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Bank Staff Nurse (LL/SL Stage)

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton General Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
13 Feb 2025

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Band 5
Part Time
Here at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust we are passionate about delivering the highest quality care to all our patients. In order to help us achieve this, we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed band 5 registered nurses to join our temporary workforce.

As a trust bank nurse you will be able to choose a flexible working pattern to suit your work life balance in a variety of clinical settings working as part of a committed multidisciplinary team.

This job description gives a broad overview of the key responsibilities of a band 5 nurse bank. Guidance should be given by the nurse in charge on specific responsibilities and skills directly relating to your job assignment.

East Sussex Service Locations:
  • Crowborough, Southview Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1HB
  • Uckfield Community Hospital Framfield Road Uckfield East Sussex TN22 5AW
  • Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill Road Lewes East Sussex BN7 1PE
  • Chailey - Beggars Wood Road BN8 4JN
  • Brighton and Hove Intermediate Care Unit Laburnum Ave Hove BN3 7JW
  • Hove, BN3 7HY
  • Healthfield Community Health Centre TN21 0XG
  • Kleinwort Centre Butlers Green Road Haywards Heath West Sussex

West Sussex Service Locations:
  • Crawley Hospital, RH11 7DH,
  • Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road Horsham RH12 2DR
  • Worthing Area
  • Bognor WM Hospital, Shripney Rd, Bognor Regis, PO22 9PP
  • Arundel Hospital Chichester Road Arundel BN18 0A
  • Hayworthe Villa, RH16 1DB

More locations in West Sussex available.

Main duties of the job

We are a team of RGNs, Associate Practitioners, Healthcare assistants, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation support workers who aim to maximise our patients' potential to enable them to return home. When that is not possible, we work closely with our adult social care colleagues to plan best outcomes.

We are looking for bank RGN who enjoys working as part of a friendly and supportive team. It is hard work but very rewarding - planning the patient pathway, enabling them to progress and supporting them through setbacks is what we do best.

Here at SCFT we are proud of the care we offer to all our patients. Our Trust inpatient units' care was rated 'Outstanding' in our most recent CQC inspection.

As this is a 24-hour service, internal rotation will be operating.

About us

Why work for us?
  • We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services working in supportive team environments, including medical, clinical, support and corporate services
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly.
  • A variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county.
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities tailored to individuals.
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • We are proud to be a Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces.
  • We are proud to be a Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast.
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver multi-professional high quality care, 24 hours a day, working with patients towards rehabilitation, self-management and independence throughout the continuum of care. To lead a team of nurses supporting evidence based care, facilitating staff learning and development.

Please see job description and person spec attached for more details.

Person Specification



  • RN qualification
  • NMC Registration


  • mentorship qualification



  • Relevant student experience


  • 1 year post registration experience
  • Experience in a hospital setting

Key skills/Abilities


  • Is able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • Knowledge of current local policies informing community health and social care services
  • Promote independence and choice in undertaking patient care
  • Basic computer skills or willing to achieve within an agreed period
  • A range of clinical competencies

Other Requirements


  • Demonstrate ability to reflect and learning from situations
  • Clear examples of co-operative team working
  • Identifies difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of self awareness
  • Evidence of post registration learning and development

Equal Opportunities


  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust



Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove Brighton BN2 3EW

Brighton General Hospital


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