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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2021.

Children and Young People's Community Nurse

Job Reference: 150-SF5017-CSS-B

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
Crawley, West Sussex

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

Would you like an opportunity to work with children and young people in the community? We have a vacancy for a motivated and enthusiastic Children's Nurse (RN Child) who would like the opportunity to develop their expertise as a Children and Young People's Community Nurse within our friendly team in Crawley. This post is for one year, fixed term, covering study leave. We are looking for a skilled clinical nurse who is able to work autonomously in the community as well as part of a wider team. Currently the team works seven days per week.

SCFT is the lead provider of Children and Young People's Community Nursing Services (CYPCNS) across West Sussex. The CYPCNS has three Community Nursing teams in Crawley, Lancing and Chichester, a Specialist Palliative Care team, and a Specialist Children's Continence team.

Professional, operational and strategic leadership is provided through the Head of Children and Young People's Community Nursing, with additional leadership for quality and standards provided through the Children and Young People's Community Nursing Matrons.

Currently the service provides community nursing for children and young people with long term conditions and complex needs, and palliative care, including end of life care. The children can present with acute illness in addition to requiring skilled nursing intervention to manage highly complex health and developmental needs throughout childhood and during their transition to adult services. The CYPCNS works closely with social care, education and third sector organisations to implement the statutory requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014, and we are actively involved with partners in developing children and young people’s urgent care pathways.

Our CYPCNS offers innovation, partnership and excellence in community care, and we are highly committed to active ongoing engagement with children and families to shape and improve our services. We aspire to be what children, families and our partners need us to be to enable the very best health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in West Sussex.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRachel BarryJob titleTeam LeadEmail addressrachel.barry@nhs.netTelephone number01293 301013Additional contact information



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