Community Staff Nurses, High Weald, Lewes and Havens
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust - High Weald

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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, subsidised staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), Staff lottery.

The trust is smoke free and smoking is not be permitted by anyone within the premises or grounds.

Please note that we may contact you via email about your application, so please check your email account.

RESTRICTED applicants - candidates with an 'At Risk' account will be guaranteed an interveiw PROVIDED that they meet the requirements of the person specification.

SHOULD WE EXPERIENCE A HIGH LEVEL OF INTEREST IN A POST, THEN THE VACANCY WILL BE EXPIRED BEFORE THE ADVERTISED CLOSING DATE

Are you looking for a new challenge working in the community setting?

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Community Nursing Service have exciting vacancies now available for NMC Registered Nurses, working in the High Weald, Lewes and Havens area, particularly in the Crowborough area.

Working as part of an integrated nursing team, you will provide nursing/health intervention to patients, to prevent unnecessary hospital admission, facilitate early hospital discharge and enable patients to achieve their full health potential within their own home environment.

Full and part time contracts are available as well as the option of becoming a member of our Community Nursing Bank.

You will be organised and an excellent communicator with the enthusiasm to develop your clinical skills. You will work confidently using your own initiative as a supported lone worker and be committed to the continued development of community services.

Applicants will be expected to work flexibly and to travel/work between sites using their own vehicle.

New starters will be given robust induction training prior to starting in post and preceptorship in practice for the first 6 months of employment.

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK - Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - All successful candidates will be expected to undergo an Occupational Health Assessment. In order to comply with current legislation, if you are offered a post within an exposure prone area, you will be required to be tested for blood-borne viruses.
DBS - This post may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences.
SALARY - unless you have relevant NHS experience, you can expect to commence on the base point of the salary grade quoted.
DRIVING - if the post requires you to travel between sites and you use your own car, you will need to have business mileage on your insurance
Job shares will be considered for all posts.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR APPLICATION MEETS THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE PERSON SPECIFICATION, SO PLEASE READ IT BEFORE COMPLETING AN APPLICATION. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE JUDGED AGAINST THESE CRITERIA. If you do not hear within 3 weeks of the closing date, you may presume that you have not been shortlisted as you did not meet the shortlisting requirements and we regret that we can give you no further feedback on your application at this stage.
NB - we do not cover travel expenses if you are offered an interview.

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