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Critical Care
Band 5
Full time / Part time
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Royal Sussex County Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum pro rata
23/10/2019 23:59
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust logo

Critical Care Staff Nurse

Band 5

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture.  We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme. 

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

 About this vacancy

Are you interested in developing your nursing skills and have a desire to care for critically ill patients?

The Critical Care Unit (ICU/HDU) can provide you with a comprehensive induction programme to help you develop these skills. You must have some recent acute ward experience post registration.

Previous experience in Critical Care is not necessary. We have 31 beds currently and have plans to increase to 55 beds when our brand new Unit opens in a few years’ time.

We will offer you six weeks supernumerary time when you join us. The Critical Care foundation programme will include six full in house study days. We will provide study days with a variety of topics including ventilation, cardiac, neuro and a full simulation day to name a few. You will also be allocated to one of our practice educators to support you.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals are one of the leading acute Trusts on the South Coast. The Royal Sussex County in Brighton is located just a few minutes from the sea and close to our lively town centre! The Unit is within easy access to the seaside, countryside and a frequent train service to London and Gatwick airport. We are the Major Trauma Centre and Teaching Hospital for our area.

We are privileged to be able to care for a wide variety of patients which include: Cardiac, Neurosurgery, general medical/surgical, max fax, renal, and poly trauma patients amongst others and are looking for kind, caring and compassionate nurses to help us give these patients the best care possible and be part of our friendly and supportive team.

We are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts.

For further information please refer to the Flexible Working for Registered Nurses document which is attached to this advert.

The programme start date: 6th January 2020

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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

Jo Jukes,   01273 696955 ext. 4275/67248,