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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full 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 Nurses.

The Luisa Martindale Building is opening soon. This is an opportunity for a band 5 staff nurse to work in a brand-new modern hospital. We work closely with all the teams associated with the acute admissions unit and accept patients who are elderly and frail with multiple medical conditions including experiencing symptoms of delirium and different stages of Dementia.

Applicants will be working our established Multi-Disciplinary teams of Consultant,junior doctors, nurses , physiotherapist, occupational therapist and dedicated flow coordinator who are constantly striving to improve the care experience for all patients and their relatives.

We hope that this opportunity is what you are seeking. If this interest you and you have the passion to deliver excellent care to our patients, we would love to heard from and look forward to you joining our team. You will be supported by the senior nursing team to develop your skills to become confident, competent and feel fulfilled in your role.

Main duties of the job

Caring for unwell elderly and frail patients with differing underlying chronic conditions , enable staff to have many learning opportunities. Some patient may have cognitive impairment. This allows nurses to gain knowledge and understanding of polypharmacy.

We provide excellent Palliative care for our patients approaching the end stage of their natural life, promoting comfort and emotional support for them and their families. This special time offers valuable moments to give compassionate care, that is patient centered focusing on symptom advance care planning and quality of life.

We are supported by a practice educator for specialty medicine who will give advise and encourage you to continue in your continued professional development. You will be given a trust induction , ward induction and access to a robust preceptorship programme aimed at supporting you to develop within the first few months.

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 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.

Dont miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of something special.

Person Specification

Skills and Experience


  • NMC registered
  • Good knowledge of medical nursing


  • Passion of Elderly care
  • Proven ability to deliver training sessions to patients and staff

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