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Sister/Charge Nurse - Infusion Unit

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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The Infusion Unit is a Nurse led unit which facilitates the administration of biologic therapies and other medications which require IV access, to prevent hospital admission.

We are a dynamic team looking to provide our service over 7 days between the hours of 8am -6pm. The main patient cohorts are Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Neurology however, the service is developing and other specialities are beginning to utilize the service effectively.

You will need at least two years' experience in an acute setting at Band 5, and ENB 998 (Mentorship level 3) or the equivalent - opportunities for further education will be available.

We are offering an interesting and varied role where you will be working as part of a friendly team which can provide you with the opportunity to develop your leadership and clinical skills in the field of acute medicine.

Main duties of the job

You will need to provide strong leadership skills, 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. Knowledge of Infusion Treatment pathways for Rheumatology, Gastroenterology , Respiratory, Dermatology and Neurology patients with experience in administering IV medication including Biologics and Intravenous Immunoglobulins would be an advantage.

If you are looking to achieve something new every day and make a positive impact on patient experience, learn new clinical, life skills and meet new people- this is the opportunity for you.

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



  • Qualified RGN/RN/RSCN with active NMC Registration
  • Educated to degree level supplemented by diploma level specialist training or relevant equivalent training and experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Diploma Professional practice or working towards this Qualification
  • NVQ Assessor Award (D32/33/AI)



  • Substantial post registration experience at band 5
  • Experience of working autonomously and managing a caseload


  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Experience of teaching and presentation skills



  • Awareness of current professional and research and practice issues
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate the potential for leadership
  • Flexible motivated and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrate enhanced skills within relevant speciality
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Statutory requirements and code of conduct of the NMC.
  • Demonstrate understanding of professional requirements in line with revalidation.


  • Previous experience of working within the NHS
  • Demonstrate evidence for developing innovative practice
  • Is proactive and an effective change agent.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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