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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2020.

Practice Development Nurse

Job Reference: 150-HD4242-EAS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing and Midwifery
Brighton General Hospital, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team responsible for transforming our Community Nursing service. The successful applicant will work across the Brighton and Hove area of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and work with the Integrated Primary Care teams and Community Nursing teams to deliver the principles of Right People, Right Skills, Right Place, and Right Time.

Our Practice Development Nurses provide support and expertise to Community Nursing teams whilst implementing and transforming the way they work. The post holder will build on the success of the core skills training in SCFT and help to standardise its use across the Trust, engaging with all staff, challenging and developing clinical staff, and working closely with the Community Nursing Programme team and corporate practice development. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in Community Nursing and will bring innovation and influence to the project.

We are looking for a candidate with specialist knowledge who demonstrates strong clinical, leadership and communication skills. You should be innovative and flexible, and committed to evidence-based working.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nikki Field – Clinical Service Manager, 07568 4770789

Paula Mccarthy, 07717 138977


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