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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a driven, ambitious and autonomous Band 5 Nurse who is committed to delivering exceptional care for patients with long-term neurological conditions on B10 Ward. We accept and fully support newly qualified or experienced nurses.

B10 is a Neuromedical Ward with 15 beds this includes a Video Telemetry room in which we carry out investigations for patients presenting with seizures. We care for a variety of long-term neurological conditions including MND, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease alongside other rare acute conditions including Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis.

B10 Ward boasts a day case Planned Investigation Unit (PIU) in which we administer specialist infusions including IV Immunoglobulin, Tysbari and Ocrelizumab. Alongside these we also care for ward attenders undergoing procedures such as lumbar puncture, CT Myelogram, GON injections and more.

The Trust has undergone a physical transformation with a brand-new hospital built at RSCH which opened in June 2023. We are honoured to be one of the wards in this new building.

Our philosophy is to look after our patients with skill, kindness and compassion and to provide our staff with a strong team support network in which they can achieve developmental milestones and gain a variety of skills and abilities.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will work as part of a team to provide an effective, safe environment of care for individual patients, their relatives and carers.

Previous experience in a neurology speciality is desirablebut not essential, an interest in this speciality is essential.
  • Provides effective, safe, evidence based patient care in 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.
  • Effectively processes admissions & transfers and plans discharges in accordance with UHSx 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 UHSx policy, including parenteral administration.

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 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 bestthat 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 HCAs and other staff may be required to take charge of the ward on an ad hoc basis

Effectively and professionally deals with emergency situations

Participates in the supervision, mentorship and development of students and colleagues

Adheres to local and National policies and guidelines

Ensures safe practice with regard to moving and handling, SHARPS, infection control etc

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification

NMC pin


  • Has NMC pin or is about to qualify


  • Neurology experience
  • Has worked in an acute trust

Equality and Diversity


  • 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)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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