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Urgent Community Response - Senior Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Contract Type

Job Details

Band 6

Job summary

It's an exciting time for our Urgent Community Response (UCR) Service as we continue to build on our successful model. UCR services work with patients in their homes across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex communities to avoid hospital admissions and support those being discharged home.

Our multidisciplinary teams work flexibly to provide a 7-day service, 365 days a year, between 8am and 8pm. They deliver:

A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.

A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.

Acute reablement for up to 10 days, supporting people to achieve functional goals and work towards independence with activities of daily living.

We are looking for Senior Staff Nurses to join us, so if you're an ambitious, proactive, and experienced nurse looking to be part of a supportive team and use your skills to provide excellent cutting-edge urgent community care, we'd love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The focus of this role is delivering holistic assessments, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment care plans, alongside reviewing care provision.

You will use your clinical expertise and problem-solving skills to support patients and the team. This involves completing clinical assessment, planning and the implementing care for patients including medication management, wound care, catheter care and identifying deteriorating patients.

As a member of the team, you will receive support from members of the multidisciplinary team and participate in the in-service learning programme. While developing your own specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team, you will supervise and support the development of colleagues, including those outside of your professional group and pre-registration students.

You will play an active role in the development of the service through reflective practice, clinical supervision, and quality improvement initiatives. This is a fantastic environment in which to develop your leadership skills through formal and supported training, using these to assist in shaping future clinical practice of the team.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need to able to drive with a full UK licence and access to a vehicle due to the geographic area covered by the team.

Further information is available in the attached job description and person specification.

If you would like to discuss this role or find out more, you can contact our Operational Team Lead Rudo Musarurwa 01273242117 option 1 option 2

Person Specification


  • RGN Level 1
  • Evidence of post registration study
  • Module Mentorship


  • Experience at Band 5
  • Experience in holistic patient assessments
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of working within a community setting

  • Evidence of management / supervision
  • Evidence of research in practice
  • Evidence of audit

Skills and Knowledge

  • Able to work as a team member
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, families, carers and team members
  • Able to make decisions and have well-developed assessment skills
  • Able to demonstrate organisational and time management skills
  • Able to demonstrate awareness of benefits of interdisciplinary working
  • Able to show understanding of inter-agency liaison
  • Up to date Venepuncture, Cannulation and Catheter skills
  • Knowledge of respiratory conditions/nursing, orthopaedic surgery and administration of intravenous therapy


  • Car driver (Valid Driving License for use in the UK)
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to staff and patients
  • Willingness to undertake training to develop within the role
  • Insight & understanding of care in the community

  • Flexible approach to working

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


Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove



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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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Company info
01273 696011
Glynde Building
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove
East Sussex

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