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Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse Emergency Department

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will facilitate, manage and be responsible for the effective management and movement of patients through all the emergency acute care areas, combining considerable experience, clinical relationships, utilisation of staff and available resources appropriately whilst adhering to all departmental, Trust and Government policies, ensuring all patients receive a high standard of specialist nursing care.

The post holder will be a clinical expert and an excellent role model, providing a clear focus for clinical leadership, and be responsible for ensuring excellence through clinical care managing, teaching and encouraging professional development for all staff whilst meeting the Emergency Department Clinical Quality Indicators, KPIs and meeting the National Performance Targets and where necessary the wider acute floor.

Main duties of the job

Would you like to join our friendly emergency care team in Brighton's Major Trauma Centre and be part of the leadership and management of the Department's Patients and Staff? Are you interested in managing and developing nursing skills and have a desire to care for emergency care patients? You will have a superb career and professional development opportunities . We currently have 5 Resus and 26 majors cubicles. We have a busy minor's area and a large ambulatory clinical decision unit. Excitingly a multimillion pound redevelopment of the acute floor has begun which will bring the emergency department up to date with a purpose built 8 bedded resus and modern fit for purpose department. The department sees around 250-300 patients per day.

We are looking for a motivated, committed and team orientated senior nurses.

We are a progressive department that is committed to the highest standards of nursing care. You will act as an excellent role model, clinical practitioner and promote professional practice and work towards completing your full knowledge skills framework outline for Band 7.

We are looking for a dedicated, patient focused and reliable senior nurse to provide commitment to the highest standards of nursing care.

We are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts. For further information please refer to the Flexible Working for Registered Nurses document which is attached to this advert.

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

  • To act as a positive, effective and appropriate role model at all times.
  • Maintain and develop team morale, supporting all colleagues and assertively dealing with conflict.
  • To work closely with the Matron and Lead Clinician so that the vision and the goals of the Emergency Department are translated into practice.
  • To work with the Matron to proactively identify and participate in the implementation of changes to areas for improving nursing practice and service delivery.
  • To be responsible for patient care, patient management and patient flow, throughout all areas of the emergency department during a given shift.
  • Be fully aware in detail of any potential 12hr breaches and know the implications for the trust in not meeting these targets, work closely with the site team to meet targets & prevent any potential 12hr breaches.
  • As shift leader to validate breaches on daily basis.
  • To attend daily site, operational and department huddle meetings to represent the department.
  • To have a strong understanding and knowledge of departmental, trust wide, national and governmental policies, protocols, pathways and to be responsible for their implementation and ensure compliance in the department.
  • Develop and maintain effective channels of communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team in order to ensure a high standard of coordinated patient care.
  • Attend staff, department and trust wide meetings as directed by the Matron and support with the development of any department policies and procedures ensuring they are disseminated to all staff.
  • To ensure that any incident, complaint or other undue occurrence is managed in accordance with Trust policy, and reported to the Matron.

Person Specification



  • Significant B6 ED experience
  • Leadership or management course or relevant experience


  • Significant post registration education in relevant subjects or management



  • Level 2 trauma course
  • ALS

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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