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District Nurse Clinical Lead - St Austell Community Team

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
Community Nurses care and supervise the management of multiple long-term conditions, they ensure that people maximise their independence and, wherever possible, avoid going into hospital or a care home.

These teams require leadership that is collaborative, compassionate and inclusive. Leaders who hold a wide and varied perspectives, who can cope with change whilst maintaining expert decision-making skills that balance with personal, professional and organisational values.

Community Nursing leadership has a defined career progression pathway that can be clinical or operational- This post is newly created and offers the team senior and specialist clinical leadership. The patients receive high quality coordinated care. The individual will receive recognition and reward in terms of job satisfaction flexibility and variation whilst working with a supportive an innovative Integrated Care area and the opportunity to gain a specialist qualification.

Our service users say we are responsive, thorough and knowledgeable. Our Team says we are a hugely supportive learning and inclusive team. The Lead says- St Austell is diverse, we have coastal villages, rural areas and a town centre. The team is busy and work closely with the GP PCN area. Our way of working gives a sense of shared responsibility and making decisions that are truly best for the patients and communities we serve We provide a service between the hours of 08:00-22:00, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Interview date: 8/12/23

Main duties of the job

The postholder will monitor the quality of care provision and identify and lead on areas of service development.The postholder will be a registered nurse and hold the DNSPQ qualification or be working towards this.They will be providing clinical leadership for all patients within the community nursing caseload through proactive management. They will focus on ways to achieve and demonstrate overall improvements in health care. They will work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team to establish a whole systems approach to the management of patients accessing healthcare in the area.The postholder will support their peers and be an effective team member. Whilst working on their own initiative, they will be responsible for ensuring that all members of the nursing team are providing the highest standard of evidenced based clinical care. They will have a commitment to collaborative working, and will actively support and liase with other health and social agencies and professionals.The postholder will be geographically aligned to Primary Care Networks and be clinically responsible for the diagnosing, prescribing, planning and evaluation of care, ensuring provision of high standards of care to patients and their families within the community. They will work as part of Integrated Teams, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant post registration qualification - specialist practitioner qualification (District Nursing) or working towards
  • Independent non-medical prescribing qualification or equivalent or working towards

Experience and skills


  • Previous relevant experience of working within a community nursing team
  • Highly developed clinical expertise and knowledge in all aspects of community nursing care
  • Highly specialist assessment, planning , treatment and evaluation skills
  • Excellent written skills


  • Experience of leadership and leading change or project implementation

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell Community Team - base to be agreed

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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