NHS Nurse Advisor
- Full Time
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
- 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
- Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
- July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
- BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
- Disability Confident Employer - Level 2
The Prevention Assessment Team (PAT) are looking for a Band 6 NHS Nurse Advisor to join them in Bognor Regis. The post will be based in Bognor Regis but will require some county-wide working.
We welcome applications from qualified nurses who are enthusiastic, self- motivated, flexible and resourceful, who would enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team with close partnership working with social care, health and voluntary sector partners.
There are three PATs within West Sussex, providing information, advice, signposting and support to patients, and using health and social care assessment to help them maintain independence and stay at home. The teams accept direct referrals through a telephone duty system and also from various NHS organisations, West Sussex County Council (WSCC), and voluntary sector services.
Our focus is on enhancing quality of life and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions. Social care needs are often underpinned by health issues and concerns. The NHS Nurse Advisors in the team offer specialist knowledge and assessment, acting as a resource to both immediate colleagues and WSCC teams.
Nurse Advisors within PATs are also contracted to offer NHS Health Checks in community and workplace settings. We conduct regular health promotion sessions, focusing on public health priorities and offer education and information to community groups.
Our ideal candidate will have post registration experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and up to date knowledge of issues surrounding the health and wellbeing needs of adults and older people.
This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.
Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.
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.
Documents to download
- Band 6 Job description ( PDF , 234.9 KB )
- Band 6 Nurse Advisor person spec ( PDF , 219.3 KB )
- About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
- Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )