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District Nurse - DN

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
We are looking to appoint a Band 6 District Nurse into our friendly and supportive team. You must have effective communication and negotiation skills. As an advocate for our patients you need to have the ability to inspire people at all levels. This post would require that you had an understanding of the expanding role of community nursing and would have the commitment to take it forward. You will need a sound understanding of the current primary care agenda, with excellent communication skills and effective leadership and decision making skills. You will need to be innovative and able to work autonomously whilst promoting a positive and supportive learning environment for team members and students. This would be an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills in supporting the team leader

If you would be interested in joining our District Nursing Teams and require more information or wish to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for the ongoing assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. The post holder willcarry out all relevant forms of care and will take responsibility for caseload holders in their absence. The management of the work area, clinical caseload, Including supervision and development of staff.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • First level Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Degree in District Nursing or equivalent (Specialist practitioner qualification in District Nursing)
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Must hold a Specialist Community Practitioner - District Nursing qualification and/or be registered as a

Knowledge and Training


  • Post registration experience to include: Evidence of mentoring Project working Specialist training Management and development of others
  • Good background knowledge of issues within the primary care area
  • Willing to undertake Band 6 competencies
  • Have knowledge of major NHS issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research-based practice



  • Significant post registration experience
  • Experience of working in primary care and leading a community nursing team
  • Experience of direct supervision of qualified and unqualified staff
  • Experience of identifying the development needs of others and giving effective feedback.
  • Experience of interagency and collaborative working
  • Experience of teaching and assessing students

Communication and Relationship skills


  • Must be able to commute to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to develop working relationships with other professionals
  • Able to demonstrate empathy with clients, carers, families and colleagues - ensuring that communication is achieved, particularly where barriers to understanding exist.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to write concise and comprehensive papers and reports.

Analytical and judgemental skills


  • Able to understand relevant research including data
  • Ability to make decisions at the point of need
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with an ability to adopt a number of ways to influence diverse parties.
  • Personal Duty of care in relation to equipment and resources

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Forward thinking - to identify opportunities for improvement in service development
  • Enthusiastic - seizing the opportunity for personal and service development

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values


  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Able toprovidesafe,caring,and effectiveservices

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


St James Medical Practice

Malthouse Dr,



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