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Community Staff Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our workforce in a busy and well established community team for a fixed-term period of 1 year. Rural North Chichester PCN provides nursing services to an extensive area and has the privilege of working with a diverse population in a rural community. Our community nurses benefit from having continual opportunities to develop an excellent skillset and become autonomous practitioners whilst working as part of a team delivering high quality, holistic care to patients in their own homes.

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are an innovative service development involving community nursing. The ambition is to integrate multidisciplinary professionals so health and social care can be delivered seamlessly to those who need it. Due to this, community nursing offers a dynamic nursing environment which enables nurses to become confident, skilled practitioners.

Main duties of the job

  • Holistic assessment and care planning for patients in their own homes..
  • Individualised treatment and the promotion of self-care.
  • Admission avoidance and enabling patients to remain at home where possible
  • Cross service collaboration and referral to appropriate member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Development of extensive nursing skills with excellent training opportunities
  • Professional development as required to maintain area of practice, a negotiated in supervision.
  • An awareness of health, safety and security risk
  • Engagement in service provision and change.
  • Acts as a practice supervisor for staff and students.

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

Successful applicants will have a recognised qualification in Adult Nursing, a UK driving license and a car. Prior experience in a community setting is not essential as a full induction and training will be provided. We are also able to support newly qualified nurses.

In return we can offer you:
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse with NMC registration


  • 1 year post reg
  • Experience of community nursing



  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrates competancy in a range of Clinical Skills
  • Demonstrates the application of research based practice
  • Understanding of the community nurse role
  • Promote independance and choice in undertaking patient care
  • Demonstrates an ability to reflect and learnng from situations


  • Experience using computerised patient notes systems



  • Ability to organise workload, to delegate appropriately, take initiative and make decisions
  • Car driver and access to a car for work purposes


  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team



  • Competant numeracy skills

Clinical Skills


  • Ability to recognise a deteriorating patient


  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Ability to demonstrate a wide range of clinical skills e.g. Wound care, palliative care including syringe drivers, catheterisation, medicines management and administration or willingness to develop skills through training



  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidlines

Community Experience


  • Demonstrates a commitment to working in the community setting



  • Ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of boundaries of role

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Pulborough Medical Group

Ground Floor, Spiro Close


RH20 1FG

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