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Community Staff Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Heathfield East sussex
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Staff Nurse to play a key role in our Primary Care Network (PCN) team in Heathfield, Uckfield and the surrounding villages.

The PCN is a group of practices working together in collaboration with community and other health and care services. PCNs will enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Care is organised around individuals' identified needs through collaborative working by service providers to deliver excellent patient care at the heart of the community.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have responsibility for delivering community care to patients including end of life care, will attend health and social care meetings to discuss complex patients at risk of admission, be involved in contingency planning for health, and assist with self-management.

The post holder will also be responsible for staff management including supervision and staff development.

Some weekend working will be required, and you will need a full driving licence and access to a car for business purposes - please include this on your application.

About us

If you are patient-centred, committed to delivering high quality care, and have excellent nursing care skills, a \can do attitude and a desire to be the best, then this is the job for you.

In return we can offer you:
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers

If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to achieve excellence then we would love to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver high quality care in the community, working with patients towards rehabilitation, self-management and independence throughout the continuum of care.

To participate in a team of colleagues supporting evidence based care, facilitating staff learning and development.

Person Specification



  • RN qualification / degree or diploma
  • ENB 998 or equivalent or work towards


  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies



  • Experience in a community setting

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • 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.
  • Is able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • Knowledge of current local policies informing community health and social care services
  • A clear understanding of the role of the Community Staff Nurse
  • Promote independence and choice in undertaking patient care
  • IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance, clinical audit and clinical supervision, Professional codes of Conduct
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge/ understanding of boundaries of role
  • Practice supervisor


  • Motivational interviewing skills

Other requirements


  • Demonstrates abillity to reflect and learn from situations
  • Demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning and development/competency framework
  • Identifies difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of self and able to identify personal limitation, shows openess to address them
  • Ability to travel between sites, car owner and driver with access to a vehicle for work
  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to staff and patients

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