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District Nurse Practice Educator/Development Team Leader

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
District Nurse Practice Educator/Development Team Leader Band 7 Permanent, Full Time

To hold day to day responsibility for managing the provision of education within District Nursing in response to identified need and strategic priority.

To effectively manage human and financial resources to ensure safe practice during the student's academic course and be responsive within the organisations sphere of work.

To provide clinical leadership and be the first point of contact for students and their mentors and other stakeholders e.g. the university to enable prompt management response to operational issues.

To manage the processes for assessing and performance managing professional development within their sphere of responsibility

Main duties of the job

Have responsibility for running and continuing to promote the development programme to assist with CPD and recruitment to the CSP programme

To manage the process of recruitment to the community health programme

To work with service leads in developing workforce plan within District nursing

Has continuing responsibility for CSP students and their mentors within a defined academic course assessing their needs and organising resources to meet these needs.

To develop and maintain accurate recording of courses completed and its impact upon the workforce

To liaise with the PEF in maintaining mentor register and up dates

Maintain one's own professional knowledge and develop and promote implementation of new legislation to the workforce

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To hold, day to day responsibility for CSP students and their mentors within a defined academic course assessing their needs and organising resources to meet these needs
  • Follows broad occupational policies and implements within sphere of work.
  • Deploy and manage human and financial resources to ensure safe and responsive clinical services.
  • Manage the recruitment and placement of the CSP student considering their learning needs
  • Support the mentor and act as sign off where required for the CSP student
  • Provide support for the CSP student and mentor in Tameside and Glossop over the 24hour period to manage expected and unexpected clinical events within the scope of practise during the academic course
  • Supervise and monitor CSP student and mentors through 1:1, clinical supervision, workshops and liaising with the university
  • Ensures risk assessments are completed and actions implemented to meet the health and welfare needs of the students and mentors also informing the university of any such risks
  • Ensure national and local targets are reported through the organisations reporting mechanisms.
  • To regularly monitor and report on quality assurance within organisational frameworks
  • Act as a professional resource to other healthcare professionals providing support within their scope of practise.
  • Provide support for all CPD within the organisation
  • Develop and maintain accurate records of all CPD undertaken within District nursing and its impact upon workforce planning
  • Maintain ones own professional knowledge to develop and promote the implementation of new legislation/ guidance to the workforce
  • Have an understanding and lead on the development, implementation and sustainability of new guidance/policies to meet the patients needs
  • Work in partnership with the PEF and other professionals to develop the service
  • Be active in workplace induction for new starter
  • Work clinically on the wards/community services to maintain clinical practice and credibility within the role acting as a role model in the delivery of expert patient care
  • Contribute to the education and completion of competency frameworks within area of expertise.


The post holder will:
  • Establish productive working relationships and effective communication with colleagues at all levels within the Division and the Trust.
  • Provide and receive information where highly complex communication skills may be required in order to reach agreement or co-operation or because of barriers to understanding, for example cognitive impairment.
  • Keep up to date with national and regional development in relation to District Nursing
  • Challenge traditional boundaries and introduce new innovative ways of working.
  • Take every reasonable opportunity to maintain and improve self-development including professional knowledge and competence.
  • Actively participate in the appraisal process, including the creation of a personal development plan.
  • Remain professionally updated in all aspects of quality and patient safety, specifically in line with National standards.
  • Maintain a high level of communication/negotiation skills on daily basis with other health and social care professionals to achieve best outcomes in care pathways.
  • Participate in the investigation of complaints and safeguarding concerning nursing services in accordance with the level of experience and encourage comments and suggestions on improving the quality of the service.
  • Participate in Induction and preceptorship programs for newly appointed staff.
  • Create and maintain an appropriate learning environment to meet the education and development needs of the workforce.
  • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous written and computerised records for all patients in line with Trust policies and The NMC Code.
  • Utilises information technology on a daily basis including Lorenzo, EMIS, e-rostering systems, NHS mail, Internet and intranet.
  • Attend necessary forums within District Nursing ensuring regular feedback to both areas on service developments/updates.
  • Produce monthly highlight reports evidencing development within role

  • Be aware of and support local research projects as applicable.
  • Support the Leadership Team to ensure multi-disciplinary clinical audit is embedded in the ward areas ensuring that patient care reflects the Trusts quality strategy and meets clinical governance standards.
  • Develop own audit knowledge and skills within clinical area
  • Monitor nursing and clinical audit findings in pursuit of best practice.
  • Work in partnership with the Leadership team to develop motivated, knowledgeable and skilled expert staff.


The post holder will:
  • Be expected to write reports or undertake work which involves concentration over long periods of time.
  • Use Visual Display Units over prolonged periods of time to undertake work.
  • Often stand, sit and kneel throughout a shift.
  • Have the dexterity to complete tasks such as syringe pump set up, injection administration

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree - Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing)


  • Masters level qualification or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Teaching Qualification



  • Demonstrable experience in a District Nursing position
  • Experience of leading change in clinical environment - understanding the application of change management approaches
  • Proven experience of service development
  • Knowledge of CQC standards
  • Experience in effective audit strategies
  • Understanding of current NHS strategy relating to Community Nursing
  • Knowledge of Quality and clinical standards and statutory obligation
  • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership skills with the ability to relate to and influence the nursing workforce
  • Maintain clinical competence and be able to work in the clinical area undertaking patient care


  • Demonstrable experience in a community inpatient unit

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Crickets Lane Clinic



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