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Deputy Team Lead- Specialised District Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Band 6 - Deputy Team Lead - Specialised District Nurse

Do you want to join an outstanding team of community nurses and therapists in Newham? We are looking for two B6 District Nurse's to join our team who is passionate about community nursing. You will be supported by a wide number of healthcare professionals, including DN and therapy clinical leads, a deputy lead nurse and lead nurse, pressure ulcer improvement facilitators, palliative nurses, a referral and assessment team, a rapid response team, care navigators and telehealth practitioners.

You will receive monthly supervision with your Team Leader and participate fully in a monthly senior nurses meeting. You will play a vital role in ensuring the service operates at the highest level, e.g. by attending the monthly management, pressure ulcer and safeguarding meetings. You will also be able to put into practice and develop your clinical and managerial supervision skills and engage in QI projects.

Main duties of the job

To have responsibility for the nursing care given to the patients on her/his own case load and for the nursing care provided by the team. The District Nurse will ensure a case management model of delivery including the effective assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation of care and the discharge of patients from the case load meets the professional and clinical standards/guidelines at all times under the direction of the District Nurse Team Leader.

The District Nurse will ensure that a high quality service is provided in patient's homes, clinics or residential care settings within available resources. The service is provided over 2 shifts working from 8am till 8 pm.

He/she will be responsible within his/her team for the liaison and effective and cooperative working arrangements with General Practitioners and other agencies.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed Job Description and Personal Specification please see attached JD & PS.

For contact details please see below.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • RGN
  • DN Cert./Dip Limited Prescriber


  • BSc/ MSc Specialist Nursing Practice ( District Nursing)
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber

Personal Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to effectively manage the caseload, prioritize and delegate work
  • Ability to work within a team of community nurses and ensure PCT policies and procedures are followed
  • Ability to organize own workload, work under pressure and forward plan team activities i.e. vaccination programs and training needs
  • Ability to communicate information effectively to the Primary Health Care Team and other professionals/agencies
  • Evidence of good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Effectively communicate sensitive, complex and sometimes distressing information to patients, carers and staff
  • Ability to show empathy and provide reassurance
  • Maintain own professional development

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of professional development
  • Evidence of recent clinical practice
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice
  • ENB Teaching and Assessing Course 998 (or similar)
  • Evidence of leadership, change management and motivational skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of current health and social care policy, i.e. National Service Frameworks
  • Knowledge of evidenced based practice, i.e. NICE guidelines on Pressure Ulcers, Palliative Care and RCN guidelines Leg Ulcer Management
  • Knowledge of principles of Clinical Governance
  • Computer Literate


  • NVQ Assessor (D32/33)
  • Continence Course
  • Confidence in Presentations
  • Computer Literate i.e. ECDL
  • Knowledge of Health Promotion techniques
  • Evidence of competence in clinical skills, i.e. Tissue Viability, Palliative Care and Syringe Drivers, Venepuncture, Cannulation , Catherisation (Male and female) and Supra-pubic Vaccination and Immunisation
  • Knowledge of Public Health Agenda
  • Knowledge of Adults at Risk and Vulnerable Adult Policy
  • EDCL certificate



  • Car Driver/Owner
  • Physical effort: Ability to assess and manage risk in unpredictable working conditions
  • Ability to sit/kneel in prolonged positions/cramped positions for a sustained period of time
  • Ability to hoist patients/assist transfer of patients and to undertake treatment in close proximity to the patient
  • Ability to move and handle patients following risk assessment and within PCT moving and handling guidelines
  • Ability to frequently concentrate on the task in hand whilst also assessing and evaluating the whole situation
  • Ability to manage unpredictable situations
  • Ability to manage competing demands, i.e. staff, patients and organisational needs
  • Ability to occasionally manage challenging behaviour i.e. verbal abuse or situations where elder abuse is suspected
  • Occasional risk from exposure to blood and body fluids - required to apply Universal Infection Control procedures at all times

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


East Ham Care Centre

Shrewsbury Road


E7 8QP

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