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Job summary

Main area
Across all Specialist Areas of UHSussex
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part time will be considered)
Job ref
379-4093153-MAY22
Employer
379 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
All UHSussex Sites
Town
Brighton ,Haywards Heath, Chichester & Worthing
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/06/2022 23:59

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379 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust logo

Staff Nurse (across Specialist Directorate)

Band 5

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

Are you…

  • An experienced  qualified nurse with a UK NMC looking for a new challenge?
  • Are you excited about the prospect of developing your career within an outstanding trust?
  • Want to be part of the biggest employee on the south coast of sunny England?

If the answer is “Yes”……………we are the right fit for you! 

We have vacancies for full-time / part time/ flexible working nurses to cover a variety of specialities across our outstanding trust.

You will be given a local ward induction, a trust induction and access to a robust preceptorship programme aimed at supporting you to develop within your first year. Continuing education and professional development are strongly encouraged and opportunities will be made available for the successful applicant as we work closely with our Higher Education partners at Universities in Brighton (Brighton University) and Guildford (University of Surrey).

 

Main duties of the job

Specialist Division

The Specialist Division is made up of 3 directorates; these include Neurosciences, Cardiac, Vascular, Renal, as well as Major Trauma Centre, Critical Care and Sussex rehabilitation centres. These areas offer patients more specialised care and are the regional and tertiary centres for the South East of England.  We are looking for driven, ambitious and autonomous Band 5 Nurses who are committed to delivering exceptional care for a diverse range of clients. We accept and fully support newly qualified nurses and those looking for a change or challenge. In return, we can offer full orientation, training and preceptorship. Development and education are provided through in-house training, with the opportunity to undertake relevant clinical/university courses organised by ward clinical/Practice Educators. 

Currently the Specialist Division has vacancies at RSCH (Brighton) and PRH (Haywards Heath). We are a welcoming team with excellent teamwork and offer superb career development opportunities and support with career pathways. If it’s a fast-paced, exciting and challenging area and you want more than your average, come and join one of our specialist areas. Below are the wards we would love you to join, with a short description of each area. If you are interested in a particular area, or areas please highlight this on your application and we will be in touch shortly.

Please open the attached Current Vacancies document for the specialist areas. 

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First.  Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.  We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical

  1. Is responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of care and assists in the interpretation of data relevant to the patient’s condition and progress
  2. Assists in the identification of patient problems and needs with the patient, their carers, senior nursing staff and other staff as appropriate
  3. Identifies the priorities of care for patients
  4. Identifies realistic goals for patients in care plans
  5. Gives skilled care to patients and provides support to their carers
  6. Administers drugs and treatments as prescribed according to the NMC guidelines and the Trust’s Guidelines for the Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines
  7. Changes care plans and goals according to evaluation and discussion with the multidisciplinary team
  8. Demonstrates an understanding and skill in the care and management of the critically ill patient
  9. Works closely with all members of the care team to ensure the needs of the critically ill patient are met
  10. Demonstrates proficiency in the care of CVP lines and the administration of IV Therapy in accordance with Trust Policy.
  11. Participate in the smooth and effective discharge planning for patients
  12. maintains accurate documentation to facilitate the continuity of care for patients transferred to other areas
  13. Ensures that discharge review documentation is completed and reimbursement material is communicated to relevant body in timely fashion
  14. Liase with nursing and clerical staff to enable efficient administration of ward work

Professional 

  1. Demonstrate a professional approach to work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all times
  2. To have knowledge of and adhere to ward and Trust policy and professional standards.
  3. To maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity surrounding the patient/client’s admission and treatment at all times
  4. Ensure that documentation is complete and up to date, in line with NMC and Trust guidelines
  5. To meet PREP requirements. To identify own learning needs and ensure own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice developments
  6. Ensure that mandatory and statutory training needs are met.
  7. Participates in Clinical Supervision.

 

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • UK NMC Registration

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Jo Simpson
Job title
Directorate Lead Nurse
Email address
Joanne.simpson9@nhs.net
Additional information

If you are interested in a particular area, or areas please highlight this on your application and we will be in touch shortly.