Community Staff Nurse

Lewes, East Sussex
£24,907-£30,615 pa (pro rata)
14 Jan 2021
24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Band 5

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

We're looking for dynamic and forward-thinking Community Staff Nurses to join our Community Nursing team, based in Lewes. The team covers both town and rural practice populations across Lewes and Ringmer.

Our team works closely with our linked GP partners, social services, specialist nurses and local hospices to deliver excellent care in the community. We are well supported by a Trust that understands community nursing and delivers adult nursing care to patients across Sussex.

Your responsibilities will be:
  • Visiting patients in their own homes and providing holistic, evidence-based nursing care. This will usually mean working alone, although you will have great support from a well-established and experienced team of nurses.
  • Carrying out nursing interventions such as wound care, medicine administration, diabetic management, IV drug administration, end of life care and syringe drivers, along with many other nursing interventions provided by the community nursing team.
  • Ensuring that you robustly document all interventions and relevant information on our electronic patient record system (SystmOne).
  • Supporting the caseload managers in ensuring the smooth running of the office and the team.

What we can offer you:
  • A robust preceptorship programme to help you integrate when you join the Trust.
  • Help to develop skills and competencies via training and practice-based learning.
  • An effective appraisal system in which you are valued as an individual and helped to plan for your future within the organisation.
  • An environment in which learning is encouraged and supported.
  • Clinical supervision to encourage reflective practice.
  • The chance to become part of a wonderful team of people who look after one another and have a culture of kindness.

You must be able to travel around the Trust in a timely manner, so you must have a full driving licence.

This is a great opportunity to join a brilliant team with a 'can-do' attitude. These are full time posts, but part time hours will be considered. Informal visits prior to interview are welcomed.

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.

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.

Documents to download
  • Job Description & Person Spec ( PDF , 470.7 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )