Lymphoedema Practitioner

Brighton and Hove, Worthing
08 Jan 2021
05 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 5, or Band 6 development post

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

If you are newly qualified and have completed your preceptorship then this post would be an ideal opportunity for career advancement in specialist nursing.

We are seeking dedicated, self-motivated and committed individuals to work within the field of specialist services. There are two part time development posts available for 12-18 months, and once the post holders have completed and achieved the required competencies for the role they will be promoted to Band 6.

If you an experienced nurse and have physical assessment and wound assessment skills, but do not have lymphoedema specialist nurse skills, then you will be offered a 6-9 months development post. Again, once you have completed and achieved the required competencies for the job, you will be promoted to the Band 6 role.

The post holders will work as part of the team in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients who are referred to Lymphoedema Services, managing the episode of care within their scope of practice and experience, and liaising with primary care, acute and community colleagues as appropriate, utilising the skills and competencies of a specialist nurse.

In return they will be supported by the Lymphoedema Service, will receive clinical support from a clinical lead and the multidisciplinary team, receive managerial supervision from the team manager, and be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills, including advanced physical assessment and non-medical prescription.

Please note that the role will involve travel across multiple sites in Sussex and include home visits. Please indicate on your application how you can meet these travel requirements.

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 , 511.7 KB )
  • PS ( PDF , 511.7 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )