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Community Staff Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Staff Nurse to join Crawley Healthy and First Community PCN.

The PCN is a group 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 to deliver excellent patient care at the heart of the community.

Crawley Healthy and First Community PCN Team are looking for registered nurses to join the team. If you are newly registered or looking for a new challenge, Community Nursing offers a great opportunity to specialise in a highly diverse and rewarding field.Community nursing offers the applicants many specialties in one role.Any successful applicants will have an individual induction plan to ease into this community environment.

Main duties of the job

Community Staff Nurse

To deliver high quality care in the community in patients own homes, working with patients towards rehabilitation, self-management and independence throughout the continuum of care. To participate in a team of colleagues supporting evidence based care, facilitating staff learning and development.

The main aspects of the role are diabetic management, wound management including leg ulcer diagnosis and treatment, palliative care working very closely with the Hospice and GP's, bladder and bowel care including urethral and supra pubic catheters and other continence needs.As well as the traditional type of patients as stated above, we work in partnership with the local health and social providers covering a specific group of people under frailty. This group includes Severely Frail (score based), Dementia diagnosis, End of Life, Complex Conditions and Care Home Patients.

About us

If you are patient-centred, committed to delivering high quality care, and have excellent nursing care skills, a can do attitude and a desire to be the best, then this is the job for you.

In return we can offer you:
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver high quality care in the community, working with patients towards rehabilitation, self-management and independence throughout the continuum of care.

To participate in a team of colleagues supporting evidence based care, facilitating staff learning and development.

Person Specification



  • RN qualification / degree or diploma
  • ENB 998 or equivalent or work towards


  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies



  • Experience in a community setting

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrates competency in a range of clinical skills e.g. wound management, catheterisation skills, medicines management and administration, palliative and end of life care including management of syringe drivers.
  • Is able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • Knowledge of current local policies informing community health and social care services
  • A clear understanding of the role of the Community Staff Nurse
  • Promote independence and choice in undertaking patient care
  • IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance, clinical audit and clinical supervision, Professional codes of Conduct
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge/ understanding of boundaries of role
  • Practice supervisor


  • Motivational interviewing skills

Other requirements


  • Demonstrates abillity to reflect and learn from situations
  • Demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning and development/competency framework
  • Identifies difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of self and able to identify personal limitation, shows openess to address them
  • Ability to travel between sites, car owner and driver with access to a vehicle for work
  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to staff and patients

Must Hold a full UK driving license & access to a car.


  • Full UK license

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Crawley PCN Healthy and First

4th Floor Crawley Hospital


RH11 7DH

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