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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 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.

We have an exciting opportunity for Band 5 Nurses to work on Burlington unit. This is a nurse led unit.

Burlington Unit is an 18 bedded Medically ready for discharge unit , caring for people who have been acutely unwell, but are now waiting for either packages of care or placements. On the ward we deliver supportive care and assist with giving back confidence and re enabling the patients to leave hospital

We are committed to develop Burlington unit as a centre of excellence for Medically ready patients , this is a truly exciting role for someone looking to gain skills in discharge planning, therapies and to help stop de-conditioning

We are looking for nurses with experience of working in an acute hospital setting with a strong desire to learn and develop for our vacant posts .

Please make sure you read the job description attached and that your supporting information reflects this, as your application will be judged against these criteria. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Main duties of the job

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

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

Works in accordance with ward philosophy and nursing model

Effectively processes admissions & transfers and plans discharges in accordance with UHSussex policy and standards

Actively participates in promotion of education for patients, their relatives and colleagues with consideration to resources available

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 as we have no medical teams based on the unit

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

Responsible for self development and actively participates in UHSussex Strategy for Nursing, nursing metrics and band 5 development programme

Contributes and actively participates in correct reporting and handling of incidents and accidents

Has awareness of ward and team dynamics

Person Specification



  • Nursing Qualification


  • Experience of working in an acute NHS hospital
  • Acutely Unwell Adult Course

Skills & Experience


  • Evidence of willingness to improve skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Demonstrate resilience, good team work and flexibility


  • Practice assessor
  • Evidence of advanced communication skills / course
  • Experience working with patient first programme
  • discharge planning

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst road


BN11 2DH

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