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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/11/2019.

Clinical Nurse Lead

Job Reference: 150-EG3864-WST

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
Southfield House, Worthing
£37,570-£43,772 pa

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

An exciting opportunity to work as part of the multidisciplinary community team in Worthing, coordinating and delegating individual patient care by working across boundaries within secondary and social care settings. The Clinical Nurse Lead role uses advanced clinical skills and expert knowledge to assess, diagnose and treat the physical and psycho-social needs of a patient group, instigating therapeutic treatments based on best available evidence in order to improve health outcomes.

You will also provide clinical leadership to the community nursing teams through clinical advice and support in caseload management. You will be able to challenge professional and organisational boundaries, identifying areas for skill/knowledge development and apply these to practice to provide continuity and high quality patient-centred healthcare.

Responsive Services is a multidisciplinary team providing a seven day service between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm. It provides:

  • A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges
  • Short term support for people who require assistance with activities of daily living
  • A rehabilitation service including a range of therapies
  • The Occupational Therapy service to the local A&E department

The service is looking for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Lead to provide clinical leadership to the nurses within the team. The emphasis will be on providing clinical expertise and advice for patients under the care of the team. You will be expected to support skill development of both registered and unregistered team members, keeping clinical practice up to date and to a high standard. The post holder will need to have experience of working within a variety of clinical settings, particularly the community and acute settings. The post holder will need to demonstrate advanced clinical assessment skills, and a nurse prescribing qualification would be an advantage.

As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the in-service learning programme
  • Develop specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team
  • Participate and assist in the implementation of the Calderdale Framework
  • Supervise and support development of other staff outside of your professional group
  • Develop skills beyond the usual scope of practice of your profession
  • Assist in shaping future clinical practice of the nursing team

For further details / informal visits contact:

Maria Daniel, Team Lead - 07796 611180

Melanie Barber, CNL - 01273 696011 ext. 6040






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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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