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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2020.

Staff Nurse - Piper Ward

Job Reference: 150-ES4547-CEN-A

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Rehabilitation/Stroke Rehabilitation
Crawley Hospital, Crawley
£24,907-£30,615 pa (pro rata)

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Do you enjoy motivating patients to help them reach their full potential, and facilitating their safe discharge from hospital? If so, we are looking for registered nurses to become part of our multidisciplinary teams.

Piper is a vibrant, friendly 26-bed ward in Crawley Hospital with 10 beds dedicated to stroke rehabilitation. It has close links to other community inpatient services and prides itself in caring for patients of all ages with a variety of complex medical conditions and those who have post-surgical rehabilitation needs.

Our multidisciplinary team includes a doctor, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and a social worker. To help our patients experience a high standard of care we also have input from Specialist Nurses, a consultant from our local acute Trust, and community teams supporting discharges from hospital.

The ward has a dynamic and compassionate team who aim to provide high quality, evidence-based care. The care and therapy our patients receive is delivered through careful patient-centred assessment with involvement from the patient and their families. We are very lucky to have a therapy gym and a day room enabling us to provide an extensive activity timetable to maximise patient recovery. The feedback we have received from patients is that receiving care in this environment has been invaluable to them on their journey after an acute event.

Our last Care Quality Commission inspection rated our community inpatient services as Outstanding for Caring and our overall Trust rating as Good. If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you:

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment, including student placements
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development including relevant university modules
  • Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing, including support to transition from a non-NHS environment
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discounts and salary sacrifice schemes

The surrounding area has good transport links to London and Brighton. We have onsite parking and are 15 minutes’ walk away from the train station and local town.

If you are committed to providing care in a compassionate and safe environment then working on Piper Ward in Crawley Hospital will be an opportunity for you to use your existing skills, gain new ones, and be part of a great team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lorraine Arnold (Ward Manager)

01273 696 011 ext 6934 or

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