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Sister/Charge Nurse - Westham Ward

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Westham Ward is a busy 27-bedded mixed Acute Respiratory Ward. A multidisciplinary approach to care is practised. The team is friendly & supportive, with a strong commitment to providing a high standard of care.

Our aim is to maximise and deliver excellent patient care by using all the resources available. To reduce length of hospital stay & maintain patient flow. This is achieved by having a daily multi-disciplinary meeting, to discuss every patient. The Hospital Intervention Team, Social Services, medical teams & the nursing staff, meet to establish the needs of the patient, the management plan & how a safe discharge can be achieved in the timeliest manner.

We pride ourselves on having a friendly & welcoming team. We work very closely with our colleagues from Adult Social Care & Allied Health Professionals - Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists & with our Mental Health Team.

We are looking for experienced Sister/Charge Nurse to complete our team, who will provide strong leadership, excellent communication skills & the ability to develop & support students and staff with clinical expertise.

You will need at least two years experience in an acute setting at Band 5, ENB 998(Mentorship level 3) or the equivalent.

Main duties of the job

To support the ward Matron in maintaining efficient, effective, safe delivery of patient care, within an environment that promotes a responsive approach to changing Healthcare needs.

The successful applicant will be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising basic standards of care & professionalism. In return we will offer you excellent managerial support & commitment to your personal professional development.

In return for your hard work and dedication, East Sussex Healthcare Trust offers excellent opportunities for career progression and professional development. We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Qualified RGN/RN/RSCN with active NMC Registration
  • Educated to degree level supplemented by diploma level specialist training or relevant equivalent training and experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Diploma Professional practice or working towards this Qualification
  • NVQ Assessor Award (D32/33/AI)



  • Substantial post registration experience at band 5
  • Experience of working autonomously and managing a caseload


  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Experience of teaching and presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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