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Head of Nursing - DAS Division

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Senior Nursing team in DAS Division.

DAS Division covers services in a variety of surgical specialties Head and Neck, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Breast, Urology, Theatres, Day Surgery, Audiology, Vascular, Pain services, Resuscitation.

As Head of Nursing, you will be responsible for the clinical leadership and governance of a specified area within the Division and lead on the day-to-day operational leadership and patient flow challenges. You will also be key in the delivery of Divisional and Organisation strategies.

We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse with demonstrable compassionate, innovative, and supportive leadership skills to empower their clinical teams to deliver excellent patient care and service developments.

You will be supported to develop your leadership skills as a senior leader in the organisation.

There is an expectation with this role to participate in the Senior Manager on call rota and cross site working.

Main duties of the job

Be an inspiring, compassionate clinical leader ensuring the highest standards of nursing practice and clinical care is delivered to patients.

Provide professional leadership and management to a clearly defined area of staff including recruitment, appraisal, continual professional development and disciplinary matters in order to provide a patient focused service.

About us

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

We provide safe, compassionate 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 contact Evette Davies Assistant Director of Nursing

Person Specification



  • Current Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration


  • Achievement of Masters level qualification relevant to role



  • Management and leadership experience at a senior level in the NHS or healthcare environment.


  • Experience of delivering presentations to large groups of stakeholders



  • Ability to act as a role model


  • Ability to work effectively between strategic and operational activities where required.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust



The Ridge


BN21 2UD

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