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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

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 B6 with our Infectious Diseases unit. We have recently hailed as the Centre for Infectious Diseases for the whole of Southeast Area. The new hospital with its spacious hallways and side rooms, amazing views of the sea and Downs, allows the best environment to care for our patients.

Caring for short stay patients who are acutely ill, with differing infectious disease conditions, enables staff to have many learning opportunities.

Applicants will be working our established Multi-Disciplinary teams of Consultant,junior doctors, nurses , physiotherapist, occupational therapist and dedicated flow coordinator who are constantly striving to improve the care experience for all patients and their relatives.

We hope that this opportunity is what you are seeking. If this interest you and you have the passion to deliver excellent care to our patients, we would love to heard from and look forward to you joining our team. You will be supported by the senior nursing team to develop your skills to become confident, competent and feel fulfilled in your role.

We pride ourselves in maintaining high standards for Infection control by providing a clean environment , effective handwashing and negative pressured siderooms to isolate infectious patients.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualificationand requiresponsorshipwe are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.
  • Provides effective, safe, evidence based patient care 1n accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.
  • Adheres to NMC code of conduct.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individualised evidence based patient care.
  • Works in accordance with ward philosophy and nursing model.
  • Effectively processes admissions & transfers and plans discharges in accordance with UHSussex policy and standards.
  • Actively participates in promotion of education for patients, their relatives and colleagues with consideration to resources available.
  • Ensures provision of all drugs as prescribed in accordance with UHSussex policy, including parenteral administration.
  • Ensures safe practice with regard to moving and handling, SHARPS adheres to trust infection prevention policies including Personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Provides accurate documentation of patient care in accordance with UHSussex and national policies.

  • 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.

    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 a buddy 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 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.

    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

  • Prioritises care and delegates workload and ward activities appropriately to HCA's and other staff may be required to take charge of the ward on an ad hoc basis.
  • Effectively and professionally deals with emergency situations.
  • Adheres to local and National policies and guidelines.
  • Contributes and actively participates in correct reporting and handling of incidents and accidents.
  • Has awareness of ward and team dynamics.
  • Identifies and reports malfunctioning equipment and takes necessary action.
  • Ensures adequate ward stock levels are maintained.
  • Maintains awareness of ward resource issues.
  • Processes patient property and valuables in accordance with UHSussex policy.

  • Please see attached Job Description for full details.

    Person Specification



    • Registered General Nurse with current NMC registration or soon-to-qualify


    • experience in acute medical ward

    Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


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

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


    Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Eastern Road


    BN2 5BE

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