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Staff Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
** 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 **

In support of the Cardiac Theatre manager the post holder contributes and actively participates in the smooth running of the two cardiac theatres and one hybrid theatre. The post holder is a confident and competent practitioner responsible under supervision of providing effective safe research based patient care.

Main duties of the job

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) Trust is the regional teaching hospital working across two sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath. The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital and the Haywards Heath campus includes the Hurstwood Park Regional Centre for Neurosciences.

We provide acute services to our general populations in the City of Brighton and Hove and in Mid Sussex and more specialist and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the South Coast of England.

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

Assist and support the theatre manager in the effective management of the department in accordance with the Trusts Personnel Policies and Procedures.

To co-ordinate daily departmental activities and maximise department resource potential with supervision from senior staff.

Plan own work load and other junior staff effectively.

Assist in monitoring budgetary expenditure in relation to the care Centre and theatre department, identifying and applying cost-efficient practice.

Responsible for documentation of peri-operative details in the integrated pathway which facilitates collaboration between members of thee multi disciplinary team in delivering patient care.

Ability to safely transfer patients post surgery to the ward or high dependency unit.To establish and maintain effective communication within the multi disciplinary team.

To act as the patients advocate respecting patient privacy and dignity.

Communicate and interact with other departments within the cardiac unit.

Person Specification

Experience / Qualifications




  • Good team worker, leadership qualities
  • Administrative skills / IT skills / Current professional issues
  • Aware of policies and procedures to follow when required.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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