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Job summary

Main area
Sister/Charge Nurse - AMU
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent: Internal Rotation
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
374-LC2707
Employer
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Eastbourne DGH
Town
Eastbourne
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/08/2021 23:59

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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust logo

Sister/Charge Nurse - AMU

NHS AfC: Band 6

We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work.

At East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) we provide safe, compassionate and high quality hospital and community care to the half a million people living in East Sussex or visiting our local area. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex with an annual income of £476 million and we are the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive health services are provided by over 7000 dedicated members of staff working from two acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites across East Sussex and in people’s own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and care regulator, rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. Our acute hospital at Hastings and our Community Services are also rated ‘Outstanding’. Our acute hospital at Eastbourne is rated ‘Good’. 

In the summer of 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ (BFF) programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals at Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.  Our plans are ambitious and include the repair, refurbishment and in some cases expansion of large parts of our hospitals at Bexhill, Eastbourne, and Hastings.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment  in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff at ESHT will also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

 

 

 

Job overview

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Acute Medical Unit

Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6, 37.5 hours per week, Internal Rotation

Plus up to 12 months Fixed Term Contract/Secondment/Working to the Higher Band – professional development opportunity

Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum  

Reference:

The Acute Medical Unit is a diagnostic and emergency treatment unit within acute medicine with a varied workload. We are looking for a Sister/Charge nurses with Acute Care experience to complete our team. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and support students and staff with clinical expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising basic standards of care and professionalism. In return we will offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising basic standards of care and professionalism. In return we will offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development.

 We currently assess/triage and admit patients with acute medical conditions from a variety of sources – including GPs, the Emergency Department and Outpatients Clinics.

We offer:

Revalidation Support/Regular Appraisals

Educational support – courses to enhance both clinical and leadership skills

Career Progression for nurses at all levels.

You will need at least two years’ experience in an acute setting at Band 5 and a Mentorship level 3 or the equivalent to apply. Further Opportunities for education will be available.

Working for our organisation

We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by  7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people’s own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated ‘Outstanding’. Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • RGN/RN/RSCN Active NMC Registration
  • ENB 998 or Mentorship level 3
  • Previous experience at band 5
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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Toni-Ann Farnes
Job title
Matron
Email address
toni-ann.farnes@nhs.net
Telephone number
0300 131 5286