Clinical Lead - Bexhill

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Are you a District Nurse with the Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) looking for the opportunity to develop your career?
  • Do you want to be part of an innovative team that is remodelling its adult community nursing services to ensure they are fit for the future?

An exciting and interesting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and enthusiastic Clinical Lead Nurse to join our District Nursing Service.

We are looking for District Nurse who hold a Community Specialist Practitioner Qualification and have significant Community Nursing experience to clinically lead a Primary Care Network (PCN) aligned Locality team. The post holder will need to demonstrate a comprehensive specialist knowledge base and promote excellence in nursing practice in a dynamic healthcare environment. They will be responsible for the development and delivery of a 7 day consistently high quality, safe and sustainable, cost efficient service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide highly specialised direct patient care and advice when necessary, acting as an autonomous expert practitioner and role model to the whole team. They will also be responsible for staff management, supervision and development, including appraisals and supervision of junior staff. They will foster a positive learning environment for specialist education, staff experience and development.

East Sussex Health Care are committed to providing a high-quality, safe and sustainable service which is fit for the future and able to reflect changing patient needs within our local community.

Service reconfiguration and additional investment has enabled
  • The development of new roles with extended skills and scope of practice
  • Development of a seven-day service
  • Enhanced career progression opportunities

Community care in East Sussex is now based around Primary Care Network (PCN) teams. These provide integrated multi-disciplinary services, supporting individualised patient care and the needs of the local population

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.

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



  • RGN/RN (Adults) on NMC Register
  • Community Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nurse)
  • Non-Medical Prescriber V300 (or commitment to undertake)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification aligned to NMC requirements
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Module (or commitment to undertake within 12 months of coming into post)
  • Leadership/Management Training (or commitment to undertake)
  • IOSH (or commitment to undertake)


  • Evidence of further study at Masters
  • Trained to interpret microbiology and pathology results



  • Extensive SPQ community nursing experience
  • Teaching in a clinical setting
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Evidence of up-to-date knowledge and skills
  • Significant experience of team leadership and organisational skills at a senior level
  • Experience of caseload management


  • Experience of managing change and developing teams
  • Long term condition management
  • Motivational Interviewing



  • Independent prescribing, medication review and administration
  • Skilled in the use of reflective practice and proactive clinical supervision

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

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Hastings and Rother PCN's


TN40 2DZ

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