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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 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.

Level A9& B9 ward is a friendly Neuro surgical and ENT/MAX ward. We have 32 beds with 8 of these used for ENT and MaxFax surgical patients. We care for all types of acute and chronic conditions, including trauma patients. We also manage patients with complex airways.We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring nurse with recent surgical experience or newly qualified to join our team. We are a very supportive team and can offer a structured orientation program with the added bonus of a dedicated practice development team for the ward and are happy to give you help and guidance to develop within your career at a pace which suits you.We take pride in our work and have to be patient and caring as some of our patients are given long term diagnosis and need our support. We promote team work and looking after each other. We work closely with our Multi disciplinary and medical colleagues and we expect all team members to work alongside them.Our philosophy is to look after our patients with skill, kindness and compassion and to provide our staff with a strong team support network in which they can achieve developmental milestones and gain a variety of skills and abilities.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will work as part of a team to provide an effective, safe environment of care for individual patients, their relatives and carers.

Previous experience in a neurosurgical or surgical speciality is desirablebut not essential, experience an interest in this speciality is desirable.
  • Provides effective, safe, evidence based patient care in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.
  • Adheres to NMC code of conduct.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individualised evidence based patient care.
  • Effectively processes admissions & transfers and plans discharges in accordance with UHSx 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 UHSx policy, including parenteral administration.

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

Prioritises care and delegates workload and ward activities appropriately to HCAs and other staff may be required to take charge of the ward on an ad hoc basis

Effectively and professionally deals with emergency situations

Participates in the supervision, mentorship and development of students and colleagues

Adheres to local and National policies and guidelines

Ensures safe practice with regard to moving and handling, SHARPS, infection control etc

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Nurse


  • Neuro/Ent/Maxfax
  • Experience with complex airways
  • Looking after surgical patients



  • Acute Trust


  • Surgical experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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