Senior Staff Nurse

05 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6

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

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) jointly run Hospital at Home (H@H) across Brighton and Hove, and areas in the acute Trust's footprint.

Are you looking to build on your skills as a Band 6 Nurse? Do you have experience of working in a developing service?

We are hoping to recruit an enthusiastic, self-directed and patient-focused Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse to join our dynamic team.

This is an exciting opportunity to experience delivery of new and innovative healthcare interventions in the community to complex patients who would previously have required an acute bed.

You will be working closely with the patient, their family and members of the multidisciplinary team together with the patient's consultant. The patient remains an inpatient in the acute Trust in a virtual ward.

Current pathways include the administration of intravenous antibiotic therapy (IVAB) up to three times a day, bronchiectasis admission avoidance, wound management (specifically NPWT), management of drains, and other associated clinical care for patients who would otherwise remain in hospital for their treatment.

We are currently working on the expansion of the service to support a wider cohort of patients receiving consultant-led treatment at home. We encourage staff to be involved in supporting and shaping the design of the service, with excellent care at the core so patients are able to return/stay at home as long as possible.

This provides opportunities for staff within the service to develop their clinical as well as non-clinical skills, e.g. change management and quality improvement skills as the service evolves.

We are looking for people with specialist nursing skills, e.g. surgical, tissue viability, cardiac and respiratory experience, to support these evolving pathways.

The service operating hours are 7am-8pm, with staggered shifts over seven days a week, and we can provide the opportunity for flexible shifts, long days and coordination weeks Monday-Friday 7am-3pm, every 6-8 weeks.

As the service evolves and as an employee of SCFT you will have the opportunity to access the following development opportunities:
• Clinical assessment modules
• Supervision training
• Leadership development/apprenticeships

Ideally, the successful applicant should have relevant experience within an acute and/or community setting. Being a car driver is essential, and we pay Agenda for Change mileage rates and provide parking permits (carer's badge) when visiting patients. You can also book a pool car if you are not a car owner, and we have the use of one of the Trust's electric bikes too.

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 & Person Spec ( PDF , 482.1 KB )
  • H@H JD&PS ( PDF , 482.1 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )