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NHS AfC: Band 5
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Nurse Camp-Surgery-Apr 21
279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
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St Richards Hospital and Worthing Hospital
Chichester and Worthing
£24,907-£30,615 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
28/04/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurses - SurgeryC - Apr 21

NHS AfC: Band 5

 About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC’s key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

About this vacancy

This post is eligible for a financial incentive under our Refer a Friend Scheme.  If you would like your application to be considered under this scheme you will need to clearly identify this at the end of your supporting information, and include the name, job title and place of work of the member of staff who referred you.

Surgical Nursing – General, Specialty and Rotational posts available.

Are you a Registered Nurse – Adult, (RN) who is looking to work in Surgical Nursing?

Here at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust  we are looking for Adult RNs who would like to work in our busy general and specialty Surgical wards at our hospitals in Chichester (St. Richards Hospital) and Worthing (Worthing Hospital).

Our Surgical patients are primarily admitted via planned pathways but also as emergencies through our Accident and Emergency Departments and Emergency Floors. The nursing care that our surgical patients require is varied, often requiring periods of high levels of intervention and support. As such, this provides an excellent learning environment.

Our wards are supported by Practice Development and we are able to offer a wide variety of in-house training, related to clinical skills and personal development. We also offer the potential to study at our partner Universities in Brighton (Brighton University) and Guildford (University of Surrey). 

Our Nationally recognised Patient First Improvement system ensures that all members of our staff are actively encouraged to contribute to making improvements in their areas of work

Via our ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ initiative, we offer our staff the opportunity for ‘time out’ to support their wellbeing. Recent opportunities have included lunch time walks, hand massage, yoga classes, wellbeing MOTs and other formal wellbeing services. We also offer a ‘Gym4staff’ and Bootcamp classes.

If you would like to join a CHKS ‘Top Hospitals’ award winner, a Top 5 Hospital to be treated at or work for and a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ Trust, then come and join us.

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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

Gerthy Albano – Matron-Surgery: