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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Practice Development Nurse / Clinical Skills Facilitator

Job Reference: 379-2625777-SEP20

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
£31,365 - £37,890 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.

Practice Development Nurse / Clinical Skills Facilitator for the Acute Respiratory Unit, (ARU) comprising of Catherine James, Egremont and Overton wards within speciality medicine in the medical division. The position is a substantive full time post comprising of one 11.5 hours clinical shift within the staffing template and three 8.5 hours supernumerary shifts for education, teaching and facilitating clinical skills competency.

Are you seeking a new challenge within a dynamic and rapidly expanding team? Do you have an interest in education/clinical skills facilitation? Do you have experience in both teaching and nursing patients’ with differing respiratory conditions? Are you passionate about delivering evidence-based care to the highest standard? We are seeking a confident/competent bank six nurse with respiratory experience to assist in developing, supporting and teaching nurses to safely care for both Level 1 & 2 patients who may be receiving Non Invasive Bi level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) Ventilation Therapy, have a tracheostomy in place or a chest drain sited.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, skilled individual, ready to join the multi-disciplinary team of nurses, doctors and physiotherapist, delivering acute care for our respiratory unit which consists of 3 wards totalling 31 male and female inpatient beds within the Barry Building at the Royal Sussex County hospital (RSCH). The nursing team rotate through all 3 wards and Overton ward will become the higher acuity ward caring for patients receiving Non Invasive BiPAP Therapy.

Essential requirements are to be a registered nurse, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience within an acute setting, possess a mentorship, assessor/supervisor qualification, an interest in education/teaching and have a good respiratory knowledge to deliver nursing care to the highest standard for patient group as detailed above. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of recent professional development. You will be supported in your role by ward manager, matron, educator and lead nurse for speciality medicine. We are committed to personal development for our staff.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) is currently going through an exciting period of change. The £500M “3T’s” redevelopment of The Royal Sussex County Hospital is underway. In January 2019, The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its report following its recent inspection of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH). This showed a significant improvement in our rating to the second-highest possible: ‘Good’. Medicine was rated as outstanding for the care delivered.

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit (which is advocated before applying for the post) please contact Sister Jade Carter-Moore or Matron Linda Hooper.

There will be a 10 minute presentation at the interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Jade Carter-Moore

Job title Ward Manager

Email address

Telephone number 01273 696955 ext 4660

Additional contact information

Matron Linda Hooper on 07798667058.

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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