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Team Sister - District Nursing Service

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Sister to work with the East Lancashire District Nursing Team.

A permanent Band 6 position in the District Nursing Service is available for an enthusiastic and dedicated registered nurse with substantial previous experience in the District Nursing Service. For the successful candidate this is an excellent opportunity to work in a supportive environment as a Team Sister developing high level skills in patient assessment and care and contributing to leadership within the team.

Ability to work contracted hours rotationally across day and night shifts, as reasonably required by the needs of the service. This a 7-day service, including weekends and Bank Holidays

Main duties of the job

Assists the Clinical Team Leader in the co-ordination and delivery of care in line with District Nursing Strategy nationally and locally.
  • Assessment of new and complex patients
  • Delivery of comprehensive Senior Nurse Reviews of patients in their own homes and other community care settings
  • Working as part of a wider multidisciplinary team
  • Supporting students and new staff in learning and development in the service
  • Development of the team through leadership and role modelling
  • Management of staffing rotas and allocation of clinical work
  • Establishing and maintaining effective communication with all clinical staff, patients and families
  • Working in the District Nursing Hub to provide weekend, evening, and bank holiday cover (on a rota basis)
  • You will have the ability to work contracted hours rotationally across day and night shifts, as reasonably required by the needs of the service

The post holder must demonstrate professional leadership and be passionate about patient care. They will need to be able to problem solve and adapt to challenging situations, manage resources efficiently and ensure the delivery of safe, personal and effective patient care. We are looking for a nurse with a commitment to quality care and the ability to positively challenge to ensure patient and staff safety.

Car driver with access to a vehicle is essential

About us

Established in 2003, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute and community healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

The organisation puts safety and quality at the heart of everything we do, invests in and develops its workforce, works with key stakeholders to develop effective partnerships and encourages innovation and pathway reform to deliver best practice.

We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

The District Nursing Service provides a supportive environment and provides staff with many professional development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also find out more information by visiting our Trust website and by watching the videos within the below link

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse i.e. RN Adult branch
  • Community Specialist Practitioner Qualification or willingness to work towards this


  • Non-medical prescriber V100/V150/V300
  • Leadership training



  • Substantial district nursing experience 12 Months
  • Experience in holistic assessment of complex patients and care coordination
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working


  • Experience of caseload management and work allocation

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to develop effective working relations with other agencies and professionals
  • Ability to manage own and others workload and delegate effectively

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Yarnspinners Health Centre

Carr Road



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