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
Royal Crescent Surgery
£26,565 to £35,577 p.a.
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An opportunity has arisen for a qualified District Nurse/Community Sister to manage the patient caseload and community nursing team within the Weymouth and Portland Locality. You will be responsible for leading a team of Community Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants to provide nursing care to patients in their home environment.  You will also gain extensive experience working within the Hub on a multiprofessional level.

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

The post requires excellent communication skills, the ability to show flexibility with duties and have strong leadership, decision making skills and clinical expertise. The ability to work flexible hours including weekends and bank holidays is also required.

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

If you do not hold the DN qualification it will be essential to undertake the Community Nursing Sister Development programme.

Please see attached job description and specify which post you are applying for in the supporting information section of the application form.

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.

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

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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

Sharon Greig, Community Nursing Lead on 07766 801181

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277180