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District Nurse Team Leader (Ecclesfield Team)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic qualified District Nurse to become the Team leader of the Ecclesfield District Nursing service.

The post holder will lead, manage and supervise a Community Nursing Team, facilitating research and evidence-based practice. Lead the assessment process and maintain high quality effective nursing care in the community as part of the wider integrated care team. Other duties will be to ensure service delivery is in line with the Core Offer and the Standard Operating Procedures of the Community Nursing Service

This large dynamic team is part of the wider Integrated Community Care structure and works collaboratively in order to deliver high quality, individualised patient care at home.

Main duties of the job

  • Determine and prioritise the health needs of the Community Nursing caseload. To be aware of the health needs of the practice population and contribute to the public health agenda for the local community, so resources can be targeted appropriately.
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the District Nursing Team
  • Lead, manage and co-ordinate the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care programmes, reflecting the needs of individual patients / carers and families.
  • To be responsible for the performance of the District Nursing Team and individuals in it.
  • Promote the principle of self-care and patient empowerment.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies, act as care manager for identified patients in order to prevent inappropriate hospital admission.
  • Manage resources effectively and advise on skill mix requirements for the team. In collaboration with line manager and manage team budgets.
  • Positively participate in and promote Clinical Governance, thus ensuring the highest quality of practice is maintained, within the service. Demonstrate the use of evidence based practice and participation in clinical audit.
  • Lead and support the team in providing care to patients in their own home.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nurse) degree.
  • Registered Nurse, first level with a valid MNC registration
  • Nurse prescriber (V150)
  • Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development.
  • Mentorship/Preceptorship Chronic disease management
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Clinical Practice Educator or willingness to working towards


  • Non Medical Prescriber (V300)
  • Clinical Practice Educator Qualification

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Knowledge of local/ national policies
  • Awareness of clinical governance issues
  • Knowledge of implementation of evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and good working knowledge of IT
  • Proven team working, management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of innovation
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent level of clinical competency
  • Teaching and assessing
  • Ability to facilitate team development and practice.
  • Ability to manage change.


  • IT and data management.
  • Negotiation and influencing skills



  • Team leadership and management experience
  • Experience of working closely with other agencies
  • Experience of carrying out complex health and social care assessments
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary primary health care team
  • Experience of teaching and mentorship
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of Case Management
  • Participation in research, audit and evaluation
  • Change management and leadership skills
  • Working in partnership with other healthcare providers, Social services etc
  • Experience In the management of staff
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working Budget/financial management experience


  • Experience of working In Mental Heath
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working and Case Management models

Other Factors


  • Due to the requirement to undertake visits and transport non-portable equipment, the post holder is required to be a car driver with the use of a car with a valid UK driving licence.
  • Willingness to learn new skills

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Ecclesfield District Nursing Team

Firth Park Clinic


S5 6NU

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