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Community Nursing Sister

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCA
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is an integrated community and acute trust providing a seamless service to residents of the borough

We are committed to delivering best quality care to our patients closer to home which was reflected by a rating of 'Good' from the Care Quality Commission

Main duties of the job

We currently have opportunities for Community Band 6 nurses to join our team, working in the London Borough of Lewisham. We cover all areas of the Lewisham Borough and the role could be based in any one of our 4 neighbourhoods.

You might already be a band 6 looking for your next role, or an experienced band 5 nurse with hospital or community experience looking to develop your skills and knowledge. Either way we can support you with a robust training package which will give you the skills you need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be experienced in caring for patients with a variety of long term conditions and, with a desire to develop their leadership skills. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and evidence-based practice to community care.

The aim of our service is to enable patients to stay at home longer, and leave hospitals faster, maximising their potential for independence and wellbeing.

As no two days are the same in the community, you will be working with a large degree of autonomy and accountability, with the care you are giving makes a real difference to your patients and those important to them.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development

  • Making equalities mainstream

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Our community service operates from 08:00 20:00, with the usual shift patterns being 08:00 16:00 and 12:00 20:00. The post involves some weekend working on a rota basis.

    You will have a key role in the provision of high-quality care to clients in their own home, in addition to developing leadership and management skills to support members of your team. To succeed in our aim for patients to stay at home longer, our community teams work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams to plan and deliver complex care

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    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Registered Nurse - Adult
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    • Recognised teaching and mentoring qualification


    • Registered Nurse Prescriber or Prescribing qualification
    • Educated to Degree level or Equivalent (for example, District Nursing, Practice Nursing, Long Term Conditions, Advanced Nursing Assessments)



    • Previous experience of managing people
    • Experience of working in partnership with other professionals to enhance the patient experience
    • Experience of service development and undertaking clinical audits



    • Knowledge of patient pathways and the ability to maintain focus on the service user
    • Knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults
    • Knowledge of how to manage budgets and resources
    • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, standards of conduct and ethics and its application to nursing practice
    • Understands diversity and values differences and observes equal of opportunities guidelines

    Personal Qualities


    • Demonstrates effective leadership and management skills to deliver results through others
    • Possesses self-management skills with the ability to plan and prioritise the district nursing caseload as well as own workload
    • Demonstrates proficiency in information management and technology including the use of RiO, Microsoft Office and other software used by the Trust
    • Advocates for patients for a seamless journey through the various pathways in Health & Social Care
    • Accurately records all intervention and decisions around patient care within Trust's timeframes
    • Responds to complaints and incidents in a way that encourages reflection on own and team performance to improve practice
    • Respects the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients and colleagues demonstrating non-discriminating practice in all aspects of work

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    District Nursing - based across the borough of Lewisham


    SE13 6LH

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