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Overnight Community Sister/Charge Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
4 May 2024
An exciting opportunity to join a brand new service to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust- The Brighton and Hove Overnight Nursing Service, covering Urgent Community Nursing Care for Brighton and Hove with cover to the High weald, Lewes and Havens area between 8-10pm. We are offering an opportunity to work two to four nights/week (22-37.5hrs).

Main duties of the job

Providing Urgent care to patients requiring care in the Community, including care of End of Life patients, those with catheter related problems & any other Urgent care needs.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • 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
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • 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

We are seeking a highly experienced, confident, professional with some experience within the Community & the necessary skills in managing the complex clinical needs of our patients IE: End of Life support and symptom management, chronic disease management & avoiding admission to the Acute hospitals within our area.

Person Specification

Car driver


  • Holds valid UK driving licence and are comfortable driving at night.



  • Minimum 3 years post registration experience.
  • Evidence of independent working & clinical decision making
  • Community nursing experience in the UK
  • Confidence liaising with members of other professions to develop a plan for safe community care.
  • Wide experience of managing complex nursing care to include end of life care, catheterisation, urgent wound care, complex assessments.,


  • Community Specialist Practitioner



  • Experience of leadership


  • Qualification in leadership.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove



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