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Critical Care Nurse - Conquest

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards-on-Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for proactive, eager to learn Nurses who want to develop the exceptional skills and knowledge required to care for critically ill patients in our Intensive/High Dependency Units.

East Sussex Healthcare Trust has 2 Critical Care units: We are currently recruiting for Conquest which comprises of 6 ITU & 5 HDU beds. There are plans to develop a new critical care unit and increase to 14 beds in the next two years.

You will need to have the minimum of six months acute hospital experience.

Are you committed to delivering high standards of nursing care, enjoy a challenge, like working with a like-minded team of individuals? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

As a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for providing individualised nursing care to critically ill patients as part of our multidisciplinary team. The care required reflects a holistic approach emphasising the unique and often complex needs of both the patient and their loved ones. We are very proud of our units who were both recognised as Good at our last CQC visit. We are striving for excellence at our next visit.

Our nurses are supported by a Practice Educator and two clinical skills facilitators. We provide an environment conducive to professional and personal development for all disciplines of staff. In order to fulfil the job role, achieve the essential competencies and meet service needs, successful candidates will be required to work day and night 12-hour shifts on internal rotation.

You will have the opportunity to work in both units developing different skills and experiences. Internal ESHT applicants are welcome to apply.

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



  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Basic Life Support


  • Diploma or degree level study
  • ALS course
  • Recognised Degree level Teaching and Assessing course
  • Recognised Degree level Intensive Care course



  • Experience of working on general wards as a trained nurse or student.


  • Previous experience or involvement in research/audit projects.



  • Demonstrates attention to detail and professional attitude towards completion of application form

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards-on-Sea

TN37 7RD

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