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Recruitment Open Day for Soon-to-Qualify and Registered Adult Nurses

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton, Haywards Heath, Chichester, Worthing
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Are you thinking that this year you want to develop your career?

Wanting a new challenge and want to do it in a supportive progressive environment?

Look no further.....

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust are excited to invite you to our Band 5 Staff Nurse Recruitment Open Day on Monday 13th May at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath. We welcome you to apply to attend for Adult Staff Nurse positions across all our Trust sites. You will be invited to arrive for either a morning or afternoon session, when we will tell you more about our Trust, you will meet ward leaders from different departments and you will be interviewed on the day.

We at University Hospital Sussex have lots of opportunity for you across our trust. We run seven hospitals across Sussex. 2023 saw us open new buildings in Royal Sussex County Hospital, which allowed us to provide modern facilities for patients and staff in more than 40 wards and departments. This has allowed us to grow our workforce and provide amazing educational opportunities for staff to grow and develop in their careers.

Main duties of the job

We have an award winning preceptorship programme that will allow you to transition through your first year with support and guidance. This is protected time away from your ward and allows you to network and grow within your peer group. With a variety of specialities on offer such as Neurosurgery, ENT, Orthopaedics, Gastro Medicine/ Surgery and Theatres we surely have something that will capture your interest.

At University Hospitals Sussex, we are committed to supporting the NHS in becoming the world's first net zero health service. We have developed our plan using the Care without Carbon framework for sustainable healthcare. Projects that deliver the greatest direct CO2 reduction, as well as cultural change, will be prioritised.

In summary what can we offer you:
  • Access to ongoing training and continual professional development opportunities.
  • Access different services and get different skills on the areas you're interested in.
  • Best work/life balance so we'll offer you a supportive and flexible working environment that will allow this.
  • We have an excellent health and wellbeing support network for all our colleagues, including lots of discounts in local business and hospitality.
  • You'll be working at some of the best locations in the South East, from the harbour side at Chichester, to the rolling downs of Sussex and the vibrant charms of Worthing and Brighton.

We want to hire talent: if this is you, join us today!

About us

Join us at UHSussex , 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

Expert Clinical Practice
  • To review patients on admission: ensure patients have timely access to appropriate investigations, referrals and assessments and that relevant personnel are informed.
  • Undertake clinical competencies relevant to nursing role.
  • To support staff when indicated in the management of challenging patients, families or situations.
  • To deal sensitively with patients and / or relatives / carers who may be exhibiting a high level of anxiety or aggression.
  • To be able to sympathetically convey unwelcome news to patients and / or relatives/carers regarding diagnosis and potential recovery.

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

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.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Adult Nurse with current NMC registration or soon-to-qualify

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital, St Richard's Hospital or Worthing Hospital

Brighton, Haywards Heath, Chichester, Worthing


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