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District Nurse Team Leader

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
27 May 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic band 6 District Nurse team leader to deliver care to the housebound population within the primary care setting. You will be caring for patients with long term conditions and complex health needs, developing your skills and knowledge, whilst working towards an integrated healthcare structure. You should hold the Specialist Practitioner Degree qualification (SPQ). You will be responsible for leading teams and liaising with stakeholders ensuring the delivery of safe effective care. You should be able to demonstrate you can make clinical decisions to provide evidence based practice and care planning in response to clinical assessments.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will perform holistic assessments of patient nursing needs. Plan, assess, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health needs utilising prescribing skills.

Support the care management of complex/continuing care packages.

Ensure practice is evidence based through undertaking audit and critically appraising literature to achieve a high standard of care.

To establish and maintain effective communication with stake holders, individual groups and communities in complex and potentially challenging situations.

Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care.

To competently perform a range of clinical skills related to the post.

Maintain accurate records in accordance with NMC Standards.

To participate in the health needs assessment of the practice population to identify areas of unmet need.

Ability to work without direct supervision and to solve problems.

Undertake chronic disease management reviews of the housebound patient using appropriate template

Work on a rota basis to facilitate weekend working across the district nursing teams

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You should be able to demonstrate excellent Leadership Skills. Maintain effective communication. Promote lifelong learning amongst staff.

The successful candidate will perform holistic assessments of patient nursing needs. Plan, assess, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health needs utilising prescribing skills.

Delegate the work load to appropriate team members.

Day to day responsibility for the designated caseload.

To provide line manager responsibility.

Support the organisations public health agenda.

Identify any limitations/gaps in professional or clinical knowledge.

Facilitate the placement of pre and post registration nursing students.

Support the development of the nursing team by teaching and assessing other member of the team including nursing auxiliaries.

Teaching of patients/carers and other professionals to support patients to maintain their optimum level of independence.

Person Specification



  • RN First level/RGN
  • District Nursing (NMC) Specialist Practitioner qualification.


  • Teaching qualification

Skills & Attributes


  • Able to perform complex assessments, plan, implement and evaluate care packages.
  • Wide range of clinical skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Able to communicate sensitive/unpleasant information to patients, relatives and/or carers.
  • Knowledge of professional and NHS issues relating to specialist knowledge.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues across health and social care settings.
  • Ability to teach, assess and mentor staff and pre & post registration students including SPQ students.
  • Ability to communicate at a high level both verbally and written.
  • Good IT skills



  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable), please state this on your application form.



  • If you are related to a director or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship in your application form.



  • community experience
  • Experience of high level organisational skills


  • Audit & Research experience
  • Recognised Management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Chapelfield Clinic

Wilsden Road




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