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

District Nurse or Community Nursing Sister

Band 6

Main area
District / Community Nursing
Band 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
Fredrick Treves House
£26,565 to £35,577 p.a.
28/06/2018 23:59





An  opportunity has arisen for a qualified District Nurse to manage the patient caseload and community nurse team in the Dorchester Locality.  You will be responsible for leading a team of Community Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants to provide high quality, evidenced based nursing care to patients in their home environment.

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

If you do not hold the District Nurse qualification we would would consider a  Community Nursing Sister development role, however, you would be expected to have signigficant community nursing experience.  We would also expect a commitment to underakinging the Community Nursing Develepment  and accredited modules (information regarding this is attached).

The post requires excellent communication skills, flexibility with duties, strong leadership, decision making skills and clinical expertise. The post requires the successful candidate to work flexible hours including weekends and bank holidays.

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.

We can offer you:

• Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
• An excellent preceptorship programme for new manager in post 

• You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
• Monthly pay plus enhancements for  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.

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

Refer a friend or family member to apply for this post and if they are appointed, you will receive £250 for the introduction.  To make a referral please see complete the online referral form.


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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

Shan Coupe, DN Lead, Mid Dorset Locality on 07900 160824

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277180