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Vascular Nurse Specialist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Vascular Nurse Specialists and work within the multi-disciplinary team at spoke hospitals, Eastbourne and Hastings, as part of the Sussex Vascular Network. We are looking for a Registered Nurse with vascular experience who demonstrates excellent patient care values, is dynamic and forward thinking and has a commitment to team working.

The Vascular Nurse Specialist will work within the multi-disciplinary team playing a key role in the vascular patient's pathway journey from point of referral to surgery by using advanced clinical skills to undertake patient assessment, intervention, and treatment as an Independent Practitioner. The successful candidate will be working within a variety of vascular nurse-led clinics including Claudication Assessment, Aortic Aneurysm Lifestyle Clinics and Leg Ulcer Clinics. The post holder will also have the opportunity to work independently within ward setting across the trust supporting patients through treatment pathways with the support from Vascular Consultants.

Main duties of the job

To enhance the experience of patients with vascular disease by providing specialist support and coordination throughout the patient journey.

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

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • First Level Degree in related subject, or equivalent experience
  • Educated to degree level supplemented by diploma level specialist training or relevant equivalent training and experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development to masters level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Recognised teaching qualification, or prepared to work towards
  • Research qualification



  • Minimum 2 years' experience at Band 6, or above caring for patients with vascular disease in an acute hospital setting.
  • Experience of teaching
  • In-depth specialist experience
  • Leadership & management experience
  • Experience of multi-professional working


  • Previous experience of working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Experience of audit & research



  • Specialist knowledge of Peripheral Vascular disease & its impact on the patient & family.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust



Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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