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Community Staff Nurse- Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Community Staff Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 Hours per week
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East Sussex
Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
23/02/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


Are you looking for a different and exciting challenge? Do you want to learn new and varied clinical skills in a supportive environment? Are you committed to avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions, and enabling patients to receive safe care in their own home?

Our Integrated Locality Teams in Eastbourne Hailsham & Polegate , and Seaford have a number of opportunities for Staff Nurses to join the community nursing teams working either full or part time and with consideration for family friendly hours.

Previous community experience is not essential for these posts as in house robust training will be provided to the right candidates. Newly qualified staff nurses are also very welcome to apply. Although these are substantive posts, we will also accept 6 month secondments from qualified nurses who are interested in learning more about community nursing without leaving their current posts.

The successful applicants will support the District Nurse to deliver an efficient and high quality nursing service using evidence based practice to a wide range of patients within their own homes. Nursing care provided in a home environment is varied and includes all aspects of palliative and End of Life Care, wound care, leg ulcer management and intravenous therapy.

The hours of the service are 0800-2200, Monday - Sunday and are covered on a shift rota basis with the majority of the working hours worked within 08.30-16.30. You will be required to work flexibly which will include some weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

You must be able to travel between sites independently in a timely manner, and the opportunity of a lease car may be available. You will also support nursing students as part of their basic training and your colleagues as part of their on-going professional development.
In the Integrated Locality teams you will work closely with Allied Health Professional and social work colleagues, and with colleagues in the Crisis Response , Frailty and Proactive Care teams. We offer a role development programme which could see you progress into a Band 6 Case Manager, or Specialist Practitioner District Nurse.

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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.

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Jane Purkiss -
Telephone: 07976 793276

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 3528