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District Nurse-SLW

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rota, Per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
Band 6 District Nurse

x1 Permanent- 37.5 Hours

We are looking to appoint a Band 6 District Nurse into our friendly and supportive Stourbridge District nursing 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.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for the ongoing assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation ofprogrammes of care.

The post holder will carry 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 Presciber
  • 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 V150/V300 nurse prescriber.

Knowledge and Training


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



  • 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.
  • Able to manage staff, conflict and difficult situations and to challenge and support others appropriately and assertively.
  • Provide hands on direct patient care including safe handling of patients and equipment.

Analytical and Judgement 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.
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Motivated - able to motivate self and others to deliver a quality service
  • Forward thinking - to identify opportunities for improvement in service development
  • Flexible - to meet the demands of the service
  • Enthusiastic - seizing the opportunity for personal and service development

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values


  • Able toprovidesafe,caring,and effectiveservices
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong, and their contribution is valued

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Stourbridge Health and Social Care Centre

John Corbett Drive



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