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Community Nursing Team Lead

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for inspiring Nurses with excellent leadership skills, commitment and vision to join our team of dedicated community staff nurses.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate significant experience in the field of Community Nursing, together with a genuine desire to develop both the service and yourself.

The Team Lead will work in partnership with the service manager and clinical lead to ensure that the highest possible standards of practice and service delivery are maintained. As part of this, the post-holder will have a key role of managing clinical and non-clinical operational systems and processes within the team

They will use their management experience to lead on service changes and developments and contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

They will lead a team, with involvement in service coordination, staff wellbeing, supervision, complaints, governance and service performance and improvement.

Main duties of the job

The service aims to provide an excellent standard of person centred planned and unplanned nursing intervention to patients in their homes and is part of an integrated service that supports patients to remain in their home environment. You will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team in order to support the service and have a high focus on delivering quality outcomes and improving the patient experience.

You will be expected to see patients within a given geographic area and may mean that you will need to liaise with a variety of GP surgeries.

As both an organisation and a service we are actively involved both local and national innovative projects around improving quality of care, integrated working with stakeholders, designing new pathways. We have an extensive program of training and skills development available for staff and actively nominate and encourage our staff to apply for national awards and recognition, such as Queen's Nursing Institute, RCN and Nursing Times awards.

Car owner/driver and current driving license essential or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration -Registered 1st level nurse
  • Significant post qualification experience in Community Nursing


  • Specialist courses appropriate to Primary care e.g. CHD, Diabetes, Respiratory conditions, minor illness and minor injury.
  • Complex Case Management (LTC) qualification or experience
  • Relevant postgraduate study at masters level
  • Unwell Adult Clinical Skills Qualification
  • Minor Illness Qualification

Experience / Knowledge


  • Evidence of relevant experience working in a health care setting at senior clinical level
  • Diagnostic skills qualification or appropriate experience
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and management a team


  • Required to record patient related information both electronically and in the written form, both in an office base and the patient's home.
  • Working with community development initiatives
  • Knowledge of change management tools and able to demonstrate ability to influence change and affecting change through others.



  • Teaching, coaching and mentorship skills within the clinical setting
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Shows aptitude for the use of range of IT software (capable of producing reports/documents/presentations as appropriate).
  • Demonstrate flexibility in working patterns and practices. and ability to work in a flexible way and respond to change
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team


  • Able to identify determinants on health in the area, knowledge of public health issues



  • Excellent interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills
  • Highly developed presentation skills
  • Approachable and accessible.

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Campbell House

Campbell Square



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