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Community Nursing Team Lead

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic professional to join the Hexham Community District Nursing Team, to provide leadership and have accountability for the day to day management of the Nursing Team working with a Deputy Team Lead. The post requires a high level of clinical expertise which has been developed through experience in practice you will have oversight of the caseload and will apply your knowledge and skills in the management and delivery of complex patient care. We are dedicated to supporting continuing professional development and provide excellent leadership through mentorship, coaching and education for all grades of staff, to provide high quality patient care in line with Northumbria Healthcare Trusts Vision.

As a team lead the post holder will establish and maintain robust communication networks with patients, carers, team members, GPs and other professionals and agencies. You will act as a role model for the Community Nursing service, our patients and families exercising accountability for patient care in line the NMC code of professional conduct.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be responsible for delivering and leading highly specialist clinical care to their own caseload and service within their speciality area. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. They will be responsible for developing new and innovative clinical practices responding to emerging knowledge and techniques and working with other services where appropriate to make improvements.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Across the Northumberland and North Tyneside foot print we have 10 primary care networks with aligned community nursing teams. The aim of these teams is to improve outcomes for people and maximising access to services through integrated working.
  • The teams' aim is to maintain people within their own homes/communities wherever possible and facilitate earlier discharge from hospital by delivering a more coordinated approach to care. Examples of this approach include close working with secondary care providers to develop virtual wards and supported discharge initiatives.
  • By working in a more integrated way, the teams aim to reduce duplication and waste by streamlining processes and maximising the use of resources available at a PCN level. The teams are wrapped around GP practice populations and are supported by robust clinical and operational leadership and management. The teams work closely with colleagues in General Practice and the Third Sector organisations. The overarching philosophy and approach places the individual at the centre and proactively maximises opportunities for people to have choice, personalisation and self-management.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • o Registered General Nurse - Professional knowledge acquired through degree or equivalent
  • o District Nursing Practitioner qualification with Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) or Advanced Clinical Skills and non-medical prescribing V300 supplemented by leadership programme
  • o Completion leadership program
  • o Registered Practice assessor/ supervisor qualification.
  • o Registered Mentor

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Hexham Primary Care Centre

Corbridge road


NE46 1QJ

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