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

Lymphoedema Practitioner

Job Reference: 150-EG5105-WST

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
Brighton General Hospital and Worthing, Brighton and Hove, Worthing
£24,907-£37,890 per annum

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
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  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

If you are newly qualified and have completed your preceptorship then this post would be an ideal opportunity for career advancement in specialist nursing.


We are seeking dedicated, self-motivated and committed individuals to work within the field of specialist services. There are two part time development posts available for 12-18 months, and once the post holders have completed and achieved the required competencies for the role they will be promoted to Band 6.


If you an experienced nurse and have physical assessment and wound assessment skills, but do not have lymphoedema specialist nurse skills, then you will be offered a 6-9 months development post. Again, once you have completed and achieved the required competencies for the job, you will be promoted to the Band 6 role.


The post holders will work as part of the team in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients who are referred to Lymphoedema Services, managing the episode of care within their scope of practice and experience, and liaising with primary care, acute and community colleagues as appropriate, utilising the skills and competencies of a specialist nurse.


In return they will be supported by the Lymphoedema Service, will receive clinical support from a clinical lead and the multidisciplinary team, receive managerial supervision from the team manager, and be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills, including advanced physical assessment and non-medical prescription.


Please note that the role will involve travel across multiple sites in Sussex and include home visits. Please indicate on your application how you can meet these travel requirements.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarita Kataria-Julka - Clinical Service Manager

07827 898954

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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