Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for full or part-time nurses to play a key role in providing a range of nursing skills to patients with a variety of complex and non-complex needs in order to both proactively and responsively prevent hospital admission. We are a friendly team based in Rustington on the south coast. We strive to provide excellent patient care and we are committed to the development of our team members.

We would love to meet you! Please let me know if you would like to drop in and meet us prior to application/interview. You will be very welcome.

Just call 07917555953

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Main duties of the job

This post is ideal for somebody who would like the opportunity to experience community work or develop their interests in the community setting further. The role incorporates the day to day management of patients within the community under the supervision of the Community Sisters and Clinical Nurse Lead, involving a variety of skills including wound care, continence management, palliative care, health promotion, venepuncture and more. Training will be available and candidates will be supported with an induction and a personal development plan. Full support will be given to those without community experience to gain the necessary skills required.

So if you are a dynamic and enthusiastic nurse who would like to work in the challenging but hugely rewarding setting of the community this may be the role for you. We are a supportive and forward-thinking team with clinical direction provided by a Clinical Lead, overseen by the Operational Team Lead and Clinical Service Manager .

Working for our organisation


  • Positive 2020 NHS Staff Survey results
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good with outstanding features
  • Central Worthing location with free parking
  • A great working environment in the community
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career breaks, parental leave and adoption leave
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    To deliver high quality care in the community, working with patients towards rehabilitation, self-management and independence throughout the continuum of care. To participate in a team of colleagues supporting evidence based care, facilitating staff learning and development.

    Person specification

    Essential criteria

  • RN qualification / degree or diploma
  • ENB 998 or equivalent or work towards
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies
  • Experience
    Desirable criteria

  • Experience in a community setting
  • Skills
    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrates competency in a range of clinical skills e.g. wound management, catheterisation skills, medicines management and administration, palliative and end of life care including management of syringe drivers
  • Knowledge of current local policies informing community health and social care services
  • A clear understanding of the role of Community staff nurse
  • Promote independence and choice in undertaking patient care
  • IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period
  • Knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit and clinical supervision & professional codes of conduct
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Desirable criteria

  • Practice supervisor
  • Practice Assessor
  • Other
    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate ability to reflect and learn from situations
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and development
  • Identifies difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of self, able to identify personal limitations and show openness to address them
  • Car driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • 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 two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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