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Triage Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Experienced Registered Nurses that have experience in urgent/emergency care triage are invited to join our amiable and professional nursing and medical team at the Lewes Urgent Treatment Centre.

The Centre offers urgent and unscheduled care from 08:00 to 20:00 hours, seven days a week, serving the Lewes community and surrounding areas.

Main duties of the job

At the Urgent Treatment Centre, your responsibilities will include triaging, evaluating, and prioritising patients upon arrival, ensuring they receive safe, efficient, and effective care within a set target time. You must maintain a composed and confident presence, demonstrating outstanding nursing and communication abilities, as well as the ability to effectively manage and prioritise workloads.

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

As a member of the team works co-operatively with the multi-disciplinaryteam, ensures the effective and safe delivery of nursing care ensuring thehighest possible standards of care received by patients and their carers whilein the unit. Works in a streaming capacity assess patients on arrival to the Unit andprioritising them according to clinical need and streaming to the appropriateservice within the Unit. Works within agreed boundaries of practice giving support, guidance,supervision for staff nurses students and receptionists for the unit. Developing skills and knowledge to assess, plan and deliver care, refer torelevant speciality or outside agencies supported by the Emergency NursePractitioner on duty as required.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or professional registration


  • Completed and obtained RN and has current live PIN on NMC register
  • Triage/First Contact Module


  • Physical Assessment of Adults



  • Post qualifying experience in an acute environment
  • Experience in critical care/emergency care
  • Evidence of developing interpersonal skills
  • Experience in supervision of student nurses/allied health professionals
  • Triage and prioritising care



  • Evidence of understanding and insight into current issues in nursing and NHS
  • Aware of responsibilities in relation to NMC Professional Code of Conduct
  • Competent in recording and interpreting physical vital signs
  • Basic Life support
  • Able to record ECG's
  • IT literate


  • Application of Plaster of Paris

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Lewes Urgent Treatment Centre

Nevill Road



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