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Staff Nurse - Surgical Assessment Unit

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse post within the surgical division to join a dynamic and growing team. The Surgical Assessment Unit is a 12 bedded Unit and also includes a seated assessment area for urgent GP referrals.

SAU assesses patients from the following 4 specialties:

- General Surgery

- Orthopaedics

- Urology


To act as a role model in the assessing, planning, implementation, evaluation and delivery of a high standard to care for patients attending the Unit/Department.

The post holder will work as part of a team to provide a safe, effective, efficient care environment for patients, relatives and carers in SAU. Take part in the development and continual improvement of the service ensuring it is responsive and patient centred with the support of the Sister/Charge Nurse, Senior Sister and Matron. Be expected to work autonomously and independently, take part in the daily running of the department whilst providing advice and support to nursing assistances.

The service we provide is 24/7 therefore the post holder will be part of a shift rotation.

Main duties of the job

You will ensure that patients are seen in a safe, caring, professional timely manner. All patients and carers are kept fully informed whilst ensuring the highest possible standards of care are delivered, liaising with members of the multiple disciplinary teams to ensure patients receive a high standard of care. The department focuses on staff development actively seeks and creates opportunities for professional growth and development both within the Trust and utilising external sources.

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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