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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity for a band 5 staff nurse to work in a brand-new modern hospital, The Louisa Martindale Building. We are excited to have moved into level C8 with our Acute Frailty Area. The new hospital with its spacious bays, side rooms, amazing views of the sea and Downs, allows the best environment to care for our elderly patients.

Caring for short stay elderly patients who are acutely ill, with differing underlying chronic conditions, enables staff to have many learning opportunities. Some patients are diagnosed as 'frail' and may have cognitive impairment.

We hope that this opportunity is what you are seeking. If this interests you and you have the passion to deliver excellent care to our patients, we would love you to hear from and look forward to you joining our team. We offer training, support and will help develop your skills to become confident, competent and feel fulfilled in your role. We are supported by a practice educator for speciality medicine who will advise and encourage you in your continued professional development. You will receive a robust and supernumerary induction orientation programme to the area.

Main duties of the job

The nursing staff, working together with a dedicated multidisciplinary team, deliver person centred care working collaboratively to treat acutely unwell frail older people, focusing on the best outcomes for our patients.

We engage and involve patients, carers and their families from admission in care and discharge planning.

We provide education and training to our staff to increase their knowledge and awareness of the skills required to give the best care for older people, for example ,to prevent deconditioning, and pressure injuries, to provide improved nutrition and excellent palliative care.

About us

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

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK'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 programmefor 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

  • Working with patients, acting as their advocate , involving them in their care plans, assessing, planning , organising and delivering high standards of care whilst maintaining good ward management , documentation and organisational skills.
  • Contributing to the health promotion of all patients through education, support and referral to the appropriate professionals and agencies as required.
  • Where relevant , be responsible and assist in the coordination of discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Respecting patient individual needs and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues.

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification



  • oNMC registration -
  • oShows compassion and passion for the role/to give care


  • oPost registration experience working in an acute hospital setting or the ability to utilise pre-registration experience to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant settings

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex county Hospital

Eastern Road



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