Lead Nurse Quality and Improvement

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adult Community Nursing (ACN) Service for a dynamic motivated individual with a passion for quality and improvement and the desire to make a difference to patients in our care. The post of Lead Nurse for Quality and Improvement is a new and exciting post in the service.

The ACN service includes District Nursing, Tissue Viability and the hub services, Adult Continence Service and the Single Point of Access team. The team is part of Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which is an integrated community and acute trust providing services to residents of City and Hackney.

The candidate we are looking for will be an enthusiastic experienced nurse who is innovative with excellent communication skills and a good track record of building strong relationships with colleagues and partners. The post holder will work closely with the ACN Senior Nursing Team to ensure nursing teams and services provide a high standard of care that meets the needs of the local population. The well being of staff and patients is a key priority for the service and organisation. The post holder will provide visible, accessible and effective transformational leadership.

If you enjoy a challenge, are motivated, well organised and want to support and sustain the development of a culture of learning and continuous improvement within the service then we would really like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide clinical and professional leadership to the adult community nursing service to ensure there is a culture of continuous improvement and service development to ensure the service provides high quality, safe care.
  • The post holder will lead on patient safety, clinical effectiveness, patient experience & governance agendas, ensuring information and learning is shared widely.
  • The post holder will lead on developing and supporting the implementation of improvement plans and the community nursing safer staffing tool (CNSST).
  • The post holder will lead on the coordination and preparation of rapid reviews and implementation of actions and improvement plans to meet the ambitions of the trust Pressure Ulcer Strategy.
  • The post holder will develop the digital strategy for the adult community nursing service.
  • The post holder will have line management responsibility for the professional development team and community matrons.
  • The post holder will be the adult community nursing services lead for recruitment ensuring the service attracts and retains staff, is inclusive and uses creative ways to increase the workforce of today and the future.

About us

In September 2021 the ACN service launched its new structure. The new community nursing model has been designed to encourage and support collaborative working with Neighbourhoods/PCNs and other MDT colleagues to develop a more community-based model of care, working to reduce dependency on hospital-based care and supporting the delivery of personalised care and proactive care.

As a service we are committed to providing excellent care to the people who use our services and recognise that everything we do is underpinned by fantastic team members. Staff in the ACN team have been able to develop in their careers through apprenticeships, specialist practitioner courses and we are always looking for opportunities to support staff in reaching their full scope of practice and career aspirations.

The team has been through a number of challenges and changes over recent years but has always worked together to keep up morale, find solutions and to support each other.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse 1st level
  • Teaching/mentoring qualification
  • Experience in Community Nursing Setting
  • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent experience
  • The ability to act as a clinical leader, effectively prioritise own workload and the workload of others
  • Extensive post registration experience in a band 7 role
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Leadership programme
  • Experience of report writing
  • Experience of participating in stake holder meetings
  • Qualified PNA
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Course
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescriber Qualification & registration with NMC

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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