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At Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, we have a range of health science roles available, ranging from pharmacy to psychologists’ roles and medical technical officers (MTO) roles.

Our pharmacy teams are expanding so it’s an exciting time to join us and consider a career in community pharmacy. We’re investing in and expanding our pharmacy teams, supporting trainees, and offering clear career pathways for development to advanced practice and prescribing.

See what our staff say about working at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust:

Working for the medicines management team is rewarding and exciting, a friendly team and a changing environment means you’re always learning something new.

Clinical Pharmacist, Intermediate Care Units and Dispensary

Since I joined Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust from the community pharmacy, it has given me many different opportunities to experience clinical pharmacy, ranging from the hospital dispensary to care homes in Primary care. In Medicines Optimisation for Care Homes Service (MOCH), I've learned a lot of new clinical skills.

The personable nature of every team member has made it a welcoming place to work. I also value the time invested in my own development, including the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education training (CPPE), the non-medical prescribing course, and the regular frailty clinical sessions. This has enhanced my clinical knowledge particularly in polypharmacy in frailty. The Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust experience has been, and is, great and exciting.

Specialist Computer and Procurement Pharmacy Technician

I’ve been working for the Trust since 2015 in a variety of roles and with different teams including the Urgent Community Response, Intermediate care beds, the Falls and Fracture Prevention team, the Research team and now with Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) team.

The roles are patient-facing; providing an opportunity to really make a difference by reducing harm from medicines with an evidence-based approach whilst putting the patient at the centre of every decision. There has also been opportunity to develop as a professional too. Early on the Trust supported me to become an independent prescriber. Whilst many times I’ve been the only pharmacist within a team, I’ve always had the wealth of experience and support of the wider medicine management team to call on at any time.

Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Digital

I especially enjoy how varied the role can be. Not just working in different units but every patient is different and has a different story to tell.

Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes Brighton and Hove

Medical and dental roles

Our medical and dental colleagues work across a range of services including:

  • urgent treatment centres
  • paediatrics (child development and specialist neurorehabilitation)
  • adult rehabilitation
  • diabetes
  • palliative care
  • other services in which medical staff are involved in delivery are intermediate care, virtual wards, respiratory medicine and chronic fatigue services
  • special care dentistry and emergency dental care services

With growing emphasis on community-based care, it’s an exciting time to join Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust – we offer extremely rewarding and varied career paths and we’re investing and expanding our postgraduate and undergraduate numbers.

I thoroughly enjoy working at Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust. I made the move from an acute hospital to a community Trust after 18 years of front-line speciality and hospital medicine. This is a new working environment, but it is free from the constant pressures to admit more patients, cover sickness/ on-calls in the hospital and offers real opportunities to develop myself as a clinician and ensures a true work-life balance. We work as a friendly, well-gelled bunch of doctors and look after each other. I would definitely recommend it.

Consultant, specialist services

Page last reviewed: 22 February 2024
Next review due: 22 August 2024