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Community Staff Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
24 May 2024
Community Staff Nurse

The Arun Community PCN Team is looking for registered nurses to join the team.

We now have a Band 5 Community Staff Nurse vacancies. 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.

Here is a quote from a member of our team who was newly qualified and joined us

' I have found that I learnt many more skills joining the community team than my colleagues who joined other NHS environment's and went straight on to the Preceptorship Course where I had additional support in my role'

Community nursing offers the applicants many specialties in one role.

We consider both Part time and Full time hours as Band 5 Community Staff Nurse.

Our service covers the hours from 8am to 6pm and hours can be worked flexibly within this time frame. 1 in 4 weekends currently.

Any successful applicants will have an individual induction plan to ease into this community environment

Main duties of the job

Our Team consists of Administrators to support the Nursing Team, a number of Health Care Assistants, A Nursing Associate, Community Staff Nurses ranging from part time and full time. We also have Qualified District Nurse and Community Sisters who obtained modules within community nursing, two Clinical Nurse Leads and a Team Lead.

Main duties of the job

You will see on the Person Specification some of the competencies and expectations you will either have or need to develop if you were successful. The main aspects of the role are Diabetic Management, Wound Management including Leg Ulcers 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.

For all Registered staff in time to support junior staff and all learners, Trainee Nurse Associate, Nursing Students, Specialist Community Practitioner for example.

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

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 2023 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 provide a highly supportive approach with all staff to gain the competencies required for the role. This includes individual development for those who wish to pursue a pathway to gain the District Nursing qualification and towards a Clinical Nurse Lead role. For those who have a special interest in any of the community disciplines, we will ensure they have the access to expand on those skills. We have amazing feedback from the student nurses we support and are committed to succession planning for the future.

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



  • Registered Nurse Qualification Degree or Diploma


  • Practice Supervisor/Assessor



  • A clear Understanding of the Community Nursing Role
  • Be able to recognise and promote Independence and Choice in undertaking Patient Care
  • Good Knowledge of Clinical Governance, Clinical Audit, Clinical Supervision and NMC Professional Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of current SCFT Policies informing Community Health and Social Care Services
  • IT Literate
  • Good Numeracy Skills



  • Demonstrates Competency in a range of skills. Medicine Management and Administration, Palliative/End of Life Care including pain Management and Syringe Driver Use.
  • Demonstrate ability to Reflect and Learn
  • Demonstrate a high level of Self. Able to identify personal limitations and show openness and transparancy to address them.
  • Demonstrate a Life Long Commitment to learning and development
  • Holder of a valid UK license, with availability of a car for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Littlehampton Health Center

Fitzalan Road


BN17 5HG

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