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Urgent Community Response - Staff Nurse

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Band 5

Job summary

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and evolving service? Join us as a Nurse and make a difference every day! We are offering a range of flexible working opportunities that can be personalised to fit you and your life.

Our Urgent Community Response Service provides urgent care and therapy to people aged 18 and over, in their own home, to help them avoid being admitted to hospital. It also supports people to return home following a hospital stay.

The service runs every day of the year from 8am to 8pm and teams are based across Sussex in:

  • East Sussex - Brighton and Hove, and Lewes
  • West Sussex - Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath and Worthing

The teams respond to referrals within two hours, providing rapid access to a range of health and social care professionals, including Health and Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Paramedics and Physiotherapists.

Their short-term support helps people manage a health crisis or illness, medication needs, feeding and hydration, to ensure that they can remain in their own home safely and live more independently for longer.

Main duties of the job

As a Nurse, you will be delivering holistic assessments, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment care plans, alongside reviewing care provision.You will provide input for patients including identifying and managing deterioration in the community by utilising a range of core skills. You will be part of a team supporting evidence-based care, facilitating staff learning and development.

This post is an ideal opportunity for a nurse who is keen to develop both their holistic assessment skills and knowledge of urgent community response. If you are new to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, you will join our preceptorship programme, receiving protected time and regular clinical supervision with dedicated registered professional support.

If you're a qualified Nurse looking to return to practice or have you previously been on the NMC or HCPC register and live in the Sussex areas, we want to hear from you! We can offer a flexible programme of Return to Practice and are interested in talking with you about your individual requirements. For more information, please contact us

About us

We are keen to make working for us, work for you. We are offering a range of flexible working opportunities and contracts that are personalised to fit you and your life. The following opportunities or a combination of them are available across all Nurse roles:

  • Flexible or fixed full-time hours
  • Flexible of fixed part-time hours (for example 15hrs, 22.5hrs, or 30hrs)
  • Annualised hours working patterns
  • Term-time only working patterns
  • Fixed-term opportunities
  • Flexible working as part of our Temporary Workforce Service

Please get in touch with us to talk about how we can make this role flexible for you!

Other reasons to work with us include:

  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing scoring highly
  • Services rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Professional registration with the NMC
  • A mentoring qualification or working towards this
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate for the role
  • Experience in a variety of clinical settings
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance, clinical audit and clinical supervision, Professional codes of Conduct
  • Demonstrable competency in a range of clinical skills
  • Knowledge of current local policies informing community health and social care services
  • A clear understanding of the role of the Nurse working in the community
  • To beable to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • To beable to promote independence and choice in undertaking patient care
  • IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period
  • To be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of boundaries of role
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • To be a car driver with a valid driving license for use in the UK and access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • To be willing to undertake training to develop within the role
  • To be able to reflect and learn from situations
  • To be able to identify difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
  • To be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding of self, able to identify personal limitations and shows openness to address them

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities please see the attached supporting documents.

We often receive a high number of applications for this role so please be aware that the vacancy may close earlier than stated.

Person Specification

Skills

Essential
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance, clinical audit and clinical supervision, Professional codes of Conduct
  • Demonstrates competency in a range of clinical skills e.g. wound management, catheterisation skills, medicines management and administration, palliative and end of life care including management of syringe drivers
  • Knowledge of current local policies informing community health and social care services
  • A clear understanding of the role of the Community Staff Nurse
  • Is able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • Promote independence and choice in undertaking patient care
  • IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge/ understanding of boundaries of role
  • Practice supervisor
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills

Desirable
  • Motivational interviewing skills

Experience

Essential
  • Experienced in a variety of clinical settings
  • Experience of working within the Community
  • Experience of working with the ageing population
  • Experience of EOL patients and EOL care

Qualifications

Essential
  • NMC Registered Qualification
  • ENB 998 or equivalent or work towards
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate for the role

Other

Essential
  • Car driver (Valid Driving License for use in the UK)
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Willingness to undertake training to develop within the role
  • Demonstrate ability to reflect and learn from situations
  • Identifies difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of self, able to identify personal limitations and shows openness to address them

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

Address

BGH

Brighton

BN2 3EW

Employer's website

https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Company

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 sc-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

Check out our latest video, showing what it’s like to be an Allied Health Professional with us.....

Company info
Website
Telephone
01273 696011
Location
Glynde Building
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 3EW
GB

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