Community Nursing Sister

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust. If you are not currently working within the trust your application will not be reviewed and automatically rejected at shortlisting stage. Please be aware of this when submitting your application.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered Nurse to apply for a District Nursing Sister which will be attached to a Primary Care Network (PCN), to lead and provide coordinated care through integrated teams.

Primary Care Networks signal a significant change in the way practices interact not only with each other, but the wider health and social care system. This will enable the traditional barriers to the delivery of health and care to be broken down to enable care to be delivered to a defined patient population, in a different way to meet the needs of that population, focused on prevention and personalisation of care, making best use of resources collectively.

The NHS Long Term Plan introduced PCNs as essential building blocks of every Integrated Care System. The postholder will have responsibility for leading and managing the community nursing workforce.

Main duties of the job

The Community Nursing Sister is expected to provide exceptional clinical care, innovative practice and support to the Clinical Lead to our ever developing teams. This role will provide the opportunity to work closely with GP practices and other partners, in supporting patients with highly complex and often high acuity needs to prevent unnecessary hospital admission.

This role requires an experienced clinician with excellent leadership, team working and communication skills, proven experience in the management of patients within the community setting and be expected to lead by example in delivering effective evidence based care to a defined demographic population with diverse health care and social needs.

The successful candidate need to be prepared to adapt to the changing needs of the Trust and the community models of care as they arise.

The centre is committed to providing the right candidate with a development programme that will not only enhance their academic qualifications and nursing interests, but will also provide an excellent foundation for professional development, as well as gaining an insight into the intra-organisational structure and processes.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Substantial Community Experience

Qualifications & Training


  • NMC Registration
  • Specialist practitioner in district nursing degree or equivalent experience


  • Teaching Certificate



  • To take lead responsibility in ensuring that the service develops and maintains its Clinical governance arrangements, including those for risk assessment thus resulting in the delivery of a safe and effective service

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