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Cookson Devas Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
We are looking for dynamic, flexible staff who will help the Matron provide a welcoming, caring atmosphere in our busy unit.

Cookson Devas is a new unit consisting of 15 beds. We care for patients with complex surgical needs, including step-down patients from Critical Care.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and be able to fully interact with all members of the multidisciplinary team. They will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills within the clinical environment to ensure effective running of the shift 24 hours per day. Support the Ward Matron and act in her absence, and support and help develop the team and act as a mentor for new staff, junior staff, and student nurses.

If you wish to discuss further, please contact the Ward Matron for an informal chat.

Main duties of the job

To support the ward Matron in maintaining efficient, effective,safe delivery of patient care, within an environment thatpromotes a responsive approach to changing Healthcareneeds

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

Qualifications / Training


  • Qualified RGN/RN/RSCN with active NMC Registration


  • Diploma Professional practice or working towards this Qualification



  • Substantial post registration experience at band 5


  • Computer and keyboard skills

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


  • Awareness of current professional and research and practice issues


  • Previous experience of working within the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge


TN37 7RD

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