Urgent community response (UCR) Nurse/Paramedic

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The urgent community response (UCR) team is a 7 day service that responds within 2 hrs to the needs of patients in their own homes, including nursing and residential care homes, to avoid admission to hospital. The team are also providing support to patients that are on the virtual ward.

The service brings an initial holistic assessment to the patients home within two hours, identifying health or social care needs and developing assessment and treatment plans to come up with appropriate differential diagnoses which may include doing a range of diagnostic tests.

We are looking for experienced paramedics or nurses with a passion for patient care and the drive, enthusiasm and talent to help lead a team. You will want to develop your skills and push yourself outside the normal boundaries of practice and will have a real drive to make sure your patient gets the best treatment possible.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced Registered Nurse in Adult Nursing or a HCPC registered Paramedic who will work across the urgent community response services. We would encourage applications from professionals with high level clinical skills, knowledge and experience in a constantly evolving environment.

As a Band 6 urgent community response practitioner you will: Provide good leadership to the team on shift and support the development of the service through leading on projects and audits. Be the clinical coordinator of the team on shift, offering excellent customer service. Attend patients to do a rapid initial assessment and for follow up visits. Develop your clinical skills into a more well-rounded holistic approach to patient care. Develop new skills outside of your normal scope of practice including skills from Paramedicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy.

The urgent community response team works 7 days a week covering shifts between 8:00 until 22:00. There is also potential of some night shift cover as the service expands. You will be expected to work weekends and bank holidays.

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.

Please note the team have undergone a name change previously called the crisis response team.

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

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development to diploma level in a relevant area of specialist practice
  • Registered with HCPC/Paramedic


  • Community Nursing Qualification / Nurse Practitioner Qualification
  • Trained to interpret microbiology and pathology results



  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner in either an acute or community environment
  • Good understanding of working in partnership with statutory and non statutory agencies to support patient centred care
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi agency working


  • Experience in a Community setting, or gateway area
  • Experience of working between other health and social care organisations /settings

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH


BN21 2UD

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