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District Nurse Team Lead - Surrey Downs H&C

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Thames Ditton
£45,753 to £52,067 Pro Rata Per Annum inc Fringe HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Surrey Downs Health & Care

An opportunity has arisen to join the East Elmbridge PCN team as a Band 7 District Nurse Team lead on a part-time (30 hours/week), permanent basis.

The successful candidate would be welcomed into an established district nurse team who work closely with members of the wider multidisciplinary team across the PCN and across Surrey Downs Health and Care.

We have a strong focus on staff support and development, encouraging opportunities for further learning.

In short if you are looking for an employer that is working to remove traditional boundaries and barriers, bringing care to patients when and where they need it, and you want to work alongside motivated, passionate and visionary colleagues we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

To provide leadership within the District Nursing Team and be responsible for the assessment of needs of the patient and the development, implementation and evaluation of a programme of care within agreed standards.

The post holder will undertake facilitation of educational programmes for basic, post basic and in-service training, in close liaison with the Learning and Development Team.

To lead and facilitate patient focused, innovative research based practice, in line with Surrey Downs Health and Care objectives.

About us

Surrey Downs Health and Care deliver care closer to people's own communities through our Primary Care Networks, Community Hospitals, Specialist Services and our innovative partnership of local NHS organisations.

Surrey Downs Health and Care has a track record of providing person centered care that goes beyond organisational boundaries to do what is best for the individual. This partnership includes:
  • The three GP federations GP Health Partners, Dorking Health Care and Surrey Medical Network representing practices that operate in the Surrey Downs area
  • CSH Surrey
  • Epsom and St Helier's University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Surrey Council County

Historically, there have been boundary lines between the organisations that provide care to people in their homes, in GP surgeries and in hospitals, but we have always been united in our mission to provide great care to the people who need us.

It's on those grounds that the Surrey Downs Health and Care was formed - we want local people to receive the care that they need in the right environment. By bringing together our expertise, we can improve patient care and enable local people to access the right support, care and treatment more easily than ever before.

In bringing this partnership together, we are working to the same set of values that will translate into better care for our residents.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Demonstrate clinical expertise and act as a professional role model to all staff, both internal and external on behalf of Surrey Downs Health and Care, working as part of a team taking the lead and developing services in line with the needs of the patient
  • Treat all patients as individuals, respecting their privacy and dignity at all times
  • Be accountable for assessments and care planning, and prescribing appropriately for the patient group Involving, supporting, informing and educating family/carers
  • Promote the health of patients and the provision of support and advice Be responsible for planning cover, appropriate staffing and skill mix ensuring adequate cover at all times
  • Provide specialist knowledge and advice to influence the Surrey Downs Health and Care strategic agenda
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive, signed and contemporaneous records according to procedures
  • Identify workforce planning issues and actively participate in the recruitment, selection and retention of clinical staff
  • Provide support and an appropriate learning environment for both pre and post registration students as required
  • Be responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures and standards of care, are adhered to at all times
  • Manage effectively and efficiently any budget that is within the remit of this post
  • Participate in research and development opportunities as appropriate
  • Provide assistance with the resolution of complaints within the clinical specialty, or sphere of responsibility
  • Have the ability to negotiate and work effectively across all agencies for the maximum effectiveness of care
  • Be aware of and act upon when necessary, procedures that are in place to protect vulnerable individuals
  • Lead and implement the SDH& C Clinical Governance Strategy within your practice area, facilitating and instigating clinical audit and monitoring of care
  • Lead and implement the SDH& C Risk Management Strategy within your practice area, ensuring that all processes are adhered to Maintain own professional and clinical integrity in line with NMC guidelines
  • Undertake any other such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the post
  • Be responsible for individual timely data entry and responsible for the corporate teams data entry
  • This post holder is employed to work within Surrey Downs Health and Care localities and may be reasonably requested to move base temporarily or on a more permanent basis, as requested by service needs

Person Specification



  • 1st level registration educated to Level 3
  • Relevant specialist courses
  • Evidence of team Management


  • Management qualification/ courses and/or willingness to work towards



  • Experienced mentor at pre and post registration level
  • Experience of nurse leadership and management
  • Experience of appraisal and clinical supervision


  • Experience of developing strategies, clinical guidelines and policies



  • Critical analysis skills
  • Ability to assess and deliver, evaluate and benchmark quality care
  • Ability to deal with conflict in a professional manner
  • IT skills and timely data entry


  • Project management skills



  • Car owner with clean UK Licence


  • Innovative and flexible
  • Team player

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Emberbrook Community Centre for Health

14 Raphael Drive

Thames Ditton


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