Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an opportunity to work in a brand-new building; The Louisa Martindale Building is opening soon. We are excited to be moving into level A8 Which is a 27 bedded Dementia Ward. With its spacious bays, side rooms, amazing views of the sea and the Downs, allowing the best environment to care for our elderly patients.

We specialise in delivering care to the Elderly group of patients with cognitive impairment, living with a diagnosis of Dementia or who may have Delirium/Acute confusion. Patients are assessed and treatment is implemented, a 'discharge plan' is formulated for this complex patient group to leave the acute hospital setting safely. Patient - centred care delivered, focusses on preventing deconditioning together with maintaining the patients' mobility and muscle mass. The area has a great Multi-disciplinary team which includes a team of volunteers who arrange regular activities for the patients, a Flow -Co-Ordinator and dedicated ward Clerk, who all work collaboratively and cohesively together in the patients' best interest. The area is serviced by a Practice Development nurse who covers all of the Care of the Elderly (COTE) areas. A Psychiatrist reviews each patient weekly, and the area also has the services of the trust Older Persons, mental health liaison nurse (OPMHLN).

Main duties of the job

The unit philosophy is to deliver care to the highest standards whilst also caring for family members. Each patient is treated as an individual and their relatives are encouraged to complete a 'This is me' passport for the patient for the team to learn as much as possible about each patient's individual needs. Families are encouraged to bring patients' personal belongings to enhance activities of daily living and mobility for patients.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Teams are amazing, drawing on their skills, knowledge, and expertiseto give the best care possible. With us all working together we aim to try and keep our patients as mobile as possible to reduce their stay in the hospital.

We hope this is what you also want. If this interests you and you have the passion to deliver excellent care possible to our patients, we would love you to join us. We offer training, support and will help develop your skills to be confident, competent and feel fulfilled in your role.

About us

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provides effective, safe, evidence based patient care in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individualised evidence based patient care.
  • Works in accordance with ward philosophy and nursing model.
  • Effectively processes admissions & transfers and plans discharges inaccordance with UHSussex policy and standards.
  • Actively participates in promotion of education for patients, their relatives and colleagues with consideration to resources available.
  • Ensures provision of all drugs as prescribed in accordance with UHSussex policy, including parenteral administration
  • Ensures safe practice with regard to moving and handling, SHARPS and adheres to trust infection prevention policies including Personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Provides accurate documentation of patient care in accordance withUHSussex and national policies.

Person Specification

nmc registered


  • NMC registered


  • Dementia experience

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