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Unscheduled Care - A&E
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time and Part time hours available
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
28/09/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Sister/Charge Nurse Adult and Paediatric

NHS AfC: Band 6

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 their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding – we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog’s highest rating in all key inspection areas. (CQC October 2019)

Top 10 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

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 we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work. (Watch our video)

Are you a dynamic, motivated and flexible nurse, with relevant A&E experience and qualifications?

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally and someone who enjoys nurturing and empowering others to flourish in their role?

The  Accident and Emergency Team at Worthing are looking for Band 6 Senior Nurses who are as passionate about delivering quality patient care as we are and who want to make a difference to patients and their families at a time they are most in need.  

We are looking for kind and caring, dynamic nurses with excellent communication and organisational skills, who are able to motivate, support and inspire others and be proactive in their role.

We receive a wide variety of Emergency patients, including Trauma, Medical/Surgical, Gynaecology, Maternity and Paediatrics. We have a dedicated Stroke service with specialised training and development available.  We have a well-developed Emergency Nurse Practitioner Team who work closely with staff to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in minor injury management and treatment.

We are a very supportive and encouraging department with close links to Brighton University and are supported by our dedicated Practice Development Sister.



For more information, or to arrange an informal visit please contact Catherine Keegan, Emergency Department Matron on 01903-205111 Ext: 84174




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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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Catherine Keegan
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01903-205111 Ext 84174