Job overview

Community Staff Nurse – 37.5 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our multidisciplinary community team as a Community Staff Nurse based in Brighton in the East PCN community nursing team . The role is support the team in the day time and we offer flexibility around hours

Brighton General is based 5 minutes from the vibrant City center which is known for its shopping and restaurants, night life & a cosmopolitan way of life. The beach is on our doorstep and we are surrounded by the South downs national park. Easy access to London via train link, buses run in and around the city. We offer parking permits on base and around the city.

We are proud of the quality holistic care we provide to the population of Brighton and our focus on self-management with patients using a proactive approach. The team work closely with a multidisciplinary network of health, social, and third sector staff including Specialist Nurses, hospitals, hospices and GP surgeries.

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 charge nurses and Clinical 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. We would also welcome newly qualified nurses who will be fully supported with preceptorship.

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 for the PCN community Teams

You must be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. The team use SystmOne mobile working. You must hold a full driving licence and have the use of a car for work purposes.

Working for our organisation

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

    We offer:

  • A supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continued professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your wellbeing
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    Main tasks include

    a) Holistic assessment and care planning.
    b) Individualised care and the promotion of self-care.
    c) Safe and effective review and referral to the appropriate member of the
    multidisciplinary team.
    d) Effective delegation and prioritisation of workload.
    e) Professional development as required to maintain area of practice, and as negotiated in supervision.
    f) An awareness of health, safety and security risks.
    g) Engagement in service provision and change.

    Please see JD and PS attached for more details.

    Person specification

    Essential criteria

  • Registered nursing Part 1(Current registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council)
  • Desirable criteria

  • 1 year post reg
  • Experience of community nursing
  • Knowledge
    Essential criteria

  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Demonstrates competancy in a range of Clinical Skills
  • Demonstrates the application of research based practice
  • Knowledge of current local policies
  • Understanding of the role
  • Promote independance and choice in undertaking patient care
  • IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period
  • Knoweldge of clinical goverance, clinical audit and clinical supervision and professional codes of conduct
  • Act within within own scope of practice
  • Demonstrates an ability to reflect and learnng from situations
  • Demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning and development
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience using computerised patient notes systems
  • Motivational interviewing skills
  • Organisation
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to organise workload, to delegate appropriately, take initiative and make decisions
  • Car driver and access to a car for work purposes
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Numeracy
    Essential criteria

  • Competant numeracy skills
  • Clinical Skills
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate a wide range of clinical skills e.g. Wound care, palliative care including syringe drivers, catheterisation, medicines management and administration and IV administration or willingness to develop skills through training
  • Ability to recognise deterioating patient
  • NMC
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidlines
  • Community Experience
    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrates a commitment to working in the community setting
  • Care
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of boundaries of role
  • 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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