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Senior Nurse Assessor

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Haywards heath
£28,050 - £36,644 pro rata per annum
22/10/2018 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.


Are you looking for a post that helps people in a crisis?  Do you have excellent assessment skills and a holistic approach to patient care?

Central Responsive Services (Covering Mid-Sussex, Horsham and Crawley) is a multidisciplinary team providing a 7 day service. We provide:

  • A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
  • Short term support for people who require assistance with activities of daily living.
  • A rehabilitation service including a range of therapies.

The team works closely with other community teams, GPs, and other health and social care professionals across different providers.

The team is looking for a band 6 nurse to join the multidisciplinary team. The post-holder will need to have experience of working within a variety of clinical specialities, particularly the community and the acute settings.

As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide patient centred care to people who are experiencing a health crisis or who require rehabilitation.
  • Receive support from other nursing colleagues.
  • Receive clinical supervision from the Band 7 Clinical Nurse Lead.
  • Participate in the in-service learning programme.
  • Develop specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team.
  • Participate and assist in the implementation of the Calderdale Framework.
  • Supervise and support development of other staff outside of your professional group.
  • Develop leadership skills through formal and supported training.
  • Develop skills beyond the usual scope of practice of your profession.
  • Assist in shaping future clinical practice of the nursing team.

The post-holder will need to be able to travel independently across the geographic area covered by the team to undertake this role. 

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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

Clinical Service Managers Emma Vaughan

Peter Scholes

If you have problems applying, contact

01273 696011 ext3539