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District Nursing Team Manager - Urgent Response

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
District Nursing Team Manager

Whittington Health delivers District Nursing Services across the boroughs of Islington and Haringey. Both boroughs are diverse, vibrant and exciting places to work with excellent transport links and fantastic opportunities to develop your skills. Our District Nursing Service is forward thinking, hardworking and dynamic which we pride ourselves on. We are committed to making a difference for our patients and providing good quality care. Thus, our integrated care organisation is an ideal place to do this.

Main duties of the job

District and Community nurses visit people who are housebound of all ages 18+ in their own homes or residential homes, enabling them to self-manage where possible and implementing appropriate treatments and care pathways. We are looking for a talented district nurse with a specialist practitioner qualification to join our innovative District Nursing Service. Our service operates on a 24 hour basis we have opportunities in our day and evening teams as well as flexible and part time working to fit in with your work/life balance.

You will be an excellent communicator and team player with the drive and determination in case management and leading the delivery of high quality nursing care for your team. The successful candidate will also have the exciting opportunity to lead, facilitate and participate in the development of transformational programmes that support the development of new ways of working and new pathways within the integrated care organisation

We will offer you the chance to develop your skills in physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, nurse prescribing, leadership and management as well as ongoing training, support, clinical supervision and a clear career pathway.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To have overall continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of nursing care to patients within the District Nursing service and in a manner that at all times reflects the NMC Code of Conduct.

To take an active part in the implementation and delivery of the district nursing service and Whittington Health emergency plans as required by the lead district nurse/ service manager.

To contribute to the development of the nursing team and the community health services by participating in working parties, committees, planning and discussion groups.To participate in clinical audit in line with clinical governance leadership.

To keep staff records (both paper and electronic) up to date and perform regular appraisals, one to one meetings and develop staff professional development plans.To ensure that all staff are undertaking clinical supervision and to monitor this at monthly 1 1 meetings.To teach and supervise the clinical practice of team members and to appraise and to identify training needs of all directly managed staff.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse ( RGN 1ST Level Registration )
  • District Nursing specialist practitioner qualification
  • Community Practitioner Prescriber
  • Independent nurse prescriber or willingness to undertake course
  • Advanced physical assessment course or willingness to undertake
  • Evidence of recent training and development
  • Up to date PREP portfolio

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent Numeracy skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Listening and liaison
  • Clinical/research based skills
  • IT skills
  • Prioritising and organising workload
  • Networking Skills
  • Understanding quality standards and Audit
  • Staff appraisal / supervision and development
  • Public Health Awareness

Knowledge & Experience


  • Clinical Governance and clinical supervision
  • Current issues affecting nursing practice including long term conditions care
  • Caseload/ Care Management
  • Knowledge of principles and application of continuing care
  • Multidisciplinary approach and integrated working
  • Understanding of and commitment to NMC Code of Conduct
  • Leadership styles and skills
  • Awareness of equal opportunities/ equal access
  • Understanding of primary health care
  • Experience and understanding of teamwork
  • Management of change
  • Management of stress in self and others


  • Management of resources

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


222 Upper Street

Upper Street


N1 1XR

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