Staff Nurse - Community Hospital

£24,907-£30,615 pa (pro rata)
23 Feb 2021
23 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 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
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Lewes Intermediate Care Unit is a 26 bed, single-roomed ward at Lewes Victoria Hospital on the outskirts of Lewes, East Sussex. As an Intermediate Care Unit we bridge the gap between home and acute hospital services. Patients who are too unwell or incapacitated to stay at home in the short term, but do not require acute intervention, get admitted to our unit to help them recover and return to baseline function. In addition patients who have had an acute episode but are not yet ready to return home will come to us for a short period of rehabilitation to ensure they are safe to return home.

We are a very friendly team of RGNs, Associate Practitioners, Healthcare assistants, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Support Workers who aim to maximise our patients' potential, and help them to return home. When that is not possible we work closely with our adult social care colleagues to plan best outcomes. We are looking for RGNs who enjoy working as part of a supportive team. It is hard work but very rewarding - planning the patient pathway, enabling them to progress and supporting them through setbacks is what we do best.

We have free parking on site and easy access to bus routes and Lewes train station.

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 two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; 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
  • Band 5 Job Description ( PDF , 46.1 KB )
  • PS Band 5 ( PDF , 42.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )