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Nursing Associate

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£25,147 to £27,596 a year Per Annum/Pro-rata
Closing date
13 Feb 2024

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Contract Type

Job Details

Band 4

Job summary

A vacancy has arisen for a Nursing Associate to join a community nursing team in High Wealden PCN which covers Crowborough and the surrounding areas including the beautiful Ashdown Forest.

The Nursing Associate will provide a mixture of general and specific care to a group of patients and will be proficient and competent to work at their registered level. They will work alongside Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. The post holder will have completed their Nursing Associate training and be registered with the NMC.

The Nursing Associate works in partnership with the primary health care team, social services, private and voluntary sector, addressing health promotion priorities both locally and nationally.

Main duties of the job

  • The Nursing Associate will deliver care within their proven competency as achieved during their Nursing Associate Training.
  • They will be supported by the Registered Nursing Team and supervised by their appointed registered nurse band 5 or above.
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and monitoring of patient care as part of the Community Nursing Team.
  • This role will include supervision and teaching of trainee or newly qualified Nursing Associates and Health Care Assistants.
  • Maintain at all times a kind, caring and professional attitude towards patients, relatives and colleagues within the clinical setting, taking into consideration dignity, privacy, and confidentiality, alongside cultural and religious needs.
  • Recognise changes in a patient's condition and seek assistance from a Registered Nurse or GP as appropriate.
  • Provide health and care information to the patient, carers and family as appropriate.
  • Maintain clear concise and legible documentation adhering to standards in accordance with NMC and Trust policies.
  • Adhere to the Medicines Management Policy in the storing, administering, recording & disposal of Medicines.

About us

  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good with outstanding features
  • Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast
  • A great working environment in the community, in patients' homes and our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career breaks, parental leave and adoption leave
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces

Job description

Job responsibilities

a) The Nursing Associate will deliver care within their proven competency as achieved during their Nursing Associate Training.b) Recognise changes in a patients condition and seeks assistance from aRegistered Nurse of band 5 or above and/or GP as appropriate.c) Contribute to the planning, implementation and monitoring of patient care as part of the Community Nursing Team.d) Using recognised assessment tools including NEWS2, MUST and Purpose-T to risk assess, record and act upon patients changing conditions.e) Treat, monitor and discharge patients under the leadership and direction of a registered nurse of band 5 or above.f) Monitor individualised care plans.g) Perform specific interventions as identified by competency achievement to enhance the delivery of care, such as but not exclusively: venepuncture, cannulation, catheterisation, wound assessment and care, Doppler and compression, administration of medications excepting IV.h) Plan and implement non-complex tasks and interventions guided by standard operating procedures and competency achievement.i) Contribute to patient review, care planning and delivery of care for End of Life patients.j) Provide support, training and supervision to others.k) Maintain clear concise and legible documentation adhering to standards in accordance with NMC and Trust policies.l) Liaise and refer patients to the MDT team as appropriate in accordance with local procedures.m) Participate in clinical audits.n) Be responsible for own personal development, including keeping up to date with Mandatory training and training relevant to the area of practice.o) Attend regular reviews with your team leader and have yearly appraisals.p) Undertake a link role as required.q) Act as a professional role model.r) Support the implementation of departmental policies and contribute to team and service developments.s) Maintain and replenish stock levels and clinical supplies in the patientshomes.t) Ensure effective and efficient use of resources, equipment and supplies.u) Demonstrates an awareness of Health, Safety and Security risk.

Person Specification


  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
  • End point assessment completed successfully


  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development
  • Understands and acts in line with NMC professional standards for practice contained within The Code.
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and escalate to the appropriate professional for expert help and advice
  • Understand requirements for NMC professional revalidation
  • Understanding of the importance of following procedures and treatment plans
  • Experience of caring for patients in a healthcare setting

  • Experience of working in the community


  • Experience of working in teams under appropriate supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate
  • Experience of providing and receiving complex, sensitive information
  • Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own delegated workload
  • Ability to deal with non- routine and unpredictable nature of workload and individual patient contact
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, verbal and non-verbal communication) with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop effective and appropriate relationships with people, their families, carers and colleagues
  • Ability to support, supervise, and act as a role model to nursing associate students, other learners and health care support workers as required within the clinical setting


  • Car Driver and access to a car for work purposes
  • Flexible to cover service needs, including weekends, out of hours or shift pattern

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Crowborough War Memorial Hospital

Southview Road



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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) offers diverse employment opportunities across Sussex.

We employ over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff, and our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 10,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

Why join our #CommunityThatCares at SCFT?

  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • Ongoing training and development tailored to your needs
  • Excellent research opportunities
  • BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks 
  • Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • Free health and wellbeing checks for all staff
  • Workplace nurseries rated Good and Outstanding by Ofsted

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

Contact our friendly Recruitment team on 01273 242227 or

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