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Main area
Registered Nurse
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Bank
Hours
Bank
Job ref
Bank Staff Nurses - August
Employer
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
St Richards Hospital and Worthing
Town
Chichester and Worthing
Salary
£16.45 per hour
Salary period
Hourly
Closing
12/08/2020 23:59

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Bank Staff Nurses August 20 C

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.

The ‘Outstanding’ Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for Band 5 Adult Nurses to join its Nurse Bank.

Bank Nurses are essential and invaluable to us and the service we provide. In recognition of the commitment, dedication and hard work our Bank Nurses provide, we have increased the hourly rate of bank pay for Band 5 Nurses to £16.45.

As a Bank Nurse at Western Sussex Hospitals, we are able to offer you:

  • Hourly rate of £16.45 – most competitive rate on the South Coast

Equivalent to spinal point 26 of Band 6 which is 3 points higher than top of Band 5

  • Hourly rate of £21.38 for Saturday (midnight-midnight) & week days 8pm - 6am
  • Hourly rate of £26.32 for Sunday & Bank Holiday
  • Choice of Weekly or Monthly pay
  • On-line access (from home) for availability and shift booking
  • Paid induction and annual, mandatory training
  • Flexible hours
  • Shifts available in all clinical specialisms
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Fixed shifts (nurse pool)

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

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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