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Site Nurse Practitioner

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a vacancy to join the Site Management Team as a Band 7 Site Nurse Practitioner at Worthing Hospital .

We are a small, well motivated and hard working team using our clinical as well as management and organisational skills on a daily basis.

Our challenges vary every day, making it a great role for staff to liaise with the many specialities and departments within the hospital.We are often dealing withclinical emergencies anywhere on site, where you will need to work as an autonomous practitioner as well as part of an emergency team. The role also involves managing ongoing bed capacitythroughout the day, so if you like solving puzzles, then this is the role for you.We offer you aninduction period and support you at every stage of your progression.

The role carries significant responsibilities such as managing site issues on a 24 hour basis and involving night rotation, where you will be part of the Hospital at Night team.

You will need to be a Band 6 with substantial experience at that level, also ward management would be an advantage. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge.

If you are looking for a challenge for the next year then this is it, you will need to be able to communicate effectively, solve complex problems whilst thinking on your feet, and have good negotiation skills, as well as a sense of humour.

Main duties of the job

This role will actively support the patient's pathway through thehospital, both managerially and clinically. The three principleresponsibilities of this team are:
  • To facilitate the timely and appropriate clinical placement ofpatients
  • To provide clinical advanced nursing practice and decision making
  • To operationally support and manage the hospital site 24 hours aday, 7 days a week.

The focus of the team is about crossing boundaries and identifyingsolutions resulting in support and facilitation of an effective patient'spathway.

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

  • Responsibility for the timely and appropriate clinical placement of patients by planning and managing the effective utilisation of inpatient beds providing an efficient and effective service for both emergency and elective admissions.
  • To provide senior nurse support through advanced assessment skills, clinical interventions and clinical management support for all the clinical areas where needed.
  • To ensure that patients receive timely assessment, referral and transfer from the A& E department and assessment areas in order that clinical care can be optimum and the national priorities achieved.
  • To troubleshoot during the patient pathway to assist the clinical areas to improve the patient experience.
  • You will act as the point of contact during the out of hours period, liaising with the on-call teams as necessary. You will be responsible for enacting the overnight plans discussed with the Clinical Site Manager.

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse
    • Extensive experience as a band 6
    • Evidence of further ongoing professional development
    • Demonstrable teaching and coaching skills and teaching qualification
    • ALS/ALERT Trained or willingness to undertake and complete


    • Leadership Qualification or equivalent experience
    • Demonstrable change management experience

    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)


    Worthing Hospital

    Lyndhurst Road


    BN11 2DH

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