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Student Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full Time
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Brighton General Hospital
Brighton - County wide
Current Salary
28/02/2018 23:59

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’.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


District Nursing student (Community Specialist Practice) - Brighton University


This post is open to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust post holders only.

*Staff interested in secondment should discuss with their manager before applying.

(*Salary - Band 5/6 to remain on current salary as per secondment)

A fully funded training opportunity to gain a recordable qualification and utilise the protected title of District Nurse (Community Specialist Practice Nurse) is now open to all experienced registered community nurses (at least 3 year’s post registration with 1 year community experience) working for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Starting in September 2018 you will be seconded from your current position to undertake a 9 month full-time course to complete the PgDip/BSc Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) course at Brighton University. Successful completion of the course will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC register, an NMC recordable qualification.

For further advice in relation to this please contact You may find it helpful, prior to application, to attend the 'specialist practice information' session.

Please carefully read the attached person specification and the job description to determine your suitability for this programme.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with someone before applying please contact:

Karen Hartley, Professional lead for Nursing.

Important: You need to ONLY complete the TRAC/NHS jobs application form at this stage.

If successful you will be contacted via the email account you registered your application through. Please check this regularly.



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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

Karen Hartley

Professional Lead for Nursing


If you have problems applying, contact

01273 696011 ext3539