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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton and Haywards Heath
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

*** We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurse. ***

An opportunity exists within the Fracture Clinic for an enthusiastic, caring registered nurse to join our established team. This post is designed to meet the needs of a rapidly developing orthopaedic service.

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is an acute teaching hospital working across two sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton and the Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre (SOTC) in Haywards Heath.

The Trust has a well-developed strategy for Nursing and the Fracture Clinic Manager will provide a comprehensive induction and orientation programme as well as a training programme designed to meet your ongoing developmental needs.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a team of highly motivated nurses who are able to support nurse led wound clinics, and assist in the plaster room when required. You will also provide links between the hand therapy service, the trauma wards, outpatients and clinicians. You will ideally have experience in orthopaedics, although this is not essential, however experience of caring for wounds is essential.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK'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 our Patient 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 our wellbeing programme for 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

  • Responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of care for a group of patients and assists in the interpretation of data relevant to the patients condition and progress.
  • Assists in the identification and discussion of patient/nursing problems and needs with the patient, their carers, senior nursing staff and others staff as appropriate.
  • Promotes patient involvement in their consultations and experience within the outpatient setting.
  • Organises own time, equipment and staff to deliver care.
  • Responsible for the smooth running of clinics coordinating clinical activity, health records and results.
  • Frequent face to face liaison with hospital transport to ensure patients appointments are organised and any problems arising are dealt with efficiently.
  • Delivers care to patients and their carers safely.
  • Administers drugs and treatments as prescribed according to the NMC guidelines and the Trusts Guidelines for the Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, their carers and with co-workers, liaising with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Measures goal achievement with patients, their cares and with co-workers.
  • Proficient at checking health records to ensure appropriate information is available for clinics.
  • Practices in accordance with good practice evidence.
  • Reflects on the effects of implemented care.
  • To report all complaints, incidence and accidents to the outpatient Sister/ Senior Nurse as soon as possible and documents according to Trust policy.
  • Ensure that the patient leaves the /clinic with the knowledge and understanding to enable them to adapt to their physical disability, whether temporary or long term.
  • Ensure clinic environment is a safe and secure environment for staff and patients with regard to the health and safety at work act. Report any deficiencies in cleanliness and safety to the nurse in charge.
  • Take charge of the department in the absence of senior staff.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Registered General Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Ability to manage a group of patients.
  • Models and delivers excellent clinical skills.
  • Ability to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate individualised and evidence based nursing care.


  • Diploma or degree in Nursing.
  • Mentorship course or equivalent e.g. ENB 998.
  • Ability to manage day to day clinic shift co-ordination.
  • Previous out-patient experience and knowledge of notes preparation for consultation.
  • Dressing for ongoing wound care.

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