Community Staff Nurse
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
Community Staff Nurse - 37.5 hours per week
We're looking for Community Staff Nurses to join our friendly and supportive Community Nursing team in Lewes. The team covers both town and rural practice populations across Lewes and Ringmer. We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced nurses, and those looking for improved work/life balance.
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 which understands community nursing and delivers adult nursing care to patients across Sussex.
Your responsibilities will be:
- Visiting patients in their own homes and providing nursing care. This will usually mean working alone, although you will have support from a well-established and experienced team in Crowborough.
- Carrying out nursing interventions such as wound care, medicine administration, diabetic management, IV drug administration, end of life care and syringe drivers, along with any other nursing interventions provided by the community team.
- Documenting 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:
- An environment in which learning is encouraged and supported.
- 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 the future with the organisation.
- A preceptorship programme when you join the Trust to help you integrate.
- 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 will need a full driving licence and the use of a car for work purposes.
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.
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 ( PDF , 193.9 KB )
- Person specification ( PDF , 219.8 KB )
- About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )