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Matron Pevensey Day Unit - Eastbourne DGH

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Eastbourne District General Hospital


Pevensey Day Unit

Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Band 7


We are seeking a competent, committed chemotherapy/Oncology nurse to become the Matron of The Pevensey Day Unit. This is a haematology/oncology Unit that specialises in the delivery of a quality service to patients with malignant and non-malignant blood disorders which provides treatments to Haematology Oncology patients. The day area has 18 chair/bed spaces caring predominately for patients receiving Haematology and Oncology treatments and is currently open from 0800 -1800 /0900 - 19.00 Monday to Friday. The Unit uses the Chemocare electronic prescribing system and has implemented an electronic diary system of booking patient appointments.

You will need to provide strong leadership, possess excellent communication skills and be able to develop and support staff with clinical and professional expertise. You will also be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising standards of care and professionalism.

Main duties of the job

You must be a 1st level Registered Nurse with at least two years Band 6 Sister /Charge Nurse experience in an acute hospital setting. You should have at least two years' experience including, administration of chemotherapy whilst utilising good organisational skills, experience in teaching, supervision and assessment. Applicants will be expected to have Chemotherapy Competence, and experience within the field, a recognised qualification in Haematology / Oncology is desirable.

Ideally you will be educated to a degree level or be working towards a degree. The ENB 998/mentorship is essential as is an awareness of the current professional, research and practice issues and an understanding of modern human resource management.

You must have advanced clinical knowledge and skills, be willing to participate in research and audit projects and will also be expected to work with a certain amount of autonomy. In return you will be offered excellent managerial support and commitment to both your personal and professional development.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the NMC register or Registered AHP on the HCPC register.
  • Educated to degree/diploma level
  • UKONS SACT passport completed and up to date
  • Evidence of ongoing post registration development at postgraduate level.
  • Mentorship qualification / SLIP (supporting learners in practice qualification)


  • Managerial Qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Physical assessment skills



  • Significant experience in junior sister/relevant professional role
  • Recent NHS experience
  • Demonstrates expert clinical skills in relevant speciality
  • Visible leader with good negotiation skills.
  • Managing and mentoring staff
  • Experience of managing budgets and performance.
  • Capable of writing and presenting reports
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Ability to attain good business and financial acumen within reasonable timeframes
  • Working across organisational boundaries and ability to work within a multi-professional framework
  • Experience of giving and receiving clinical supervision
  • Evidence of delivering results in complex and /or changing circumstances
  • Demonstrable experience of ensuring compliance with CQC core standards and other regulatory requirements.


  • Change management skills



  • Proven clinical skills
  • Committed to promoting diversity/ awareness of equal opportunities
  • Constructively challenges activities which may not contribute to the delivery of effective patient care


  • Experience in audit/research methods

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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