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Community Staff Nurse (DN)

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024
Due to progression Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated qualified nurses to join our District Nursing teams across the Ashton, Wigan and Leigh Borough.

We offer a structured preceptorship supported by our Education team for all new starters and a robust competency framework. Successful candidates will be encouraged and supported to develop and progress within their role.

Monday to Sunday working pattern. We have full and part time posts available, which can be discussed at interview.

Only those with pending/active NMC registration can be considered for this post.

Third year Nursing Students who have a keen interest in Community Nursing are encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

You will have a variety of clinical skills and be able to demonstrate continued professional development and qualified as a registered nurse. You will have highly developed communication and personal skills.

You will have the ability to work alone but still be a team player. If you feel you are adaptable, self motivated and able to respond to challenges then please apply for this position. This role requires an Enhanced DBS check + Adults' Barred Lists, which will be obtained during pre-employment checks.

Applicants will be required to see patients and families face to face within a community setting. Therefore it cannot be ruled out that they may come in to contact with people who have COVID-19, although the Trust provides PPE and takes all reasonable steps to ask patients with symptoms to cancel appointments.

You will need to be able to travel independently across the Trust.

Be advised, the vacancy might close early if a large number of applications is received.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information available by contacting where you can also ask about how to access vaccinations. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key results from the job holder To undertake the delivery of evidence based nursing care as delegated by the District Nurse Coordinator/Team Leader. To undertake skilled clinical nursing procedures and provide clinical advice. To provide nursing care and support for patients with complex and continuing health care needs To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care according to the District Nurse assessment criteria. To inform the District Nurse Coordinator/Team Leader of changes in the patients condition. To ensure appropriate delivery of care via referrals to other agencies. To identify and access sources of expert, professional knowledge to positively influence patient care. To support the District Nurse Coordinator/Team Leader in ensuring that the District Nurse Team works collaboratively and cooperatively with clinical colleagues. To participate in research and audit activity as a requirement of practice.

Communications and Key Working Relationships To provide and receive sensitive or contentious information. To use effective interpersonal skills when communicating with patients, in particular when the atmosphere is hostile, antagonistic or highly emotive. To interpret verbal and written information, from a variety of sources. To communicate with members of the Primary Health Care Team and multi-agencies to provide quality holistic care to meet patient need. To facilitate communication within the organisation by accessing own emails in a timely manner.

Responsibility for Health & SafetyCompliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 the post holder is required to fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards, and a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Responsibility for Management To ensure that appropriate management information is available to the Team Coordinator/Team Leader and Clinical Manager. To ensure that stock control is managed efficiently and effectively. To ensure the repair and maintenance of equipment in the absence of the District Nurse Coordinator/Team Leader. To complete administrative tasks within delegated time scales. To input information onto the computer system in a timely manner.

Education(A learner can be defined as the patient, relative, carer, student nurse, qualified nurse, home care or any individual or group who can demonstrate a change of behaviour following learning)

To act as a mentor, coach, assessor and health educator both formally and informally to all learners. To facilitate effective learning within community practice and nurture reflective practice. To support the District Nurse Coordinator/Team Leader in creating an environment for continuing professional development to facilitate learning to ensure fitness to practice To identify the needs of the learner in terms of their individual learning requirements and set aims and objectives to ensure that their needs are met. To attend mentor updates annually, if applicable. To develop teaching packs, as required, to disseminate evidence based information to patients, carers, nurses and multi-agency professionals. To deliver in-service training, as required, via various teaching methods. To acknowledge the public health role and actively seek out opportunities for improvement and protection of the health and well-being of the wider community

Professional To maintain own development and clinical competencies via on-going Continuing Professional development (CPD) linked to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF). To maintain a personal, professional portfolio by collecting evidence of personal development through reflective practice. To attend mandatory training in accordance with Trust policies. To work within Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines and abide by the NMC Code of Professional Conduct. To adhere to Trust policies and procedures, NICE Guidelines and NSF initiatives. To comply with Health and Safety policies. To ensure prompt recording and reporting of accidents/incidents. To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation in line with the NMC Guidelines for Records and Record Keeping. To share best practice and undertake all activity within the framework of Clinical Governance. To participate in the staff appraisal scheme. To report sickness/absence in accordance with the Trust Policy. To provide clinical information to senior nurses to inform the Strategic Development Plan. To bring professional practice issues to the attention of the District Nurse Coordinator/Team Leader. To advise on changes required to policy/procedure due to change in practice and be actively involved in any working parties as requested. To develop partnerships via pro-actively networking with other professionals and agencies to enhance service delivery. To accept responsibility for own professional practice as a reflective, accountable practitioner.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse



  • Experience of implementing and evaluating programmes of care



  • Range of clinical skills
  • Basic information technology skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to influence and negotiate change in order to provide high quality care.
  • Ability to network and establish multi-agency relationships.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to impart knowledge/skills and create an environment conducive to learning.



  • An understanding of the Clinical Governance agenda and its implications for practice.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.



  • Able to speak English to appropriate level
  • Flexible to meet service demand
  • Able to travel across Trust independently

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Ashton Medi Centre

Council Avenue



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