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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/05/2021.

Clinical Nurse Lead

Job Reference: 150-ES5410-CEN-A

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
Nightingale Primary Care Centre, Hayward Heath

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

We're looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Clinical Lead to join our Haywards Heath Primary Care Network (PCN) Community team. The right candidate will be able to lead and support a clinical team to ensure excellent care is delivered to our local community.

You will need:

  • Extensive clinical skills and knowledge in the management of long term conditions in the community
  • Evidence of qualifications that support advanced clinical practice
  • A passion to develop community nurses to fulfil their potential and deliver excellent evidence-based care to individuals
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with a multidisciplinary team and support the development of PCNs

The Clinical Nurse Lead is an exciting and autonomous role supported by the Operational Team Lead and the Practice Development Nurses. It plays a key role in supporting staff to develop and maintain their clinical competency, ensuring teams deliver the right care at the right time to the individuals on the community nursing caseload.

The successful candidate will hold a Community Specialist Practitioner qualification or its equivalent. They should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills, as well as a sound knowledge base linked to advanced physical assessment and treatment planning of individuals with complex comorbidities that require a multidisciplinary approach from the PCN. The Clinical Nurse Lead will be required to support the community nurses and the PCN partners to coordinate and deliver the care to this cohort of complex patients, ensuring that services wrap around and support them to maintain their health and wellbeing in their normal place of residence.

The Haywards Heath PCN Community team are based at Nightingale Primary Care Centre and cover the town of Haywards Heath and its surrounding scenic villages. You will need to hold a current UK driving licence and have your own car.

SCFT offers excellent learning and development opportunities for all staff, along with regular supervision and personal development reviews, and is committed to supporting employees in developing their careers.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmma PageJob titleTeam LeadEmail addressemma.page2@nhs.netTelephone number07827956622

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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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