Staff Nurse

£24,907-£30,615 pa (pro rata)
31 Dec 2020
14 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 5

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

Staff Nurse - Healthy Child Programme - 22.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity is available to join our Healthy Child Programme (HCP) in West Sussex. The role will involve working with the 0-5 age group of children and their families, delivering public health messages in response to the early interventions agenda.

You will be working under the guidance of the Health Visitors and will receive support and training from the team and from the Practice Educators.

HCP West Sussex offer a service to the 0-19 population and includes Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (Health Visiting and School Nursing), Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses, School Health Assistants and Administrators. The teams work closely with West Sussex County Council's Early Help service, and in partnership with schools, children and family centres, GPs, midwives and the voluntary sector.

The HCP service in West Sussex has achieved full Unicef Baby Friendly accreditation, so successful candidates will receive two days of infant feeding training, and will also have the opportunity to complete the promotional guides training and speech and language and communication training.

SCFT offers excellent support to staff, including training opportunities and career development. As a Staff Nurse working within the HCP you will be able to gain valuable experience of working with Health Visitors, should you wish to apply for the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course at one of our partner universities in the future.

We are looking for an individual with a strong interest in public health, early intervention, teaching and safeguarding; an effective communicator who enjoys working as part of a team. A high degree of flexibility and the ability to work independently are required, and applicants must have a valid driving licence and a car available for work.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • Job Description and Person Specification ( PDF , 566.5 KB )
  • Band 5 HCP person spec ( PDF , 566.5 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )