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Head of Nursing - Medicine Division

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder in conjunction with the divisional chief nurse will contribute to the overall safety and quality of the division, taking the lead on safeguarding.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that optimum standards of care are met through the effective management of human, financial and physical resources.

The post holder will be a key stakeholder in the management of change within the division as a role model will be expected to engage and influence the nursing workforce and other stakeholders

To provide professional leadership, advice and guidance to nursing workforce. Ensure the professional contributions of nurses is maximised to achieve the Trust's business and strategic goals, in accordance with service users' needs, national and locally determined professional standards.

To develop and empower nurses to respond to national nursing agenda and ensure implementation of evidence based care in clinical practice.Support the develop nursing education and training in conjunction with the educational provider, for new entrants to nursing and continuous professional development

To have specific responsibilities for operational management, service planning, organisational development, performance and financial management within the Division working in conjunction with Service Managers. In particular the non-ward clinical services and nurse specialists.

Deputise for the divisional chief Nurse provide overall nursing leadership within the division in their absence

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, regarding the role please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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