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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 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 a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join our 27 bedded Fishbourne Ward, specialising in Gastroenterology at St Richards Hospital.

We are looking for a highly motivated nurse, with the possession of both a strong clinical knowledge base and relevant skill set. The post holder will provide nursing support within the 27 bed mixed sexed ward to acute patients with a variety of different conditions relating to Gastroenterology. You will lead by example in delivering excellent patient centred care and ensure the safe and productive running of the ward. You will be vital in the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who would like the opportunity to really make a difference.

The post holder will be required to work a shift pattern covering days, nights and weekends.

We will offer development programme opportunities, supervision, reflective practice, mentoring and coaching and will ensure you are fully supported in your new role.

If you are a motivated individual who possesses good communication skills and are organised and flexible, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide high quality evidence based clinical care to patients, in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulations
  • Work with others to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of those in your care, their families and carers, and the wider community
  • To work in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines
  • To act as a role model communicating in line with Trust values, to patients, carers and the staff at all
  • Accept delegated responsibility for specific activities/areas from the senior nurse in charge, recognising and working within the limits of your
  • Take every opportunity to continue to maintain and develop your own practi
  • Facilitate students and others to develop their competence through supervision, teaching and role

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're 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

  • To work as part of a team ensuring effective communication with all health care professionals within the clinical team and across all
  • Act as a role model within the clinical
  • Adhere to the Trust values in all working relationships to patients, carers and Teach/assess and facilitate learning for all learners in the ward area, particularly students and healthcare assistants having.
  • Undertake the Mentorship
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills and ensure that communication is effective between the patient, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team, and ensure appropriate nursing input into patient care discussions
  • Ensure communication is used effectively in the interests of patient care, including the use of handover and clinical incident reporting if
  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with patients/clients, visitors/relatives and colleagues, maintaining good customer relations and recognising individuality and rights for each patient in line with Trust
  • Work effectively within a multi-racial and cultural environment
Service Delivery and Improvement
  • Liaise with the Stroke service team and contribute as required to provide and maintain accurate statistics in order to be able to monitor and evaluate stroke activity to meet local and national
  • Contribute to data collection / audit and outcome measurement data in order that care and service can be monitored and
  • Contribute to discussions on performance of the acute trust in national
  • To work with the stroke team to ensure that the stroke service has a robust and effective Clinical governance
  • Participate in local, network and national research and development initiatives as
  • To be responsive to user feedback by on-going evaluation of the provision of services for stroke
  • To assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of national quality standards, guidelines and protocols which contribute to the integrated stroke care pathway and ensure that patients receive effective and appropriate care across acute and community

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • Registered General Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Good communication


  • mentorship experience
  • experience of / passionate about gastroenterological nursing
  • Good time management and organisational skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richard's Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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