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Community Nurse in the District Nurse Team

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT
Dronfield Woodhouse
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Do you want to move to a new team, for a new start in 2024?

We are looking for a qualified nurse to join our established Community Nursing team in Chesterfield and Dronfield.

The post is based within the Dronfield District nursing team however cover across other teams in Chesterfield may at times be required.

This will be on a fixed term basis for 12 months. The post is full time however part time may be considered for the right candidate.

Do you want to make a difference to our patients' lives by providing evidence-based nursing care?

We provide training and education for the successful candidates and are a team that likes to learn together, with regular teaching sessions and information sharing to ensure our standards of nursing are high.

There has never been a more exciting time to join DCHS which is one of the largest specialist community NHS providers in the country - one that is also among the very best NHS employers, as voted by its own staff.

Great opportunity to join a supportive team with very little turnover in staff - post only available due to staff member career progression.

So please apply to join our team today!

Main duties of the job

Provide high-quality nursing care to our patients in our local community to keep them safe at home, prevent hospital admission and support hospital discharge home.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care in the most efficient and clinically effective way, whilst maintaining the patient's privacy and dignity.

Provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care and actively support the Community Nursing sister/charge nurses in the management of the health care environment.

Implement / refer on to the relevant services as appropriate.

Work in close collaboration with the Integrated Community Teams/GP surgeries and local acute trusts.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • NMC registered Nurse (including newly-qualified and soon-to-be-qualified)
  • Evidence of recent relevant training

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • Experience of working in the community
  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice
  • Knowledge of local and national priorities.
  • Understanding of the wider NHS agenda regarding community services


  • Experience of long term conditions

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT Skills
  • Written and recording skills
  • Ability to supervise junior nursing staff
  • Ability to assess, plan and implement care



  • Ability to drive as you will be expected to travel across Derbyshire County visiting patients' homes and across the county to access meetings and training

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


District Nursing Team, Stubley Medical Centre

7 Stubley Drive

Dronfield Woodhouse

S18 8QY

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