Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

District Nurse/Community Nursing Sister

Band 6

Main area
District Nurse/Community Nursing Sister
Band 6
30 hours
Job ref
£21,252 to £28,461 p.a.
29/05/2018 23:59
Interview date





If you are interested in working in one of the most beautiful parts of the country this post offers a generous relocation package of up to £5,000 – for more information please contact

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is seeking to broaden their range of skills and knowledge in caring for people in their own environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

You will need a sound understanding of the current primary care agenda, including the management of long term conditions and role as care coordinator, with excellent communication skills and effective leadership and decision making skills. You will provide high quality clinical care, supervision of staff and case management for patients in the community setting within the Blandford Area.

The post holder will participate in the delivery of skilled autonomous nursing care to patients within their own home, including care at the end of life, wound management, medicines management and as appropriate, assisting the patient to develop self-management skills.

The role also involves managing and leading a team of community nurses under the guidance and support of a Band 7 District Nurse Locality Lead.

In return we can also offer you:

  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and the chance to further your career in a nurse led environment
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Travel is an essential part of this role; please demonstrate on your application form how you would meet this requirement

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or an informal visit please contact Vickie Whittingham District Locality Lead on Tel. 07825 755189 or email



If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277180