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District Nurse Team Leader

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
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.

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 .

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

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

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

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Honeypot Lane Health Centre



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