Blantyre Health Centre

NHS Lanarkshire are looking to recruit a full time, permanent Team Leader Community Nursing – Health & Homeless based at Blantyre Health Centre

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of an accessible, appropriate, high quality and effective nursing service to all age groups in the community by working in partnership with patients, care providers and other agencies, ensuring a person centred approach to care delivery which is safe and effective to ensure and maintain quality strategy. The post holder will function as an independent autonomous practitioner by virtue of in-depth knowledge, expertise, proficiency and experience to lead and enable the Community Nursing team to provide a quality nursing service and will be a clinical expert, be involved in public health activities, be accountable for a caseload over a 24 hour period and be a key member of the Integrated Primary Care team and other multi-disciplinary groups.

In addition the post holder will be responsible and accountable for the leadership and management of the aligned community nursing team and other staff groups where applicable, linking into the management structure of the Locality.

Knowledge, Training and/or Experience required to do the job

  • Registered Nurse with valid NMC Registration
  • District Nurse Certificate/SPQ Nursing in the Home or equivalent
  • Educated to/working towards/operating at Degree Level
  • Post graduate expertise within speciality / area of practice that demonstrates the required breadth of knowledge required to lead safety, effectively and efficiently.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical guidelines and standards within the speciality / area of practice.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience of relevant conditions, pathology, policies and procedures associated with the speciality/area of practice ensuring that the level of expertise can be utilised to deliver leadership within speciality / area of practice.
  • Management qualification or equivalent gained through experience and continuous professional development
  • Further education/evidence of Continuous Professional Development in area of speciality including study days/courses/post graduate qualification
  • The post holder will possess excellent team-working/leadership skills and have the ability to motivate others and work using own initiative
  • Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective time management skills
  • Working knowledge of basic information technology
  • Please note: The post holder must hold a current full UK driving licence and able to accommodate flexible working hours

    Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by  l@, Service Manager – Hamilton Locality , NHS Lanarkshire

    For queries regarding the application form or recruitment process only , please contact stating the job title and reference number in the subject. Please note: all job related queries must be directed to the informal contact noted above.

    Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once sufficient applications are received. Please complete and submit your application early.

    In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

    *Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential childrens setting/secure unit.

    Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

    Please note for all vacancies where a driving licence is required this must be a full UK/EU/EEA licence

    NHS Lanarkshire has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any Worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category.Candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship can access further information at . Skilled worker Visa and all current immigration rules are available at

    NHS Lanarkshire Recruitment Website

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