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NHS Nurse Advisor for Adults - Band 5 Development post

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year annum/ pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity for you to come and join our friendly team.

We are a multi-agency team which provide health and wellbeing education and promotion to adults and older people in their own homes, over the telephone and via other routes i.e. group sessions and community events. We also help deliver the NHS Health Checks program in the community and at outreach venues across West Sussex.

This will be a band 5 - 6 development post. This is a great role for a nurse with an enthusiasm for Health Promotion and a good knowledge of local health and social care. A band 5 nurse who wants to further develop their skills in early health intervention. It's a job that comes with flexibility and the scope for you to bring in your ideas on how to reduce health inequalities across West Sussex.

We encourage applicants to get in touch if they wish to discuss the role prior to applying.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver NHS Health Checks to the public in outreach venues after appropriate training. This requires a holistic approach assisting people to access services designed to improve their health & wellbeing through behaviour change. This is part of our duties as providers to West Sussex County Council's Public Health Department.
  • To work closely with other PAT colleagues, primary care teams, social & caring services and the voluntary sector in the development and delivery of integrated services to avoid duplication and overlap.
  • To contribute to covering the Duty Line along with other PAT colleagues.
  • To contribute to scoping local services/initiatives and, along with other PAT colleagues, contribute to the maintenance of a database/directory to ensure accurate signposting and outcomes.
  • With reference to routine data and other information available from West Sussex County Council's Public Health Department and other sources, ensure that services and resources are targeted towards those populations where need is the greatest, thereby tackling health inequalities. This is carried out with guidance from the multi-agency PAT Board.
  • The post holder is not responsible for leading or managing other members of the team however, will occasionally be responsible for pre-registration student nurses who are on a community placement within the PATs i.e. student shadows NHS Nurse Advisor on a visit or when carrying out an NHS Health Check

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

Provide a holistic assessment of health, social and environmental needs of adults and older people living in the community.

Provide advice, signposting and onward referral to a range of statutory, voluntary and community services to enhance the health and wellbeing of adults and older people by utilising up to date knowledge of relevant national & local policy developments.

Work as part of a multi-agency team which includes health, social and caring services and voluntary sector staff

Attending regular PAT & NHS Nurse Advisor team meetings, sharing lessons & supporting the development of new services.

In conjunction with other multi-agency colleagues continue to develop, expand and implement a health enhancing, population based approach to improving the health and wellbeing of adults and older people in the community.

Using a robust evidence based approach, working with the Wellbeing Hubs, actively plan and implement activities designed to promote independence and wellbeing amongst adults and older people living in the community.

Keep up to date and contemporaneous records adhering to National and Trust policies and procedures.

Demonstrate commitment to continual professional development, participating in clinical supervision and working within the NMC Code and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust policies.

Attend all statutory and mandatory training and any other training required for the role.

Deliver NHS Health Checks in outreach venues.

Person Specification

Professional Registration/ Experience


  • Professional Registration


  • Years Experience



  • Relevant experience of working with adults and older people in community settings.
  • Evidence of post qualification experience and/or further education in health/social care related subjects.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the boundaries of the role Ability to demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance
  • Evidence of working as an effective member and with the ability to work independently & use initiative.
  • Understanding of statutory Health & Social Care Services .i.e The Care Act 2014. National Service Frameworks for Older People and related documents.
  • Knowledge of the NHS Health Checks Programme.
  • Clear understanding and evidence of multidisciplinary working in the care of adults & older people.
  • Good communication skills, including excellent written & oral skills.
  • Ability to provide & receive complex, sensitive information and evidence examples of this
  • Good knowledge of computing skills e.g. Windows.
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels, including clients, carers, health & social care colleagues & other professionals.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidelines.


  • Advanced computing skills (e.g. database skills, advanced spreadsheet skills, powerpoint). Presentation skills.
  • Good knowledge of the health and social care system in the UK

Other Role Requirements


  • Empathetic & non-judgemental approach to cli-ents.
  • Car driver with access to a car and a current driving licence.
  • Flexible re: time management
  • Willing to learn new skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


County Hall Horsham

Parkside, Chart Way


RH12 1XH

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