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Staff Nurse

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

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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.

Weare looking forBand 5 Registered Nurses with a keen interest in surgery to welcome into our team on the Vascular Ward (Level 8 Tower) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. This post would be appropriate for both experienced or a newly qualified band 5 nurse. There is a comprehensive induction program for new starters and we have a ward based clinical educator.We are the Regional Vascular Centre serving patients across Sussex, with close links to the other hospitals within the county. The vascular ward has 37 beds. The position involves working some weekends and night shifts on a rotational basis.

The nursing team are amidst the most experienced in wound care management and pain control.. You will be looking after patients having a variety of major vascular operations including aneurysm repairs, bypass surgery and amputations. This role also includes the management of complex wounds.

We aim to have the highest reputation for delivering excellent care and we are looking for equally motivated and committed individuals to join our multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

  • To function within a team providing the highest of nursing care to complex surgical patients by assisting with personal care, administration of medications and organising own day to day work tasks with support from senior members of the team to achieve best clinical and professional practice.
  • Deliver patient- centred nursing care on the ward aiming to achieve the highest possible standards of care delivery, in accordance with the Trust's Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of care and assists in the interpretation of data relevant to the patient's condition and progress with the support of the Multi-Disciplinary team.

We offer a range of educational and development programmes that support your career progression, including a ward based clinical educator. New nurses will receive great support during their development.

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 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

  • Communicates effectively with patients, their carers and co-workers
  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with patients, visitors and colleagues. Works effectively within a multi-racial and cultural environment.

Service Delivery and Improvement
  • Promoting PFIS ward improvements.
  • Analyse and report information provided through appropriate clinical equipment and act upon gathered information.
  • Report/ action any accidents, incidents or undue occurrences reported or witnessed.
  • Work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

People Management and Development
  • Maintains accurate documentation to facilitate the continuity of care for patients.
  • Works closely with all members of the vascular team to ensure the needs of the critically ill patients are met.
  • Promote effective teamwork through demonstration of positive role modelling.
  • Deal with patient/relative complaints proactively.
  • Ensure that open communication occurs within the ward and that all staff are briefed on all items of importance for a safe and effective management

Person Specification

Experience and Qualification


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Knowledge of Band 5 Role


  • Evidence of professional development since qualification

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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