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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join the friendly neonatal team caring for preterm infants and sick term babies. This position is suitable for nurses who are qualified in specialty (QIS) and also newly qualified nurses and those looking to change speciality.We offer a neonatal preceptorship course for nurses new to neonatal nursing as well as a supportive package of ongoing professional development and leadership.

We have a strong multidisciplinary team and welcome enthusiastic, motivated nurses who are passionate about providing excellent care of our patients and their family.

Beeding Ward is a 12 bedded Special care baby unit. We have 2 high dependency cots and 10 special care cots. We care for preterm babies from 31 weeks and also look after sick term babies. We are part of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Neonatal network. Our Unit and the paediatric service has been awarded CQC rating of OUTSTANDING.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist team members in the assessment and delivery of care, under the direction and supervision of the senior nurse on duty.
  • To manage a defined caseload of babies on a daily basis, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating evidence based care.
  • To assist the ward manager in promoting an environment conducive to individual and team development.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better neverstops

At UHSussex we are proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK'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 our Patient 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 our wellbeing programme for 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

  • Act as a role model and ensure effective staff supervision with clinical practice, working with staff and patients in an advisory, teaching and support capacity and maintaining professional competence, authority and credibility. Work collaboratively with clinical nursing experts including Heads of Nursing, Clinical Teams and Practice Development Nurses in the development of expert, personal centred practice.
  • Communicate effectively with the department team.
  • To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the teams in which he/she works.
  • Be able to work in a multi-professional environment ensuring most effective use of all members of those professional teams.

Service Delivery and Improvement
  • To maintain an awareness of Trust and National targets, ensuring that within the scope of your role you support their delivery.
  • To fully participate in the Trusts appraisal system review and personal development planning process on an annual basis.
  • To undertake training as necessary in line with the development of the post and as agreed with line manager as part of the personal development planning process.
  • To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales.
  • To undertake any other duties at the request of the line manager which are commensurate with the role, including project work, internal job rotation and absence cover.
  • To contribute to a healthy and safe working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations and Trust policies.
  • To abide by the Data Protection Act 1998, by ensuring that all computerised information related to patients and other members of staff to which he/she has access in the course of employment, is regarded as strictly confidential. This rule applies to written information.

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification



  • RN Child, Adult RM


  • QIS



  • Knowledge of Band 5 role
  • Safeguarding
  • Works on own initiative
  • IV competent


  • Post registration experience
  • Evidence of professional development since qualification

People management and development


  • Effective communication skills
  • Team working


  • Managing students and new staff members

Specific requirements


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Time management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

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