District Nurse team Lead

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for opportunities to develop your leadership skills in your career and be part of a unique and dynamic Community Nursing Teams within Brent community nursing?

The Community Nursing Teams in Brent are seeking Band 7 District Nurse Team Leaders responsible for providing clinical leadership in the delivery of high-quality care for the patients in the community setting and the day to day management of individuals within a team. Post is fixed term for 9 months to 1 year.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the day to day running of the District Nursing team to high standards within a locality. The post holder leads the team in monitoring and improving standards of care and assists the overall development of the adult nursing service.

To provide managerial and clinical leadership to community nursing & Allied health professional staffs, and act as an effective role model for multidisciplinary staff members and other team members.

The post holder to undertake 50 % of the time on clinical role as an expert practitioner and to provide active specialist District nursing care, maintaining clinical skills and demonstrating quality outcomes.

To ensure patient safety and clinical effectiveness, providing expert evidence based clinical advice and support to all staff within the locality.

To coordinate and monitor the delivery of high-quality nursing care that, where possible, meets identified patient need, supports the aims and objectives of the healthcare team, and remains within the boundaries of available resource.

The post is to support the Integrated Care service manager to deliver cost effective service.

The post is to create and maintain an appropriate learning environment to meet the educational needs of all staff.

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.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

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 see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • 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 x
  • 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


Wembley Centre for Health and Care



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