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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Clinical Lead Nurse for Complexity and Disability

Job Reference: 150-KW4760-CSS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Chailey Clinical Services, North Chailey

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

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with neurological disabilities?

If the answer is YES then we have an excellent opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Clinical Lead Nurse for Complexity and Disability to work within the Residential School Nursing Team (RSNT) at Chailey Clinical Services. The role is 60% clinical and 40% non-direct clinical.

You will be supporting children, young people, young adults and their families with a range of neurological conditions within Chailey Heritage Foundation, a non-maintained residential special school and children's home.

We are looking for an enthusiastic children's nurse who possesses excellent clinical and communication skills, enjoys working as part of a busy team, and is able to work independently. You will need to carry out comprehensive assessments, and plan, implement and evaluate delivery of complex nursing interventions as part of our holistic approach, including supporting children who have long term ventilation requirements.

The service is supported by a team of Practice Development Nurses who will ensure you are competent to meet the needs of the children residing within the services.

The successful candidate will be required to work within a 24 hour, 7 day a week rota. As a complex care lead you will have opportunities within your working week to lead and develop clinical expertise as the service requires, including leading on specialist projects.

If you are looking for an exciting career move within a forward-thinking and innovative team, we look forward to hearing from you.

The role is demanding, so the ability to work autonomously and manage a clinical caseload is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameNicola DeanJob titleModern MatronEmail addressnicola.dean1@nhs.netTelephone number01825 722112 or 07584 384455

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