Community Staff Nurse

Haywards Heath, UK
12 Sep 2019
18 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of the Haywards Heath Communities of Practice community team based at Nightingale Primary Care Centre. We are proud of the quality holistic care we provide to the population of Haywards Heath and its surrounding villages. Our multidisciplinary team focuses on self-management with patients using a proactive care approach; we are made up of health and social care practitioners, mental health practitioners, and third sector staff.

This post is ideal for somebody with community experience or an interest in developing their skills in a community setting. The role incorporates the day to day management of patients within the community under the supervision of the Community Sister and Clinical Leads within the team. The ideal candidate should possess a variety or skills or be willing to develop and work towards them, including an in-depth knowledge of wound care, pressure area care, continence management, palliative care, health promotion, holistic assessment and venepuncture. Training will be available and candidates will be supported with an induction and a personal development plan. Full support will be given to those needing to develop the necessary skills required. We would also welcome newly qualified nurses who will be fully supported with preceptorship.

We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual with good communication skills and a passion for providing high quality care. They should be able to work autonomously, have good IT skills, hold a full driving licence, and have the use of a car. If you are looking to work in a dynamic and exciting team in a rewarding role then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

We offer:
  • A supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continued professional development
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Commitment to and support for your wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers

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.

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  • Person spec
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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