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Transfer Team - Staff Nurse - A&E - EDGH and Conquest Hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Full Time
We are busy Emergency Department, treating on average 50,000 patients a year. We are looking for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our pro-active & dynamic team.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to prepare & transfer patients safely across the acute site. Ensuring effective & efficient written & verbal handovers, with the use of Trust digital systems. Supporting flow through the Emergency Department & Acute gateway areas to mitigate overcrowding in the Emergency Department. There will be an opportunity to work closely with the clinical site team & senior nursing teams to ensure safe transfer of care.

We have a range of different skilled adult nurses & dedicated paediatric nurses who are all enthusiastic to share their vast experience & knowledge with you. The Head of Nursing, Matrons, Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Sister & Charge Nurses also work clinically to ensure high quality care is delivered to our patients & that staff are continually supported in all areas. We have also developed welfare teams so there is always somebody to listen & support you.

We are welcoming highly motivated, caring, enthusiastic & innovative individuals to come & join our exciting and dynamic nursing teams. We welcome informal visits so please contact one of us to arrange a telephone conference, or visit, to discuss the exciting opportunities we have to offer. We would be able to offer part time hours however all vacancies are internal rotation.

Main duties of the job

To prepare patients for a safe transfer of care across the Acute Site. Ensuring effective and efficient written and verbal handovers, with the use of Trust digital systems. Supporting flow through the Emergency Department and Acute gateway areas to mitigate overcrowding in the Emergency Department. Working with the clinical site team and senior nursing teams to ensure safe transfer of care when boarding has been implemented. Ensuring clinical space is re-prepared for consecutive use.

Every day we value great teamwork & respect, ensuring our patients come first, delivering safe & high-quality care, being responsible & accountable & ensuring everyone's contribution counts.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of diploma level / degree level study
  • Registered General Nurse on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • ECDL Qualification



  • Generic pre-registration experience in a care environment
  • An understanding of the NHS
  • Ability to undertake further training and development
  • Knowledge of quality, audit and research


  • Previous experience of chosen speciality
  • Previous experience of working in a hospital setting

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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