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District Nursing Sister - Golden Valley

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Golden Valley
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
We are the Golden Valley District Nursing Team, a dedicated team providing excellent planned and unplanned nursing care to patients in their own homes. We aim to deliver high quality care to improve health & wellbeing and to support our patients to remain living at home. We pride ourselves in being hard-working and a small knit supportive Team.

We're seeking to recruit a permanent 30 hour a week Band 6 District Nursing Sister who shares our passion for caring for people in their own homes and strives towards excellence in community nursing. It is desirable for this post that the successful candidate will hold the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing.

We're keen to recruit a colleague with the right values and behaviours who can help us deliver our Trust priorities:
  • Compassion - we work closely with patients and their families to ensure care is holistic, person-centred and patient-focussed.
  • Accountability - we work in partnership with a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams, including GP's, Palliative Care Nurses, Therapy Teams,
  • Respect - we foster good working environments and want our staff to feel safe, supported and empowered.
  • Excellence - we work closely with the Quality Matron and Advanced Care Practitioners to support complex patient care.

Do you share these values? If so, read on...

Main duties of the job

As a district nursing sister you will hold an individual caseload delivering a wide range of nursing interventions such as, but not limited to CVAD , EOL care, drain management and catheter care. In addition you will support junior team members with more complex nursing interventions on the team's shared caseload.

You will provide clinical supervision for those within the team as appropriate and utilise your leadership skills to enhance and develop knowledge and skills of staff.

You will work closely with your designated GP practice, attend multidisciplinary meetings and work in partnership with our health and social care colleagues to provide optimal care plans for our complex patients.

We are a busy service and caseloads are reflective of this. Golden Valley covers one of the largest geographical areas. This requires you to have good organisational skills, an ability to work independently and flexibility to support the needs of the service. You will be able to demonstrate excellent nursing skills, ability to motivate others and work well was part of a small team.

You will be required to work weekends and bank holidays as part of a rota and cover late shifts until 8pm. The role involves visiting patients at home in a rural setting and you therefore must be able to drive and have access to a car. There are opportunities for lease cars.

If you have the right values for the Wye Valley Trust you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (NMC Registration)
  • Evidence of continued Professional Development via post graduate level courses
  • SPQ Qualification


  • Specialist Practitioner Qualification
  • V100/V300 Nurse Prescribing

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Good leadership skills and the ability to motivate staff
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to manage work load for self and others



  • Experience in problem solving and supporting other team members
  • Experience in working independently and as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Golden Valley District Nursing Team

Golden Valley


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