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Community Staff Nurse - Hailsham District Nursing Team

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Do you care for others without a second thought?

Looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and change lives for the better?

Whether you are looking for a new career or already work in healthcare through the NHS or private care, you'll receive training and join a team where you will be valued and supported, with career development opportunities available. It's a career that you can take pride in while enjoying the satisfaction of helping people and improving their quality of life. It's what delivering great healthcare should feel like. You will have the opportunity to work in one of our 5 Primary Care Network (PCN) Teams covering Eastbourne, Seaford and Hailsham so it is essential that that you have access to a car, and hold a full licence. We provide a seven day service to patients from 08.00-20.00 hours. Rotational posts can also be supported

Main duties of the job

What you will be doing
  • Assessing new patients for nursing interventions in their own homes, creating & evaluating care plans
  • Undertaking skilled nursing interventions for a devolved caseload with support of the District Nurse & Clinical Leads
  • Assisting patients & carers in achieving optimal independence using best practice & following national & Trust policies & guidelines

It can be quite a challenging role at times, so a positive attitude, compassion, resilience & vigilance are important.

If you are flexible and have the aspiration, capability & dedication, we can give you the support & opportunities to help you achieve your career goals.

You will need:
  • A true passion to work in Community Care
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • A flexible approach to care
  • A willingness to learn
  • Commitment to your own development

This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop & expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

You must be able to travel independently, carrying equipment & car sharing as required. You must have access to a car and hold a current full driving license. The Trust has partnered with NHS Fleet solutions to provide a cost-effective way to lease a brand-new car via salary sacrifice.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

What can we offer you
  • Starting annual salary - Agenda for Change arrangements apply
  • New NHS staff start with an allowance of 27 days annual leave + bank holiday allowance: these increases depending on length of service
  • Wellbeing support & activities
  • Career development & training opportunities
  • Pension contribution
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Lease car scheme available

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • RN with current Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) registration


  • ENB 997/998, Learning through Mentorship module, or commitment to undertake



  • Generic Pre Registration Experience in a care environment2
  • Understanding of community nursing


  • Previous experience of caring within a community setting



  • An understanding of clinical governance
  • Principles of infection control
  • Awareness of current nursing trends and changes in the NHS
  • Ability to demonstrate up to date clinical skills
  • Ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care

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