and adapt to change, know when to seek support and guidance, and ensure the delivery of safe, personal and effective care. We are looking for nurses with a commitment to delivering evidence-based care, and a strong desire to make their career in District Nursing.

Car driver with access to a vehicle is essential

About us

Established in 2003, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute and community healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

The organisation puts safety and quality at the heart of everything we do, invests in and develops its workforce, works with key stakeholders to develop effective partnerships and encourages innovation and pathway reform to deliver best practice.

We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

The District Nursing Service provides a supportive environment and provides staff with many professional development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also find out more information by visiting our Trust website and by watching the videos within the below link

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification - RGN


  • Non-Medical prescribing



  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of community working

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the service and work independently
  • Knowledge of Professional and NHS issues
  • Clinical knowledge and skills


  • Able to deputise in the absence of the Senior Nurse
  • Evidence of implementation of change

Personal Attributes


  • Willing to work out of the different bases to meet the needs of the service
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Ability to work contracted hours rotationally across day and night shifts, as reasonably required by the needs of the service
  • Organisational skills



  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes - patient visits throughout span of duty

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

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


To be discussed at interview

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust

BB10 2PQ

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