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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 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.

Weare looking forBand 5 Registered Nurses with a keen interest in surgery to welcome into our team on the Vascular Ward (Level 8 Tower) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. This post would be appropriate for both experienced or a newly qualified band 5 nurse. There is a comprehensive induction program for new starters and we have a ward based clinical educator.We are the Regional Vascular Centre serving patients across Sussex, with close links to the other hospitals within the county. The vascular ward has 37 beds. The position involves working some weekends and night shifts on a rotational basis.

The nursing team are amidst the most experienced in wound care management and pain control.. You will be looking after patients having a variety of major vascular operations including aneurysm repairs, bypass surgery and amputations. This role also includes the management of complex wounds.

We aim to have the highest reputation for delivering excellent care and we are looking for equally motivated and committed individuals to join our multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

  • To function within a team providing the highest of nursing care to complex surgical patients by assisting with personal care, administration of medications and organising own day to day work tasks with support from senior members of the team to achieve best clinical and professional practice.
  • Deliver patient- centred nursing care on the ward aiming to achieve the highest possible standards of care delivery, in accordance with the Trust's Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of care and assists in the interpretation of data relevant to the patient's condition and progress with the support of the Multi-Disciplinary team.

We offer a range of educational and development programmes that support your career progression, including a ward based clinical educator. New nurses will receive great support during their development.

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 Nurse with current NMC registration or soon-to-qualify

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital



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