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Community Sister (District Nursing)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Band 6 Community Sister: within Hambleton and Richmondshire District Nursing.

37.5 Hours per week/ permanent

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with the Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing qualification to apply for a Community Sister post aligned to Hambleton North PCN based at Mowbray House Surgery in Northallerton.

The post holder will have responsibility for leading and managing a community nursing team where you will be valued and supported within a multi professional environment.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly to meet the changing needs of the service which may include working across the Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Hambleton and Richmondshire area.
Students currently studying DNSPQ and due to complete in April 2024 are welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

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.

You will be 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.

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



  • Specialist practitioner in district nursing degree
  • First level degree or diploma

Knowledge & Skills


  • Substantial Community Experience



  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Mowbray House Surgery

Malpas Road



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