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Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care Conquest

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to join our friendly and supportive critical care team. We are looking for a nurse who is able to demonstrate recent substantive experience at Band 5 level in a critical care environment and is able to evidence the completion of the Intensive care course with 6 months post consolidation.

We looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is an excellent communicator and has a genuine interest in developing their critical care skills. Interpersonal skills are essential and they will be demonstrating the ability to be forward thinking and passionate about delivering high standards of care.

Conquest Critical Care currently is a 11 bedded unit, comprising 6 Level 3 (ITU) beds and 5 Level 2 (HDU) beds. There are plans to increase to 14 beds in 2024.

Main duties of the job

To work within the multi disciplinary team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to level 2 and 3 patients. Thus providing comprehensive patient care and ensuring the optimum level of physical and psychological well-being is maintained throughout period of critical illness. To provide support to significant others i.e. Relatives and Families during the same period. To provide support to senior and more junior colleagues to ensure a cohesive approach to patient care on a shift to shift basis. To take charge of unit in absence of Senior Sister/Charge Nurse colleagues ensuring above is maintained.

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. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. 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



  • Registered Nurse
  • Basic Life Support
  • Willingness to undertake ALS if not already held
  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification
  • Recognised critical care qualification


  • Diploma or degree level study.
  • ALS course.



  • Minimum of 4 years critical care experience working at band 5
  • Passed ICU course both modules and consolidated for 6 months


  • General surgical/medical or specialist ward experience



  • Demonstrates attention to detail and professional attitude towards completion of application form

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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