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District Nursing Team Leader

Leadership & Management
Career Pathway

Career Directions

  • Management

Area of Practice

  • Adult Nursing


  • Community/Primary Care

Job/Role Summary

I assist the Integrated Care Team Manager with the implementation and delivery of an integrated model of care for one of seven geographical teams.  I work very closely with social work and occupational therapy Lead colleagues to ensure there is a co-ordinated and integrated approach to allocation assessment, delivery and monitoring of high quality and safe care. As the district nursing lead I am responsible for the delivery of high quality district nursing services and the day to day supervision of the team’s nursing staff.  I ensure that all nursing practices comply with the requisite professional standards and NMC Code of Conduct. I also assist the Integrated Care Team Manager with service planning, financial and resource management.


Specific qualifications and experience required

Specialist Practice course in District Nursing.  3 years experience as a District Nursing Sister.


Career Milestones

Completed Specialist Practice District Nursing Course.

Worked as a District Nursing Sister for over 10 years.


What attracted you to this job?

I believed that if I could support, develop and lead a team that more patients would receive better quality services.


Enjoyable aspects of the job/role

Staff progression.

Happier staff.

Better quality services.


Challenging aspects of the job/role

Managing services within resource constraints.

Managing difficult situations.


Important success factors

A happier workforce. Positive feedback from staff.

Support from staff particularly with regards to change.

Compliments from Service users.

Meeting statutory targets.


Advice for those considering the type of job/role?

You need to be very organised, motivated, resilient and a good time manager. It is also essential to be able to problem solve quickly and efficiently. 


Key skills that can be gained within this job/role?

Resilience, managing performance and difficult situations.  My knowledge on the policies, procedures and systems within the service has developed significantly.


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