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Sister/Charge Nurse - Tilgate ward

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Do you want to be involved in the ongoing development of our General Internal Medical Wards (GIM) in achieving high quality care and in a fast paced environment? Then look no further, we are looking for a Band 6 to join our energetic team.

This post offers excellent opportunities to develop your education and managerial skills and responsibilities whilst maintaining clinical expertise. If you have a desire to extend your knowledge and skills in this area, and to help ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care while helping to support and develop the ward team, we would like to hear from you.

You should have a minimum of 2 yrs experience at B5 which should be in an acute setting. Good written and verbal communication skills along with knowledge of IT systems are also required. You should also be a hard-working, assertive and motivated professional.

The successful applicant will be required to co-ordinate the ward on a day to day basis and should therefore have the ability to organise and prioritise their workload, and that of others, use their initiative and be able to solve problems and contribute new ideas within a multi-disciplinary team. They will deputise for the Ward Manager in their absence and will also supervise other members of staff in order to maintain high standards of patient care.

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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