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Lead Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
NCHC has a number of multidisciplinary roles within the new state-of-the-art therapy led unit in Norwich opening in 2024.

We are looking for highly motivated, innovative B7 Lead Nurse who are committed to delivering exceptional patient-centred care and join our exciting journey to build our new unit creating a supportive and comfortable environment for 48 patients at NCH& C's Norwich Community Hospital site. Healthcare will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals dedicated to patient recovery and well-being.

Utilising the latest therapy and rehabilitation technology and practices, you will be a part of this new team and will play a pivotal role in supporting patients back into the community and, in this role, we can offer you the opportunity to play a significant part in both the development of the team and therapy led, reablement culture within a brand new unit.

Unfortunately on this occasion we are unable to offer sponsorship.

Main duties of the job

Providing professional and nursing clinical leadership within the Intermediate Team within the reablement unit to deliver high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community, Community Hospitals and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating packages of care.

To assess and prescribe care packages for patients with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.

To assess and prescribe care packages for patients with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possibleto facilitate early discharge from hospital and within the Intermediate team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.

To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.

Clinically improve health and wellbeing and meet the specific needs supporting people to stay in their homes at times of crisis.

To triage, assess and co-ordinate responses to admission avoidance referrals and co-ordinate practice, procedures / systems for clinical areas and provide clinical support within own area of expertise including clinical care delivery.

About us

As a Lead Nurse you must live by our values and use your skills to ensure the ethos becomes part of the culture within the team. Being able to communicate well with a variety of people is an absolute must.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post holder will:
  • Undertake comprehensive nursing assessments of patients including those with a complex presentation, using investigative, analytical and clinical reasoning skills, and inform the development of a differential diagnosis.
  • Formulate and execute individualised nursing management and treatment plans of patients including those with complex presentation, in collaboration with the integrated team, other agencies and the patient, utilising a range of treatment skills.
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology and make referrals for this as required.
  • Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  • Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
  • Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their treatment plan.
  • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework
  • Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others is planned and prioritised according to service targets and needs.
  • Ensure own paperwork and clinical records are maintained, and those maintained by the team.
  • Plan and organise specialist services within the integrated team, e.g. hip and knee group.
  • Provide clinical expertise and advice to others, including Social Services, GPs and other agencies.
  • Ensure activity data and clinical information is recorded on Systmone and completed daily
  • Demonstrate dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory senses for assessment, and manual treatment of patients, including using specialist equipment and fine tools, manual and mobilising skills.
  • Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
  • Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.

  • Provide clinical and professional leadership to professional group across a defined locality and supporting the Team Leaders.
  • Ensure inpatient and community workload is co-ordinated appropriately.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework, inpatient multi-disciplinary meetings etc.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • Contribute to the staff rota on a monthly basis.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and communication with all members of the organisation, other professionals and agencies.
  • Instigate, and actively participate with the Team Leader in the development of the operational strategy and project management.
  • Contribute to working groups within the business unit and organisation.
  • Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  • Ensure effective use of resources, both financial and human, by members of the team.
  • To actively perform absence management, submitting forms in a timely manner, as per the Trusts Policy
  • Participate in the recruitment process, using the opportunity to skill mix to meet the demands of the service.
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
  • Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
  • Participate in evidence based practice, using research methodology.
  • Produce induction programme for students and new starters.
  • Be aware of budget and ensure all effort is made to work within this.
  • Ensure working environment is conducive for learning, and an appropriate learning experience for students.
  • Will be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff.
  • Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
  • Provide advice/training to less experienced staff and supervise and support band 6 and Band 5 also Band 3 & 4 staff, and students where appropriate.
  • Mentor existing staff and provide training in specialist area as appropriate.
  • Be accountable for work delegated to others within the team, ensuring staff are competent to undertake delegated work.

  • Undertake mandatory training as required.
  • Participate in own annual Personal Development Review.
  • Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members.
  • Be aware of Trusts behaviour framework and ensure behaviours are embedded in role.
  • Ensure Trusts behaviour framework is utilised when managing and supervising staff, and that behaviours are embraced and embedded within the team.
  • Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
  • Follow all Trust policies, local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • Implement policies for the service, proposing changes to these, and advising other external agencies about these changes or developments.
  • Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy.
  • Contribute to clinical audit as required.
  • Complete the staff survey as required.
  • Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required.
  • Be aware of performance and contribute as required.
  • Understand the Governance agenda and contribute as required.
  • Be aware of contractual arrangements, local and national, ensuring targets are met.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Adult Nursing , or equivalent experience
  • Current NMC registration
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent



  • Experience of working at band 6 level
  • Evidence of good clinical and professional leadership skills


  • Experience working at Band 7 level

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • Good communicator
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Ability to talk to patients & carers and members of the health care team
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Have basic IT/standard keyboard skills



  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative

Personal and People Development


  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player Professional appearance
  • Be reliable

Personal Attributes


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults



  • Professional appearance
  • Be able to: Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

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