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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2020.

Senior Nurse Assessor

Job Reference: 150-ES4622-CEN

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
Responsive Services Central, Horsham/Crawley/Mid Sussex
£31,365-£37,890 pa

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

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Nurse Assessor to join the central Responsive Services team, covering Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex.

Responsive Services is a multidisciplinary team providing a seven day service. We provide:

  • A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges
  • Short term support for people who require assistance with activities of daily living
  • A rehabilitation service, including a range of therapies
  • Community rehab for people with long term conditions and frailty

The post holder will need to work autonomously as well as part of a team. They will be required to work shifts that cover 8am-4pm or 12pm-8pm, up to seven days a week, including one in three weekends.

You will be required to demonstrate excellent communication skills, an understanding of how to help people manage their health conditions in the community setting, and knowledge and practical skills, such as wound care, venepuncture, management of the End of Life pathway, and management of the deteriorating patient.

We are a short term service that has a key focus on facilitating discharges and reducing admissions to hospital, and we work closely with our medical colleagues including GPs and community elderly care consultants, providing a joint approach to the management of our patients. We are a rehabilitation and reablement team, focusing on supporting patients to meet their personal goals.

We provide expert interventions and advice to our patients and the local community on managing illness and exacerbations that could result in the deterioration of health and wellbeing. We see people in the community in their own homes.

We offer a well-supported working environment, including policies to support and ensure good practice, and there are opportunities for professional and clinical development. This role also includes a leadership role within the team through clinical leadership, caseload management, and supervision of other staff.

Car driver and car owner are essential due to the geographic area covered by the team, which includes Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Natalie Payne

Job title: Operational Team Lead

Email address:


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