Band 5 Nurse Hospital at Home
Hospital at Home
Substantive Band 5 Registered Nurses
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust working closely with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Base: Brighton General Hospital
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) jointly run Hospital at Home (H@H) across Brighton & Hove and areas in the Acute trusts footprint. We are looking for enthusiastic, Self-directed, patient focused Band 5 nursing staff to join this dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver new and innovative health care interventions in the community, to complex patients who would previously have required a hospital stay. We are also looking for people with specialist nursing skills e.g. Surgical, Tissue Viability Cardiac and respiratory experience to support the other evolving pathways.
You will be working closely with the patient, their family and members of the multi-disciplinary team together with the patient's consultant. Current pathways include the administration of intravenous antibiotic therapy (IVAB), Bronchiectasis admission avoidance, wound management (specifically NPWT) and other associated clinical care for patients who would otherwise remain in hospital for their treatment.
We are currently working on the expansion of the service to support a wider cohort of patients receiving Consultant led treatment at home. This provides opportunities for staff within the service to develop their clinical skills as the service evolves. We also encourage staff to be involved in supporting and shaping the design of the service, with excellent care at the core so patients are able to return/stay at home as long as possible.
This is a permanent opportunity to join a dynamic team with ongoing training and support provided for band 5 nurses. A 2 to 3 week induction period is included to familiarise the successful applicant to the team and ensure they are supported.
The service operating hours are from 07:00 to 22:00 hours, with staggered shifts over 7 days a week and can provide the opportunity for flexible shifts pattern, long days or job shares to suit you and your family's needs.
As the service evolves and as an employee of SCFT you will have the opportunity to access the following development opportunities:
• Mentorship training
• Supervision training
• Leadership development
Ideally, staff nurses should have relevant experience within an acute and/or community settings. Being a car driver is essential, and we pay AFC mileage rates and provide parking permits (carers badge) when visiting patients. You are also able to book a pool car if you are not a car owner.
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.