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Twilight Community Staff Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us in our Out of Hours Urgent Care Service providing a wide range of patient needs to patients in their own homes.

Are you enthusiastic, professional, multi-skilled nurses to join either our Adur, Arun or Chichester Teams.

The 5-hour twilight shifts, are ideal for part time workers. Or for those wanting to earn a bit extra. We work 6pm to 11pm, arranged on a four-week repeating rota so that you can plan your life well ahead of time. In addition to being a very family friendly shift pattern, one of the many benefits of working the evening shift is that all hours are paid with the appropriate enhancements, effectively turning 5 hours at work into 6 1/2 hours pay.

We offer contracts for 10, 15 or 20 hours/week, there is no full-time working as the shifts are short. Community experience is desirable but is certainly not essential as your enthusiasm, adaptability & attitude are the essential qualities we are looking for. In addition, we also take pride in offering the training you need to develop as a clinician.

Every shift on twilight is different: there is no typical shift, however, many visits will involve end-of-life care and symptom management, so this is a great opportunity to develop your skills in this area.

Main duties of the job

Teamed up with one of our highly experienced HCAs, you will travel throughout the County to provide out of hours nursing care & support in the patients' homes, including those:
  • with urinary catheters who are having problems,
  • requiring end of life care & support,
  • needing intervention for diabetes management
  • or any patient who has a need for urgent nursing care.

You will never be alone on shift: Team work is the key & you will always have an experienced Band 6 co-ordinator, a Clinical Nurse Lead or senior staff nurse running every shift.

About us

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is a highly rated employer, taking an active interest in staff welfare, development & support. We greatly value our staff & take an active interest in your development.As an SCFT employee, you will also have access to a wide variety of benefits from ongoing support & training opportunities to welfare support.

The Out of Hours Services are organized to cover every patient with a West Sussex GP. Teams are based in Chichester, Arundel, Lancing & Crawley.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Together with your Team, you will deliver high quality nursing care in the community setting out of hours, providing whatever short-term input is needed within the scope of practice under guidance if required from the shift co-ordinator. In liaison with our day team colleagues, we aim to support & maintain our patients in their own homes.

The post holder, as part of the team will provide the care needed whatever that may be. It might be end of life care for the patient to ensure they achieve their preferred place of death, supporting them, their family & friends to meet that goal. Urgent visits for newly acquired trauma wounds,

The post holder will manage the clinical needs of the identified patients as allocated by the Band 6 shift co-ordinator. The service provides all & any urgent nursing care needs which cannot wait until the next day using skilled assessment of need & providing interventions before arranging with day teams & other care services for the on-going care of patients as required.

Person Specification

Experienced RN


  • Two years post registration experience


  • Previous NHS Community Experience

Range of clinical skills


  • Range of clinical skills: catheter care, end of life care, wound care, Administration of injectable medication


  • Additional modules

Car driver


  • Holds valid licence & has access to car

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust






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