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Clinical Lead Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum/Pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
High Wealden Primary Care Network (PCN) team are looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic community nurse who is able to lead, coordinate and support an established community nursing team in the provision of care for patients unable to leave their homes.

Our patients' care is organised around their individual identified needs through collaborative working by service providers resulting in the delivering of excellent patient care at the heart of the community

Working in the High Wealden team is rewarding, and 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. We cover Crowborough and the surrounding area including the beautiful Ashdown Forest

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.

Car driver essential - please include this on your application.

Main duties of the job

The post of Clinical Lead Nurse is for an experienced and qualified community specialist practitioner who has advanced practice qualifications including clinical and leadership skills.

You will be expected to coordinate complex care and the assessment and management of long term conditions. Case management skills are required to enable self-management of health, independent living in the home/community, and reduction of hospital admissions through robust contingency plan provision.

The post holder will also be responsible for staff management, supervision and development, including appraisals and supervision of junior staff. As an educator, mentor and preceptor working with others, you will take the lead in the development and supervision, particularly for the community nurses, as well as promoting self-care management principles with patients using innovative patient activation strategies.

The focus of this role is to provide safe, effective and quality clinical care using advanced qualifications to support clinical practise along with strong clinical leadership, advice and support to the team.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential in order to effectively liaise with members of the wider multi-disciplinary team as well as an ability to reflect upon and where needed challenge the status quo.

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

Please find attached the job description and person specification for further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • Extensive clinical experience - case management
  • Evidence of ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Skills and Knowledge


  • Able to analyse complex situations and problem solve as necessary
  • Evidence of ability to identify and manage risk
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of team dynamics/leadership role
  • Evidence of ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of embracing and implementing change to provide high quality health
  • Ability to work in a flexible way and respond positively to change
  • Ability to work autonomously and make own decisions
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of local and National policies
  • acknowledges limitations to practice
  • Awareness of own development needs
  • Evidence of long term condition management
  • Evidence of complex case management
  • Evidence of compassionate leadership
  • Awareness of resilience

Other requirements


  • Car driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes

Professional Qualifications


  • Qualified RN
  • Prescribing qualification or willing to work towards
  • CSP qualification or working towards
  • Practice assessor/mentorship qualification
  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Leadership qualification


  • MSC

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Grove House Crowborough Hospital

Southview road



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