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

Staff Nurse - Residential School Nursing Team

Job Reference: 150-3677-CWS-B

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Chailey Clinical Services (RSNT), Chailey
£24,214-£30,112 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

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with complex healthcare needs in a school environment?

If the answer is YES then we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

We have a vacancy for a Registered Nurse (RN Child, RNA, RNLD) to work within Chailey Residential School Nursing Team (RSNT). You will be supporting children and young people with a range of complex healthcare conditions in both the school setting and within residential bungalows over a 24 hour period, 365 days per year.

No day is ever the same as you will either work with a specific child or within the team, meeting the needs of the service by responding to calls from the school and residential bungalows. You will be expected to manage issues with enteral feeds, complex seizures and potentially some of our pupils who may require ventilator support to maintain respiration. You will also train the school and bungalow care staff in meeting the daily care needs of the children and young people.

The purpose of the role is to support children, young people and their families by delivering nursing care within a defined pathway. You will work alongside members of the therapies team and will also be supported by the medical team based at Chailey Clinical Services, all working together to meet the holistic needs of the children and young people.

The service is also supported by a team of Practice Development Nurses who will ensure you are competent to meet the needs of the children and young people with whom you will be working.

The successful candidate will be required to work within a 24 hour/7 day a week rota.

The role is demanding so the ability to work autonomously and manage a clinical caseload is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicola Dean, Chailey Clinical Services Matron - 01825 722112 ext. 7715

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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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