Staff Nurse Community Hospitals

Lewes, UK
17 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
NHS AfC: Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • 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
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Lewes Intermediate Care Unit is a 26 bed, single roomed ward at 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 in the short term to stay at home but not requiring 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 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 team of RGNs, Associate Practitioners, Healthcare assistants, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation support workers who aim to maximise our patient's potential to enable 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.

If you would like to pay us a visit to see what we do and how we do it please call our Ward Manager Zena Sale on 01273 402521

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. 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.

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
  • PS Band 5
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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