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Unscheduled Care - A&E
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time and Part time hours available
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St Richards
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
29/10/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Sister/Charge Nurse Adult and Paediatric or dual Trained

NHS AfC: Band 6

Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people, who wish to be valued for their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding – we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog’s highest rating in all key inspection areas. (CQC October 2019)

Top 10 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Patient First - in 2015 the trust’s Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work. (Watch our video)

Are you a dynamic, motivated and flexible nurse, with relevant A&E experience and qualifications?

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally and enjoy empowering others to succeed?

St Richards Accident and Emergency Team are looking for Band 6 Nurses, as passionate about delivering quality patient care as we are who want to make a difference to patients and their families on what can often be the worst day of their lives.  

We are looking for someone who will bring a positive attitude to the Trust and have a flexible approach to working. You must have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to motivate and inspire the staff team and be a team worker.

We receive a wide variety of Emergency patients, including Trauma, Medical/Surgical Admissions, Gynaecology, Maternity and Paediatrics. We have a dedicated Stroke service with specialised training and development available.  We have a well-developed Emergency Nurse Practitioner team who work closely with staff to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in minor injury management and treatment.

We recognise that Mental Health is a challenge within A&E and have a dedicated Mental health liaison team that work closely with A&E/CDU and would welcome staff with experience of mental health or a dual trained qualification. 

We are a supportive and encouraging department with close links to Brighton University and are supported by our dedicated Practice Development Nurse. We are keen to support new staff with a two week supernumerary induction and have a buddying and mentoring system to ensure that you settle in to your new role as smoothly as possible.

 Full and Part time hours available

We look forward to meeting you and reading your application. 

If you would like to find out more through an informal visit we would love to introduce you to our team and give you a tour of our department.

For more information please contact Katrina Evans - Recruitment Sister   on 01243 788122 ext 32861    or Stephanie Walford - Practice Educator. 





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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katrina Evans
Job title
Recruitment Senior Sister
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Telephone number
01243 788122 ext 33405
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Stephanie Walford - Practice Educator Ext 33405

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