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District Nursing Sister / Charge Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Within the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT) we have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 District Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse to join our Rugeley & Great Haywood PCN District Nursing Team based in the Rugeley/Cannock locality, part of the South West Alliance. We are looking for a dedicated and compassionate nurse to further enhance the high quality patient experience we offer in the community.

The successful applicant needs to have a commitment to providing care in patients' own homes and residential homes providing palliative care inclusive of EOL care and syringe driver and symptom management, Tissue viability and pressure area care, diabetes care, continence care and managing long term conditions, being able to work on their own initiatives an work well within a team demonstrating these wide range of clinical skills. Supporting the induction of new staff and students is an essential psrt of the role.

Community services are managing patients with more complex acuity than ever before with increasingly specialist treatment and care being provided by highly skilled staff. For the right applicant training and development can be provided to meet the individualised needs of patients in our community.

Main duties of the job

The Adult community Service provides care to patients in their own homes and is pivotal in the prevention agenda. This includes supporting the care of frail older people with long term conditions, you will deliver a high quality service, working closely with GP's and a multidisciplinary teams in addressing a range of care issues across a spectrum of health conditions and preventing avoidable hospital admissions.

We are a friendly and innovative service covering Rugeley, Great haywood and surrounding villages - covering a number of local GP Practices. As a service we have a great interest in moving District Nursing forward in line with local population and service needs.

You must be a qualified nursing practitioner with current UK NMC registration and hold the Specialist Practice Qualification in District Nursing. . Previous experience of working in the community is an essential requirement and you need to be able to demonstrate a commitment to delivering high quality targeted personal care and hold a full driving licence.

You must be able to demonstrate leadership skills and be able to make sound clinical decisions independently. You will be expected to be a positive, influential role model, supporting both staff and service delivery.

Post holders will be required to work flexibly on a rota system covering 08:00 to 18:30 across a 7 day week.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by Supporting your career development and progression. Excellent NHS Pension scheme Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave Options for flexible working Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave. Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients. Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k Free car parking at all trust sites Free flu vaccination every year Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As per attached Job Description and Person Specification:
  • Be competent as appropriate to the requirements of the role.
  • Demonstrate at all times the Partnership Trust Values of: Putting People at the heart of what we do, Empowering Our Workforce and Working in partnership with others.
  • Be a Registered Nurse and have a detailed professional and clinical knowledge. They will be a specialist practitioner and have a focus in the following areas
  • Palliative care
  • Management of continence
  • Administration of medication
  • Management of long term conditions
  • Be responsible for a defined population of service users in a variety of settings across the Partnership Trust including the community and hospitals.
  • Be skilled in the assessment of complex/specialist care/support needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of care/support packages.
  • Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/improvements.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems.
  • Work with the team leader undertaking delegated tasks in team management.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in nursing or equivalent. Hold the Specialist Practice Qualification in District Nursing Degree. Post Graduate studies in nursing Registration with the UK NMC. Mentorship or equivalent Practice Assessor Qualification in line with the new guidance.


  • Modules at degree or masters level. Evidence of further clinical study.



  • Previous experience working in the community nursing team. Relevant experience to the role including assessment and management of longterm conditions. Ability to manage time and caseload effectively. Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the delivery of healthcare in the community. Working in multi disciplinary team.


  • Experience in direct patient care. Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Sandy Lane Health Centre

Sandy Lane


WS15 2LB

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