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Sister/Charge Nurse - Sussex Ward

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
We are looking for a caring and compassionate individual who strives hard to ensure patients receive high quality and safe effective care, therefore working well in a team is essential.Whilst previous experience in intermediate care would be an advantage, we are looking for someone who has had nurse in charge experience and who is organised, has good clinical skills and knowledge and are efficient in their role. In this role you will be required to complete audits, complete Inphase investigations, manage staff sickness and have the ability to support the ward manager in ensuring high standards are met on the ward. This will include supporting staff to ensure they are up to date with trainings and competencies and completing achievement reviews of staff members to ensure their potentials are met in their developmental needs.

We have a fantastic team who are extremely supportive and have high work ethics to ensure high standards of care are delivered.

To provide the highest standard of professional nursing care to patients admitted with an acute medical condition, in conjunction with the inter-professional team.

To be responsible for the efficient operational management of the ward and to lead the team on a daily basis liaising closely with the Unit Manager.

To act as a professional role model and effective Leader able to work independently and demonstrate clinical expertise in all aspects of patient care.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, regarding the role please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Sussex ward

Canada Avenue



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