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Crisis Response Nurse

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Urgent Community Response Team previously known as crisis response team (UCR) Band 7 Nurse/Paramedic based at Eastbourne. You will provide an urgent 2 hour response to patients in crisis and where an unplanned admission can be avoided.

This job initially will be with UCR, then shift pattern is subject to change when UCR and Integrated Night Service (INS) merge together to become 24 hour team.

Main duties of the job

You will provide case management and intensive support to patients in crisis, at high risk of unplanned admission for up to 72 hours and also required to work as a team with Virtual ward staff. You will support the UCR admission avoidance sections of the ambulatory care pathways for UTI, pneumonia and cellulitis including the initiation and administration of IVs and you will provide support to the prevention of unplanned hospital admissions, responding to patients who require urgent assessments and in collaboration with the patient and community integrated team, set up management plans to enable the patient to stay at home where possible.

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

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

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in paramedic science
  • HCPC registration/NMC registration
  • RN first level nurse (Adults)
  • 1st level degree
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Non medical independent prescriber / supplementary prescribing, or willingness to undertake training within 12mths of coming into post
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in a relevant area of specialist practice to Masters equivalent level


  • Community Nursing Qualification / Advanced Nurse Practitioner Qualification
  • Relevant Masters level degree
  • Trained to interpret microbiology and pathology results
  • Case Management
  • Advanced physical assessment skills IRMER trained



  • 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
  • Proven extensive experience of working with adults/older people


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



  • Able to demonstrate effective leadership and organisational skills
  • Advanced clinical decision making skills to support patient centred care
  • Advanced clinical skills ie cannulation, administration of IV medication
  • Advanced physical assessment skills or willingness to undertake within 12 months
  • Good knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Evidence of ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care
  • Ability to communicate complex clinical patient presentations to medical colleagues, in particular G.P.'s in Primary Care
  • Evidence of ability to direct and co-ordinate complex programmes of care working autonomously and collaboratively across organisational boundaries


  • Knowledge relating to long term conditions
  • Ability to influence and manage a variety of change management programmes in embracing and implementing change to provide high quality health outcomes

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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