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Lead Nurse

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity of a Lead Nurse role within the Integrated District Nursing Team.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, strategic and dynamic individual to join our community team.

You will join a team where your role will be to support and lead staff to deliver safe, evidence based care to patients in the Luton community whilst being proactive in promoting a positive image of community nursing.

Within this role you will also be working closely with other services within the organisation, integrated teams, key stakeholders and partners.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised).

Main duties of the job

To manage the day to day requirements of the Team, provide professional advice within their area of practice and recognise when to seek advice when not within their area of professional practice.

To ensure that referrals, admission and discharges are managed appropriately and effectively. Ensuring that resources are matched efficiently to client and service needs.

To foster a continuous service improvement ethos, challenging traditional methods of care delivery, managing innovation and appropriate change within the nursing team..

Manage team performance, and create an environment that enables the nursing team to challenge all aspects of patient care and in which effective practice is fostered, implemented, evaluated and disseminated.

Ensure appropriate off-duty rotas are managed accordingly taking into consideration the skill mix required in response to expected and unexpected caseload or the service needs of the locality.

To ensure adherence to Trust policies, standards and procedures. To participate and lead, as appropriate in their local implementation and quality assurance initiatives.

To support the Senior Management Team in workforce planning and subsequent recruitment and retention.

To work in partnership with other agencies and providers to enable seamless care.

To ensure that the team are aware of all the key performance indicators that relate to the service and that they are met.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide leadership and management to a multidisciplinary Community Nursing team, providing a multidisciplinary holistic approach, ensuring provision of high quality, effective, well-co-ordinated and responsive care to the changing needs of patients and the local population.

To demonstrate effective leadership by taking an active role with the professional development of the workforce, improve standards and promote good practice and clinical effectiveness, lead and manage change through a multi-skilled team approach, supporting the re-shaping of services in line with local / national policy.

To work in an integrated way with partner agencies to ensure the highest quality delivery of care.To facilitate putting the patient at the centre of care, avoiding duplication of assessments and treatment, managing long term conditions in a proactive way to avoid crisis and unnecessary hospital admission.

For further duties and responsibilities, please refer to JD and PS attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN /ECP / Paramedic (HCPC) with current registration
  • Specialist post graduate education to degree level or equivalent in relevant specialist area e.g Pg(dip) DN / Chronic disease management
  • Evidence of relevant ongoing CPD
  • MSPP or equivalent
  • Independent Nurse Prescribing or willingness to undertake.


  • Commitment to undertake appropriate education at master's level.
  • Community Specialist practice teacher qualification



  • Experience of working with a multi-disciplinary Primary Health Care Team.
  • significant post registration experience working in the community setting
  • Understanding and experience of staff and resource management
  • Able to demonstrate experience and a knowledge of clinical / governance and audit
  • Evidence of involvement in project development work or health promotion group work
  • Experience of managing patients with Acute/Chronic long term conditions.


  • DN community experience
  • Experience of working within a diverse population

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of effective communication skills at a senior level to both internal and external agencies
  • Ability to lead a team and to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work across organisational boundaries
  • Systematic approach to work and ability to prioritise and manage time
  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings
  • Encourages others to express themselves openly
  • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems
  • Shows respect for others' feelings, views and circumstances
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down.
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
  • Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


The Poynt

Poynters Road



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