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Band 6 Rheumatology Biologics Nurse - Eastbourne DGH - Cross Site

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Rheumatology Biologics Nurse

Full time:37.5 hours per week, Band 6,

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic registered nurse to join the Rheumatology Team, working across site as a Biologics Nurse alongside the Rheumatology Consultants and Specialist Nurses. The successful candidate will undertake assessment and monitoring for patients receiving biologic therapy, acting as a source of expertise and knowledge for the provision of patient education and support. You would provide a link between outpatient clinics, Infusion unit and primary care, ensuring continuity for patients on biologics therapy.

The post holder will be based at Eastbourne but will be expected to work cross site if necessary.

We are seeking a dynamic and forward thinking RGN with some experience of managing a specialised service to patients with inflammatory arthritic conditions on treatment with biological agents. You will be expected to have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and within a team. Ideally you will have education to degree level and evidence of continuing professional practice. Experience of the complexities of rheumatological conditions would be an advantage.

Main duties of the job

The post is challenging but will provide you with varied experience and opportunities for professional development within a friendly and supportive team. Training and opportunities to broaden your experience will be available as appropriate. There may also be the opportunity for involvement in clinical research.

Working across site with the Rheumatologists and Rheumatology Specialist Nurses, to undertake assessment and monitoring for patients receiving biologic therapy, acting as a source of expertise and knowledge through the provision of education and support.

Providing a liaison between outpatients clinics, day unit therapy, external homecare providers and primary care ensuring continuity of care for patients undergoing biologics therapy.

The post holder will work across site as necessary between Eastbourne District General Hospital and Conquest Hospital encompassing other ESHT sites as the service requires and develops.

We will offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development. We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these.

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



  • A minimum of 3 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of knowledge of professional practice.
  • Recent relevant nursing experience


  • Specialist knowledge in caring for Rheumatology Patients
  • Audit/Research experience
  • Working across Primary/ Secondary interface



  • Registered General Nurse Part 1 of NMC Register
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of post-registration training and development in relevant field


  • ENB 983 or equivalent
  • Evidence of other specialist study
  • Non-medical prescriber

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH - CROSS SITE

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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