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Staff Nurse - A&E - EDGH
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Eastbourne DGH
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurses - A&E

NHS AfC: Band 5

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, auto-enrolment to our staff bank ( Temporary Workforce Service ),  staff restaurants and  on-site accommodation.



ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



We are very busy Emergency Department, treating on average 50,000 patients a year.  We are looking for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our pro-active and dynamic team.

Every day we value great team work and respect, making sure our patients come first, delivering safe and high quality care, being responsible and accountable and ensuring everyone's contribution counts. 

This is both an extremely exciting opportunity and time for new staff to join us on our journey towards outstanding. We are have an Advanced Nurse Practitioner service and we are keen to grow our own workforce and watch our staff progress into autonomous roles such as Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Emergency Nurse Practitioners.  Our amazing Emergency Nurse Practitioners Service which sees approx. 25% of all our attendances, We have a range of different skilled adult nurses and dedicated paediatric nurses who are all enthusiastic to share their vast experience and knowledge with you. The Head of Nursing, Matrons, Sister & Charge Nurses also work clinically to ensure high quality care is delivered to our patients and that staff are continually supported in all areas. We have also developed welfare teams so there is always somebody to listen and support you.

We are dedicated to training and education and have strong links to Greenwich, Brighton and Canterbury Universities for both degree and masters courses. We offer a range of courses to suit our staff needs – Advanced physical and paediatric assessment, mentorship, and the full range of resuscitation council courses ATLS, EPLS, PILS, ILS, ALS. During your induction you will be invited to a skills week which is an in house course run by the ED Matrons where you will learn the essentials to work within our ED’s this comprises of intraosseous access, care of the sick child, ILS, PILS. These skills weeks will be repeated during the year with content that the staff request to be taught. We have highly experienced Practice Development Nurses, one of which won Mentor of the Year Award, and we have been nominated Team of the Year by the students we supported in the past. They will work closely with you in all areas of the ED – triage, majors, minors, resuscitation,

We are welcoming highly motivated, caring, enthusiastic and innovative individuals to come and join our exciting and dynamic nursing teams. We welcome informal visits so please contact one of us to arrange a telephone conference, or visit, to discuss the exciting opportunities we have to offer. We would be able to offer part time hours however all vacancies are internal rotation.

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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

Amy Collis

Head of Nursing