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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2021.

Care Home Matron

Job Reference: 150-ES5062-CEN-D

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing, Care Homes
Brighton and Hove, High Weald Lewes and Havens, West Sussex

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

  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 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
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Are you looking for a brand new challenge that will utilise your advanced nursing skills, with great opportunities for professional development?

We are recruiting to a number of Care Home Matron posts at SCFT, to work in close partnership and collaboration with Primary Care Networks (PCNs), care homes, and local care providers in the following areas:

  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex (specifically Lewes and Wealden)
  • West Sussex (specifically Mid Sussex and northwest Sussex)

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate strong leadership and relationship building skills, underpinned with a wider understanding of the strategic PCN landscape. The Care Home Matrons will undertake advanced clinical assessment, needs identification, planning, case management and coordination of care for individuals with highly complex needs and co-existing long term conditions. They will work proactively to reduce unplanned hospital admissions, and facilitate discharge from hospital for care home residents identified through weekly check-in meetings with the care homes and the dedicated PCN teams.

The post holders will also need to form strong links with our Community Nursing teams and other SCFT services, and externally with the wider PCN teams, care homes, and medicine optimisation services.

These are brand new roles, ideal for enthusiastic, autonomous, self-motivated, confident, and proactive practitioners. The successful candidates will work as key components of an integrated team, liaising with Dementia Care Home Matrons, PCN GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Paramedic Practitioners and wider PCN colleagues, and care home staff residents and their families, focused on jointly delivering the PCN Directed Enhanced Service: Enhanced Health in Care Homes specification.

We offer a supportive working environment, and encourage all our staff to develop their careers through both in-house and external training opportunities.

We encourage interested applicants to get in touch to discuss the roles further.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sharon Price for West Sussex

07826 995761,

Amanda Catling for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove

07795 656584,

Please indicate your preferred area of work in your application.

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