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Band 5
NHS AfC: Band 5
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Nurse Camp Flexi Aug 20 C
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St Richards Hospital and Worthing Hospital
Chichester and Worthing
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,907-£30,615 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
12/08/2020 23:59

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Staff Nurses Flexible Working August

NHS AfC: Band 5

Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people who wish to be valued for the work they do and empowered to continually improve the services we provide. Here are five reasons to join us:

  • Outstanding – we are the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast of England and one of only seven acute hospital trusts in the country to have received the health watchdog’s highest overall rating. (Read our CQC report)
  • Top 5 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the very best hospital trusts in the country to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top five trusts in England where employees are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2017/18)
  • We Care – our vision and values are expressed by the phrase We Care – and not just for our patients but for each other as well. The CQC said: “Staff we spoke with were exceptionally compassionate when talking about patients and we observed kindness not only towards patients but towards each other whilst on site.”
  • Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEOs 2018) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and shared learning. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “Western Sussex has the best learning culture I have seen anywhere in the NHS.” [Worthing Hospital, February 2018]
  • Location, location, location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex is regularly cited as one of the UK’s best places to live, boasting beautiful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, London and Europe.

More about us - Western Sussex Hospitals is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, where we provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea, where we provide outpatient care and day surgery. The trust also provides a number of services in community settings as well as the West Sussex Sexual Health Service. In April 2017, the senior leadership team took on the management of neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, for an initial period of at least three years.

Patient First - in 2015, the trust’s Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure the organisation continues to improve patient care by introducing lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Daily team huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work. (Watch our video)

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.

Are you a Registered Nurse – Adult (RN) who is looking for flexible working arrangements with a supportive, understanding employer?

At Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we realise that many RN have busy and demanding commitments outside of their working life and are unable to commit to the traditional shift patterns. With this in mind, we are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts, these include:

  • Fixed Bank (Nurse pool): If your availability is for certain shifts on set days, we could offer guaranteed employment to your requirements.
  • Flexible Bank: The traditional bank agreement where availability is matched to outstanding shifts (across a variety of wards).
  • Fixed-term: An extended period with a defined start and end date where security is required. This could include multiple fixed-term posts over the year and could be on one ward or across a variety of wards.
  • Part-time: Any hours that are worked that are not considered full-time (typically 37.5 hours/week). There may be a limit in the minimum hours worked to maintain skill and competence in certain areas.
  • Term-time: A permanent contract where paid/unpaid leave can be taken during school holidays or other defined periods.
  • Job-sharing: Covering full-time hours with another member of staff (as an example - you prefer nights – they prefer days).
  • Annualised Hours: The number of hours worked is fixed over the year, but variation in hours worked per week is available. This could include weeks where zero hours or minimum shift hours can be worked.
  • Flexible hours: If you are unable to commit to traditional shift times and patterns - we could accommodate later start and/or an earlier finish times. 

No smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Outstanding

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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