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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Critical Care Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 379-2618632-SEP20

Employer:
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Critical Care
Location:
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

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.


Are you interested in developing your nursing skills and have a desire to care for critically ill patients? The Critical Care Unit (ICU/HDU) can provide you with a comprehensive induction programme to help you develop these skills. You must have some recent acute ward experience post registration. Previous experience in Critical Care is not necessary. We have 31 beds currently and have plans to increase to 55 beds when our brand new Unit opens in a few years’ time.

We will offer you six weeks supernumerary time when you join us. The Critical Care foundation programme will include six full in house study days. We will provide study days with a variety of topics including ventilation, cardiac, neuro and a full simulation day to name a few. You will also be allocated to one of our practice educators to support you.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals are one of the leading acute Trusts on the South Coast. The Royal Sussex County in Brighton is located just a few minutes from the sea and close to our lively town centre! The Unit is within easy access to the seaside, countryside and a frequent train service to London and Gatwick airport. We are the Major Trauma Centre and Teaching Hospital for our area.

We are privileged to be able to care for a wide variety of patients which include: cardiac, neurosurgery, general medical/surgical, max fax, renal, and poly trauma patients amongst others and are looking for kind, caring and compassionate nurses to help us give these patients the best care possible and be part of our friendly and supportive team.

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.

 

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLucy PittJob titleMatronEmail addresslucy.pitt4@nhs.netTelephone number07341884379Additional contact information

Lucy Pitt 01273 696955 ext. 64273, lucy.pitt4@nhs.net

 




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 gov.uk 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: bsuh.hresvacancies@nhs.net


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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