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District Nurse / Community Nursing Sister / Charge Nurse

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
Come and join our team!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a District Nurse / Community Nursing Sister / Charge Nurse within the Alfreton area.

This is an ideal post for a registered nurse with extensive community experience. This could be someone who is looking to develop their leadership and caseload management skills in a positive, supportive environment or someone who holds the Special Practitioner Qualification - District Nurse already.

The post is for 30 hours over 4 days per week.

The successful applicant will be working alongside a fulltime District Nurse within the Alfreton Team and would have the support of other DNs across the patch Alfreton, Ripley and Heanor (Amber Valley).

Predominantly, you will work Monday-Friday, covering weekends on a rolling rota.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant would require community nursing experience, knowledge of caseload management with a high standard of community nursing knowledge and clinical skills.

You will be provided with training and support tailored to your needs to drive forward high quality care and team work including a thorough induction programme, regular one to ones, peer supervision, working within an MDT and clinical training.

You will have excellent peer support from experienced District Nurses covering the other ARCH locality (Alfreton, Ripley and Heanor). As well as our buddy teams over in Belper and in Rapid Response.

You will provide effective evidenced based care to a defined population/Primary Care Network. This is achieved through effective delegation, case load management, monitoring of care standards, leadership and the performance management of team members.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care, utilising their professional judgement at all times.

Provide clinical leadership and line management to the community nursing team, and other members of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of high quality care.

To contribute to the continuous improvement of community nursing within their Place, linked to the 10 year NHS plan.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Registered nurse with current NMC registration
  • Relevant Nursing degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Student Mentorship


  • Nurse Prescribing Qualification
  • Have undertaken or be prepared to undertake a leadership development programme

Experience & knowledge


  • Post-registration experience
  • Case management/ward management experience
  • Community Experience

Skills and Attributes


  • Commitment to the development of clinical practice of others
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Access to transport is essential for this post, as you will be expected to travel around various areas of Derbyshire in order to carry out required duties
  • Able to work across 7 days


  • Proven managerial skills and experience of change management

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Alfreton Primary Care Centre

Church Street


DE55 7AH

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