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District Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Are you a qualified District Nurse with a passion to expand your role by the addition of the V300 Non-Medical Prescribing qualification which will enable you to more effectively case manage patients with long term conditions and complex care needs? We want to hear from you if you are able commit to completing the V300 within 2 years of being recruited

This is an exciting time for the Adult Business Unit as we continue to develop our Neighbourhood Teams in response to the changing needs in community, in line with the Long-Term Plan. The new addition of the Band 7 District Nurse role will strengthen our ability to case manage patients with complex needs appropriately, support the avoidance of inappropriate hospital admissions, both deliver and oversee the delivery of a high-quality service whilst providing stronger clinical leadership at the point of care, with the focus always being on individualised and person-centred care. Working within a multi-disciplinary team you will case manage a clinical caseload and lead a Caseload Cluster of Staff Nurses and Neighbourhood Clinical Assistants to provide excellent care for our patient population in conjunction with the team's community therapists, complimented by a variety of other roles. Our integrated teams offer seamless support and care in the community comprising professionals from nursing and therapy working closely with Adult Social Care colleagues. The service operates from 7am to 10pm every day of the year

Main duties of the job

You will be a qualified District Nurse. You will have experience of managing patients with a range of long-term conditions and multi pathologies.

You are a dynamic, passionate and committed nurse with experience of case management and multidisciplinary working. You have excellent communication skills, resilience and great leadership potential. You can motivate and support others through change in order to maintain the delivery of high quality, compassionate, proactive and safe care.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated Good, with our Adult Services rated Outstanding for caring.

Perks of the job Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
  • A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
  • A close-knit environment, with daily handover clusters
  • Relocation allowance up to �8,000
  • Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
  • Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes

Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for delivering and leading highly specialist clinical care to their own caseload and service within their speciality area. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. They will be responsible for developing new and innovative clinical practices responding to emerging knowledge and techniques and working with other services where appropriate to make improvements.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1. Utilises highly developed specialised knowledge covering a range of procedures and underpinned by relevant broad-based knowledge, experience and competence

1.2. Where appropriate to service delivery, demonstrates highly developed physical skills requiring accuracy and dexterity e.g. moving and handling techniques, clinical procedures, diagnostic tests

1.3. Demonstrates independent practice responding to social, scientific, clinical and ethical issues which are encountered

1.4. Makes complex judgements requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of options by integrating complex knowledge sources in new and/or unfamiliar contexts

1.5. Responsible for clinical pathways appropriate to field of work

1.6. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of self care and empowerment

1.7. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a highly specialist standard

1.8. Prioritises their own workload and that of the wider team within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.9. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication

1.10. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all aspects of role including the management of complaints and compliments.

1.11. To comply with the organisations' Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including “bare below the elbows” dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role.

Person Specification



  • Experience in the specialist clinical field.
  • Case management experience.
  • Experience in the supervision and management of other staff.
  • Experience in the teaching and training of others in a variety of settings e.g. clinical, academic
  • Highly developed specialist theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to service area and profession.
  • Highly developed knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care, ethics and innovation and application in practice.
  • Demonstrates awareness of limits to knowledge base.
  • Experience of leading the application of clinical governance and quality measures in practice.
  • Knowledge of specific innovation techniques / initiatives e.g. Productive Community / Ward Series (Leeds Approach).
  • Knowledge of current research methodology.


  • Working in community or primary care based teams

Skills and Attributes


  • Highly specialist assessment, planning, treatment and evaluation skills appropriate to clinical area.
  • Performs highly specialised tests / procedures / diagnostics relevant to clinical role to an advanced level.
  • Highly complex analytical and creative problem solving skills in unpredictable situations.
  • Workload management including delegation of tasks and day-to-day team leadership.
  • Competent IT skills in order to collect and interpret data, present reports and compile presentations in a range of contexts.
  • Advanced verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex or potentially distressing information to patients / carers and managing conflict when appropriate.
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Reflective practice skills able to give clear and effective feedback and support others to develop.
  • Develop and lead clinical audit within clinical area.
  • Lead / contribute to research activities relevant to clinical area Application
  • Interview
  • Test
  • Able to demonstrate clear and inspiring clinical leadership internally and externally behaving as a role model at all times.
  • Displays care, compassion, sensitivity and responsiveness to other peoples feelings and needs.
  • Able to work as part of a team, co-operating to work together and in conjunction with others and willing to help and assist wherever possible and appropriate appreciating the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation and with patients and their carers.
  • Able to work under pressure, dealing with peaks and troughs in workload managing unpredictable service demands.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change able to respond to the changing needs of the patient in an appropriate and timely manner
  • willing to change and accept change and to explore new ways of doing things and approaches.
  • Highly motivated and reliable.
  • Has a strong degree of personal integrity able to adhere to standards of conduct based on a culture of equality and fairness.
  • Demonstrates values consistent with those of the Trust Evidence of clinical leadership.
  • Experience of change management theory.


  • Experience of practical application of innovation techniques.
  • Evidence of research projects and / or clinical audits relevant to clinical area.



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field.
  • If required, qualification specific to specialist field.
  • Post graduate learning to Masters level or equivalent.
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration - NMC.
  • Must be willing to participate in any relevant training identified to develop skills required to carry out duties.
  • Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards.
  • Teaching, training or mentorship qualification or experience to an equivalent level.


  • Specific CPD modules relevant to specialist field.
  • Leadership and management qualification.
  • V300.
  • Long Term Condition modules.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Vacancies across all Neighbourhood Teams - Citywide


West Yorkshire


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