Clinical Nurse Lead

£38,890-£44,503 pa
06 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7

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

We're looking for an enthusiastic and experienced community nurse to join our Horsham Primary Care Network (PCN) Community team. The right candidate will be able to lead and support a clinical team to ensure excellent care is delivered to our local community.

You will need:
  • Extensive clinical skills and knowledge in the management of long term conditions in the community
  • Evidence of qualifications that support advanced clinical practice
  • A passion to develop community nurses to fulfil their potential and deliver excellent evidence-based care to individuals
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with a multidisciplinary team and support the development of PCNs

The Clinical Nurse Lead is an exciting and autonomous role supported by the Operational Team Lead and the Practice Development Nurses. It plays a key role in supporting staff to develop and maintain their clinical competency, ensuring teams deliver the right care at the right time to the individuals on the community nursing caseload.

The successful candidate will hold a Community Specialist Practitioner qualification or its equivalent. They should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills, as well as a sound knowledge base linked to advanced physical assessment and treatment planning of individuals with complex comorbidities that require a multidisciplinary approach from the PCN. The Clinical Nurse Lead will be required to support the community nurses and the PCN partners to coordinate and deliver the care to this cohort of complex patients, ensuring that services wrap around and support them to maintain their health and wellbeing in their normal place of residence.

The Horsham PCN Community team are based Horsham Hospital and cover the town of Horsham and its scenic villages. You will need to hold a current UK driving licence and have your own car.

SCFT offers excellent learning and development opportunities for all staff, along with regular supervision and personal development reviews, and is committed to supporting employees in developing their careers.

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
  • Clinical Nurse Lead - Band 7 ( PDF , 350.0 KB )
  • Clinical Nurse Lead - Band 7 ( PDF , 350.0 KB )
  • KSF ( PDF , 32.5 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )