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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/07/2020.

Clinical Lead Nurse

Job Reference: 150-RT4451-CEN

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Responsive Services
Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

This is a pivotal role for an expert clinical nursing practitioner who can offer clinical leadership to nursing teams across Responsive Services, area-wide - primarily supporting admission avoidance and complex supported discharges pathways in the community. The Clinical Nurse Lead role will form part of an experienced group of fellow expert practitioners including Lead Occupational Therapists and Lead Physiotherapists working as a team across the area-wide Responsive Services of our Central Locality (Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex).

The post holder will provide proactive nursing and professional leadership, requiring a dynamic and forward-thinking nurse who, in addition to being an excellent communicator and mentor will also be able to support a team of Healthcare Assistants and Nurses. We are looking for the right candidate who can aim to support the service, the staff and the service users through complex nursing care pathways, which can include chronic health conditions and end of life pathways as well as ongoing therapy and rehabilitation. We are looking for a nurse who can lead by example, develop others, question in a constructive manner, be reflective, and instil confidence in others - a Clinical Nurse Lead who can develop and maintain nursing care which is safe, effective, responsive, caring and well led across all domains.

The role will require the right candidate to work closely with Clinical Service Managers, Team Leads, and the Senior Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, providing an expert person-centred service to adults in the wider community of central Sussex. If this is you then please apply for this role.

In return we can also offer:

  • A professional and respectful working environment
  • A role with a learning, evidence-based and developmental focus
  • Dedicated career pathways, and project and leadership opportunities
  • A commitment to support your wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mary Carter, 07557 206979

Georgina Hughes

Please note: After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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