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Senior Community Nurse

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT
Chesterfield/ NED
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Community Nurse to join Our Rapid Response Community Nursing Team within the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Locality.

This is an ideal opportunity for a registered nurse with varied community experience who wants to develop their leadership and Triage management skills in a supportive environment.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant would require community nursing experience, knowledge of caseload management with a high standard of community nursing knowledge and clinical skills. Leadership experience desirable.

You will be provided with support tailored to your needs to drive forward high quality care and team work including a thorough induction programme, regular one to ones and peer supervision.

Provide effective evidenced based care to a defined population/Primary Care Network. This is achieved through effective delegation, case load management, monitoring of care standards, leadership and the performance/ line management of team members.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care, utilising their professional judgement at all times.

Provide clinical leadership and line management to less experienced Nurses, and other members of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of high quality care.

We work across three bases with the locality: Clay Cross Hospital, Walton Hospital and the The Arc. There is a expectation to be able to travel and be able to work across each base.

To contribute to the continuous improvement of community nursing within their Place, linked to the 10 year NHS plan.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered nurse with current NMC registration
  • Relevant Nursing degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Student mentorship
  • Have undertaken or be prepared to undertake a leadership development programme


  • District Nurse specialist qualification

Experience & knowledge


  • Post-registration experience
  • Case management/ward management experience
  • Community experience
  • Proven clinical expertise, knowledge and experience of implementing service improvement
  • Knowledge of Public Health agenda


  • Experience in a leadership role formally or informally

Skills and Attributes


  • Commitment to the development of clinical practice of others
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Access to transport is essential for this post, as you will be expected to travel around various areas of Derbyshire in order to carry out required duties


  • Proven managerial skills and experience of change management

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Clay Cross Hospital (other bases include Walton Hospital in Chesterfield and The Arc in Clowne)

Chesterfield/ NED

S45 9NZ

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