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Deputy Team Lead District Nursing

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic professional to join the Forest Hall Community Nursing Team, to provide deputy leadership and management of the Community Nursing Team. The post requires a high level of clinical expertise which has been developed through experience in practice. We are dedicated to supporting continuing professional development and provide excellent leadership through mentorship, coaching and education for all grades of staff, to provide high quality patient care in line with Northumbria Healthcare Trusts Vision.

As a deputy team lead the post holder will support the Team Lead to establish and maintain robust communication networks with patients, carers, team members, GPs and other professionals and agencies. You will act as a role model for the Community Nursing service, our patients and families exercising accountability for patient care in line the NMC code of professional conduct.

You will work with the Team Lead to role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Main duties of the job

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care packages for patients on their caseload which can include the analysis of clinical, social and family situations.

To exercise accountability for patient care, as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and act within the policies of Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust.

To support the Team Lead and in their absence be responsible for the planning and delivery of District Nursing services within a designated area, prioritising clinical need to provide holistic care.

To be accountable for own practice working without direct supervision.

To act as an advocate to empower individuals, their carers and their families to influence and use available resources. To carry out risk assessment and management of the physical environment to safeguard patients, staff and carers

Promote effective use of Trust policy regarding infection control within the nursing team, the clinical setting and patients' homes.

Make referrals to other disciplines or agencies.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Registered Nurse Professional knowledge acquired through degree, supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses

Registered Mentor: Teaching / mentoring qualification e.g. ENB 998, C& G 730/7, D 32 / 33

Previous post registration experience

Communication skills, written and verbal

Wide range of practical competencies e.g. compression bandaging, Doppler etc.

Interpersonal skills

Organisational skills to enable post holder to organise own work and work of others

IT skills to enable post holder to enter information in clinical systems

To lead, inspire and motivate others to high performance by agreeing clear goals and objectives, providing support and guidance and creating opportunities for development

To contribute to the development of a culture of high engagement, where staff are empowered and entrusted to provide the best services and care for patients

To promote and facilitate innovation and continuous improvement to deliver better services for service users and patients

It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes, or has a Trust personal lease vehicle which may be used for the role. However, the Trust would consider making reasonable adjustments to the role, if necessary, to enable a disabled person to undertake the role.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Registered Nurse Professional knowledge acquired through degree, supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses

Registered Mentor: Teaching / mentoring qualification e.g. ENB 998, C& G 730/7, D 32 / 33

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree or equlivent level of experience or knowledge.
  • Practice Assessor
  • Registered Mentor: Mentor-Supervisor/Assessor


  • District Nursing Practitioner qualification OR Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) & Advanced Clinical Skills
  • Completion of in-house Development program

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Forest Hall District Nurses

Forest Hall Health Centre, Station Road,

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE12 9BQ

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