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Job summary

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Community Nursing
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£31,696 - £41,787 pa
20/08/2017 23:59
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Clinical Nurse Lead (Development post)

Band 7

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). SCFT is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’.


Lewes Community Nursing Teams are searching for a dynamic and knowledgeable nurse who want to develop into the Clinical Lead Nurse Role. You will need substantial community nursing experience and the confidence to take forward the community nursing agenda, with a solid background in excellent patient care and with clinical leadership and role modelling abilities.

This is a development post, where you will be supported over two years to undertake advanced assessment and prescribing at which point you would be promoted to B7.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, qualified community specialist practitioner with evidence of advanced practice experience and a sound teaching and mentoring background with the ENB 998 or equivalent qualification. A sound knowledge of pharmacology, physical assessment and long term conditions is desirable as the role will be focused on the proactive and urgent care needs of patients with complex co-morbidities.

The clinical lead nurse will be a core member of the emerging communities of practice in Lewes and and will take the lead in the case management of complex patients working as part of the community nursing team and the wider health and social care services as well as third sector partners.

As an educator, mentor and preceptor and working with others you will take the lead in the development and supervision of the community nursing team as well as promoting self-care principles with patients using innovative patient activation strategies.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential as well as an ability to challenge accepted practices as needed. The clinical lead post is an exciting and autonomous role and will enable the successful candidate to be at the forefront of exciting developments in community nursing practice and greater integration in the High Weald Lewes & Havens area.

Staff who work for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and are at risk of redundancy  will be given priority consideration for this vacancy

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Sue Town, CNS Operational Manager

If you have problems applying, contact

01273696011 ext 3962