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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 379-2561940-AUG20

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Major Trauma Ward
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Gold accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

Come and join our new Major Trauma ward offering fantastic opportunities and support for a career pathway within a friendly and dynamic team.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals is transforming and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. We are a highly progressive, ambitious university teaching hospital and regional center for a wide variety of specialist services. With an annual turnover of over £550m there is a clear determination to achieve the Trust’s strategic ambitions, including a £420m redevelopment and transformation of the Trust’s estate – the Teaching, Trauma and Tertiary (3T) Care infrastructure.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Major Trauma the new ward opened in 2019, we are excited to welcome applicants to join this new and dynamic Major Trauma team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. This post will offer opportunities to gain knowledge skills and education in Major Trauma. All staff will be supported to complete the National Major Trauma competencies with support in clinical practice and with formal teaching.

There is a strong leadership team with a Ward Manager and Advanced Nurse Practitioner, as well as the Major Trauma practitioners who will support development and learning on the ward.

The Major Trauma Ward is a 24 bedded, mixed sex ward. The ward will catering for a variety of complex injuries ranging from major lacerations to complex road traffic trauma patients offering nurses a chance to develop skills in high acuity nursing. There is a wide age range amongst our patients affording excellent experience in basic nursing care, rehabilitation and complex discharge planning.

A kind and compassionate manner, and an interest in providing an excellent standard of care are essential.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring nurse with recent acute experience or newly qualified to join our team. We are a very supportive team and can offer a structured Orientation Programme and are happy to give you help and guidance to develop. There are various study days and courses held within the Trust and with Brighton & Sussex University to support your learning. Brighton and Hove is a city located on the coast of Sussex just one hour from London. The beach is just moments from the hospital and to the north of the city we are surrounded by the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our city has superb transport links into London, just 50 minutes on the train, and access to Gatwick airport.

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.

Part time will be considered.




For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJo GrantJob titleWard ManagerEmail addressJoanne.grant6@nhs.netTelephone numberExt 3904Additional contact information



General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 /448616 or by email:

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