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Clinical Nurse Lead

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum/Pro-rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Nurse Lead - 37.5 hours per week

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for dynamic and enthusiastic Clinical Lead Nurse to join the Brighton South community nursing team. The focus of this role is to provide safe, effective and quality senior clinical care, along with strong clinical leadership, advice and support to the team.

PCNs are groups 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, enabling us to deliver excellent patient care at the heart of the community.

Main duties of the job

This post of Clinical Nurse Lead is for an experienced and qualified community specialist practitioner who has advanced practice qualifications including clinical and leadership skills.

You will be expected to coordinate complex care and assessments and management of long term conditions, and to reduce hospital admissions by providing robust contingency plans. Case management skills are also required, to enable self-management of health, and independent living in the home/community setting.

You will need to provide training and support to junior members of the team and deputise for the Team Lead when necessary.

About us

Why work for us?
  • We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services working in supportive team environments, including medical, clinical, support and corporate services
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly.
  • A variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county.
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities tailored to individuals.
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • We are proud to be a Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces.
  • We are proud to be a Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast.
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will also be responsible for staff management, supervision and development, including appraisals and supervision of junior staff. As an educator, mentor and preceptor, you will take the lead in development and supervision, particularly for Community Nurses, as well as promoting self-care management principles with patients using innovative patient activation strategies.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential, as well as an ability to challenge practice as needed.

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.

Car driver essential - please include this on your application.

Person Specification

Other requirements


  • Car Driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes

Skills and Knoledge


  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Independent or supplementary prescribing medication, review and administration
  • Evidence of ability to direct and co-ordinate programme of care working automously and collaboratively
  • Able to analyse complex situations and problem solve as necessary
  • Evidence of the ability to identify and manage risk
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of team dynamics/leadership role
  • Evidence of ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of working between acute and primary care settings
  • Evidence of effective team leadership and organisational skills
  • Evidence of embracing and implementing change to provide high quality health outcomes
  • Evidence of the ability to champion patient issues
  • Evidence of the ability to work in a changing, stressful situation
  • Ability to appropriately challenge a variety of professionals about an individual's care
  • Ability to resolve or diffuse conflict
  • Evidence of ability to identify training needs of self and team to provide relevant and appropriate experience to all learners
  • Evidence of one to one mentoring skills
  • Evidence of teaching patients and carer
  • Evidence of advanced communication skills, able to understand blocks to communication and develop strategies to overcome these
  • Assertive and able to negotiate in complex situations
  • IT and ability to use Microsoft office
  • Ability to work in flexible way and respond positively to change
  • Ability to work automously and make own decisions
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of self and able to identify personal limitation and shows openess to address them
  • Car Driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes


  • Evidence of working in partnership and collaboration with other professionals



  • RN first level nurse (Adults)
  • Post Graduate level degree or equivalent
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Course Masters Module
  • Non Medical Prescriber or willing to work towards
  • Mentoring Course or equivalent/Practice Assessor
  • Community Specialist Practice Qualification (District Nurse) or equivalent qualification


  • Masters Qualification,
  • Public Health Module or willing to work towards



  • Extensive clinical experience, Case Management Experience
  • Evidence of up to date knowledge and skills, particularly in Long Term Condition Management
  • Evidence of ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Clinical Leadership experience at a senior level


  • Evidence of working in partnership and collaboration with other professionals

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Brighton General Hospital, Dyke building 2nd floor, PCN's HUB

Elm Grove



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