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Critical Care Staff Nurse, Eastbourne

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Sussex
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team on our Critical Care Unit in Eastbourne where we care for the most acutely ill patients in the hospital.

Critical Care EDGH comprises of 5 level 3 beds and 3 level 2 beds.

You will be fully supported in learning how to care for patients in the Critical Care setting and receive training to grow and expand your knowledge in all aspects of looking after the acutely ill patient. These include:-
  • Recognition of the Acutely ill Patient
  • Care of the Ventilated Patient
  • Airway management, including Intubation and Extubation
  • Respiratory support , including CPAP, Hi-Flow and Humidification
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Sedation
  • Understanding Blood Gases
  • ECG Rhythm Recognition
  • Use of Inotropes
  • Haemofiltration

All the above are additions to the basic nursing care that we continuously provide to all our patients.

To care for our patients we need a highly skilled and innovative team. We will support your development through every stage of your career with our dedicated Critical Care education team headed by our unit Practice Educator.

Our well established programme for registered nurses will be tailored to you, combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for you to excel in your role. You will have access to expert clinical mentors and higher education programmes such as the Critical Care Course at degree or master's level.

Main duties of the job

Carrying out all aspects of caring for the acutely ill patient with support from senior colleagues.

Planning and implementing individualised patient care that is evidence based to the very highest standards.

Communicating effectively and showing kindness and compassion to patients, relatives and colleagues alike.

Working with the multi-disciplinary team to enhance patient care.

To work as part of a team, sharing knowledge, experience and supporting other colleagues.

Dealing with emergency situations in a professional manner.

Ensuring robust documentation.

Participating proactively in ongoing audit and quality improvement projects.

Following policies and procedures.

We work closely with our 'sister' unit at the Conquest Hospital and cross-site working, at times, is a requirement of the role.

This list is not exhaustive and applicants should refer to the Job Description attached to the advert for full information about the role.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Basic Life Support


  • Diploma or degree level study.
  • ALS course
  • Recognised Degree level Teaching and Assessing course
  • Recognised Degree level Intensive Care course



  • Experience of working on general wards as a trained nurse or student.


  • Previous experience or involvement in research/audit projects.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust



Kings Drive

East Sussex

BN21 2UD

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