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Out of Hours District Nursing Team Leader - Band 7

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced professional willing to develop with excellent clinical and operational leadership skills who can demonstrate critical thinking with confidence in decision making, enthusiastic, and has initiative and positive approach to teamwork to drive the community nursing service forward.

The candidate must have a strong effective leadership and organisational skills, problem solving and change management skills, with sense of accountability and ability to work under pressure.

Hours per week: 37.5 with a variety of shifts.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the oversight and operational management, leadership and coordination of the integrated community team across the designated geography and to be professionally accountable for the 24-hour delivery of patient care by the integrated team.

To lead and support the team to provide a patient centred service based on a strong supervisory leadership that has high visibility in practice.

To hold line management responsibility for both human and financial resources of the Out of Hours Team

To be responsible for implementing and monitoring adherence to agreed policies, protocols and clinical standards, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of high quality service provision within the bounds of clinical governance.

To ensure that services are safe, caring, effective, responsive, cost effective and well led.

To provide guidance and support in the implementation of clinical standards and quality initiatives in line with the Trust's clinical risk management framework.

To provide quality monitoring for patients on the caseload supporting the delivery of expert clinical care and providing leadership and support to all team members within sphere of responsibility.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with a nationally recognised professional body (NMC)
  • Mentorship qualification (or willing to undertake)
  • Clinical supervisor (or willing to undertake)


  • District Nurse SPQ (Specialist Practitioner) qualification
  • Palliative care qualification
  • V150 nurse prescriber (or willing to undertake)
  • Leadership / Management training or qualification at degree level (or willing to undertake)

Knowledge & Skills


  • Evidence of involvement in clinical audit
  • Wide understanding of community services and commission intentions
  • Knowledge of muti-disciplinary service delivery for adults and older people across health, social and voluntary sectors
  • Evidence of innovative practice and evaluation of outcomes
  • Knowledge of NMC and local standards for record keeping and confidentiality
  • Evidence of commitment to sustained professional development including leadership
  • Evidence of clinical expertise and caseload management


  • Knowledge of Commissioning / Provider services
  • Understanding and insight into the implications of the NHS long term plans in relation to local agenda
  • Clinical supervisor and / or coaching skills
  • Sign off Assessor / Supervisor
  • Evidence of change management and service development



  • Significant post registration clinical experience in relevant field
  • Experience of managing a team and supervising staff
  • Experience in managing End of Life Care at home


  • Palliative care experience
  • Experience in managing long term conditions
  • Wound care experience

Other Role Requirments


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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