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Accident and Emergency
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (Internal Rotation)
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Conquest Hospital
St Leonards on Sea Hastinge
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
09/03/2021 23:59

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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust logo

Sister/Charge Nurse A&E Conquest

NHS AfC: Band 6

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 Acute Emergency departments, treating on average 50,000 patients a year.  We are looking for a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse/Emergency Nurse Practitioners to join our pro-active teams The patient will be at the centre of everything you do. We are looking for a highly skilled and accomplished individual who is well motivated and committed to high standards of patient care and personal professional development.    


We will provide a supportive atmosphere, mentorship and clinical supervision in the Unit and are committed to professional development of all staff. Team working and Lead nurses are an integral part of the Units with all staff enabled and empowered to make a real difference for their patients.


The successful candidates at Band 6 will be able to demonstrate that they can manage a dedicated team to deliver nursing care of the highest standards to our patients, while working under pressure. A minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience in an Emergency Unit setting is essential as is Mentorship Level 3 or the equivalent NH330 and NA371 or equivalent.  A qualification in Mental Health nursing would be an advantage.


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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

Nicola Finey – Head of Nursing