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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit friendly and enthusiastic Staff Nurses with excellent communication skills to work on the Acute Assessment Unit, Emergency Ambulatory care Unit (EACU)

You will have the opportunity to rotate between the 2 areas and your role will involve assessment and provision of nursing care for patients from all specialities. This role will provide variety and allow you to develop skills to care for both medical and surgical patients having a wide range of procedures. You will need to have good acute assessment skills and be able to cope under pressure in a busy environment.

We would welcome applications from both Newly qualified nurses and those with previous acute care experience.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring all our patients receive the highest quality of care in a safe and secure environment. You will be joining a committed team who are constantly striving to improve the acute care experience for all patients and their relatives. We work closely with all teams associated with emergency admissions and admission avoidance.

We are looking for someone that is forward thinking, well organized with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change. We work on a system of internal rotation of shifts including weekends and night duty. We are strongly committed to the development of all our team and will support you in your continued personal and professional development with the guidance of our dedicated Practice Educator.

Main duties of the job

  • Provides effective, safe, evidence based patient care in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure optimum standards of care for all patients.
  • Undertake planning, implementation, evaluation and re-evaluation of individual programmes of care, taking into account the patient's dignity, religious and cultural needs under supervision.
  • Actively participates and monitors the promotion of education for patients, their relatives and colleagues and ensures these needs are met within available resources.
  • To develop into expanded roles of wound care, venepuncture and defibrillation and maintain competency in these roles.
  • To ensure that the delivery of all nursing care complies with departmental, NMC and Trust policies, protocols, procedures and guidelines.
  • Be accountable for own professional judgements, actions and omissions.
  • Regularly handle heavy patients/objects adhering to Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Ensure appropriate standards are met when being exposed to hazardous/biological substances.
  • Ensures provision of all drugs as prescribed in accordance with UHSussex policies.
  • Processes patient property and valuables in accordance with UHSussex policy.

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 ourPatient 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 ourwellbeing 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 ensure all communication is timely, accurate, honest and effective and is managed with discretion.
  • To report clearly and concisely, written, verbal and computer-entered relevant information regarding the care and well-being of patients, including participation in handovers of patients care.
  • Liaises with the ward manager, senior nurse and colleagues regarding any issues/areas of concern.
  • To establish and maintain effective communications with all members of the public, including challenging behaviour, learning disability or persons with additional needs and bereavement.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and collaborative working with the multi-disciplinary team including but not limited to the clinical site team, integrated discharge team and acute floor pharmacists.
  • To provide patients and carers with relevant written and verbal care advice.
  • Provides accurate and contemporaneous documentation of patient care in accordance with and national policies.
  • Makes and receives telephone calls with due courtesy, effectively imparting and recording information taking into account confidentiality, Caldicott and Data Protection.
  • Handles complaints and plaudits in a professional manner and in accordance with Trust policy.

Person Specification

Application and Interview


  • Registered Nurse
  • Basic Life Support Mandatory Training


  • Acute Experience
  • Immediate Life Support Training

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital



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