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Community Nursing and Urgent Community Response Rotational Post

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Bexhill on Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and change lives for the better?

The Community Health and Integrated Care Division at East Sussex Healthcare Trust have a number of exciting opportunities.

Job Overview:

This is a 6 monthly rotational post within the Community Nursing Teams and Urgent Community Response Teams. You will support the Urgent Community Response and Community Nursing teams in the delivery of an efficient and effective nursing service and will have responsibility for assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care. We havebusy and varied caseloads, and you will be visiting housebound patients in their own home. You will be well supported in Practice to enable you to develop a large range of clinical knowledge and skills. Good communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work alone as well as part of a team.

Our Community Nursing Team support planned care and nursing intervention for patients in their homes.

Our Urgent Community Response Team serve both our community and acute patients by supporting early discharges onto a virtual ward and managing 2 hour urgent response calls.

Main duties of the job

Assessing new patients for nursing interventions in their own homes, creating & evaluating care plans, achieving optimal independence using best practice & following national & Trust policies & guidelines

Clinical skills include End of life symptom control, palliative care, IV administration, Diabetes management, Catheter care, Drain management, Wound care and leg ulcer management.

Whether you are looking for a new career or already work in healthcare through the NHS or private care, you'll receive training and join a team where you will be valued and supported, with career development opportunities available. It's a career that you can take pride in while enjoying the satisfaction of helping people and improving their quality of life. It's what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

During your Community Nursing rotation, you will have the opportunity to work in one of our 8 Primary Care Network (PCN) Teams covering Bexhill, Hastings, Rural Rother, Eastbourne, Seaford and Hailsham. We provide a seven day service to patients from 08.00-20.00 hours and offer a range of flexible working hours.

During your Urgent Community Response rotation, you will have the opportunity to work in either Hastings and Rother Team or The Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Team both based at ESHT Acute Hospital sites. This is a seven day service from 08.00-22.00.

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

You will need:
  • A true passion to work in Community Care
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • A flexible approach to care
  • A willingness to learn
  • Commitment to your own development

It can be quite a challenging role at times, so a positive attitude, compassion, resilience

You must be able to travel independently, carrying equipment & car sharing as required. You must have access to a car and hold a current full driving license. The Trust has partnered with NHS Fleet solutions to provide a cost-effective way to lease a brand-new car via salary sacrifice.

If you are flexible and have the aspiration, capability & dedication, we can give you the support & opportunities to help you achieve your career goals

Please refer to the job description attached.If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • RN with current Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) registration


  • ENB 997/998, Learning through Mentorship module, or commitment to undertake



  • Generic Pre Registration Experience in a care environment2
  • Understanding of community nursing


  • Previous experience of caring within a community setting



  • An understanding of clinical governance
  • Principles of infection control
  • Awareness of current nursing trends and changes in the NHS
  • Ability to demonstrate up to date clinical skills
  • Ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Bexhill Health Centre

Bexhill on Sea

TN40 2DZ

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