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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Haywards Heath
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Twineham ward is seeking dedicated and dynamic band 5 staff nurse to join our friendly department. Twineham is a 37 bedded, mixed sex orthopaedic ward providing a dedicated fractured neck of femur service, specialised care and acute rehabilitation for patients following emergency and elective surgery.

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration.

Main duties of the job

Twineham ward is a busy ward catering fractured neck of femur services and also providing care for a variety of injuries including fractures and soft tissue trauma, offering nurses a chance to develop their skills in orthopaedic nursing.You will be working with a friendly and experienced multidisciplinary team to:
  • 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
  • Deputise in the absence of more senior nursing staff and undertake ward management duties as required
  • Promote best clinical and professional practice
  • Ensure efficient use of resources
  • Assist in the promotion of a conducive learning environment for all staff and students

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

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.

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.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached enhanced job description.

Specific duties and responsibilities are subject to specific training, adhering to protocols/policies and formal assessment of competency.
  • Develop an understanding of all the elements of the nursing process and carry out ongoing assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care
  • Support individuals with all aspects of care including daily living, providing person centred care and promoting health and independence
  • Perform and record clinical observations as per Trust policy
  • Administer oral and IV medications safely in a timely manner after successful completion of the medication administration competencies
  • Undertake clinical tasks including venepuncture, cannulation, ECGs, Traction care, NG feeding, catheterisation etc

  • 6.Assist in the assessment of and contribute to the management of risk across several areas within the environment where care is being administered
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate action to meet the specific physical, emotional, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of individuals and carers

  • Person Specification



    • NMC qualification
    • Good written English application


    • Previous orthopaedic experience

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


    • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
    • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclustion


    • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
    • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


    Princess Royal Hospital

    Haywards Heath

    RH16 4EX

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