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Staff Nurse Outpatient Department

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

We are a small friendly team, looking for an enthusiastic Staff Nurse, Band 5, to join our progressive general outpatients department. We can offer either full time or part time positions, hours and shift patterns to be discussed at interview. The Department is currently open 5 days a week from Monday to Fridays from 0800 hrs until 1800 hrs.

The department manages the running of a variety of speciality clinics including, respiratory medicine, neurology, cardiology, rheumatology, digestive diseases, ophthalmology and a small day case unit for pain management clinics. This makes for a varied and interesting workload.

Main duties of the job

  • You will undertake a wide range of clinical duties relating to different specialities for example, investigations required for ophthalmology clinics, assisting with minor operations for pain management, and performing ECG's and phlebotomy.
  • You will be required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in consultation with the multi-disciplinary team whilst supervising the care and treatments administered by junior staff.
  • You will require the professional skills and knowledge to work using your own initiative relating to the different specialities including being able to act in emergency situations.
  • You may be required to work without supervision within the outpatient care setting in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better neverstops

AtUHSussexwe'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 atUHSussex, 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 itbecausewe 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 choosingUHSussexyou are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that youdo.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assist and be proactive in service development, business planning and service delivery. Using analytical skills to solve complex situations in the patients pathway and being able to take appropriate action.
  • Ensures equipment is ordered & maintained in accordance with Trust policy, ensuring adequate stock levels for clinical procedures and stationary.
  • Understand the wider departmental and organisational aims and priorities by engaging positively with the service and its users, interpreting information with the nurse manager to improve patient care
  • Be computer literate with the ability to use databases, spread sheets, word, Power point and clinical support systems.
  • To organise and maintain the smooth running of the outpatient clinics supervising junior members of the team.
  • In the absence of senior staff. Managing staff resources taking into account skill mix and clinic need arranging the work rota accordingly.
  • Be able to play a pivotal role in ensuring that the 18 week pathway is met by coordinating and re organising clinics and staff in the absence of senior staff
  • To participate in risk assessment, COSHH & other health & Safety issues ensuring safe practice.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration


  • Previous Outpatient experience
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Competent to undertake ECG's
  • Ophthalmology experience
  • Knowledge of spirometry

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


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