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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2020.

ED Paediatric Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 326-2681405-SL

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Paediatric Emergency Nursing
East Surrey Hopsital, Redhill
32,933 - 39,681 Inc of high cost allowance

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Our Trust

Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and our staff tell us that we are a great place to work.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill; a community of over 535,000 people.

At East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, we provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. East Surrey Hospital is also the nearest trauma unit for Gatwick Airport.

We are one of the best performing Trusts in England:

  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given us an outstanding rating
  • SASH are in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
  • Our workforce are amongst the most motivated in the country; SASH is well above the national average for overall staff engagement
  • We are one of the safest hospitals in the country according to CQC’s intelligent monitoring
  • Up to 96% of people surveyed would recommend us to their friends and family
  • We are a National Patient Safety Awards Winner
  • SASH has one of the lowest levels of nursing vacancies in the country

East Surrey Paediatric Emergency Department

We are excited to announce our Paediatric Emergency Department is looking for a Paediatric Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to join our friendly, supportive and motivated team of Paediatric Nurses and Paediatric Practitioners.

Our Team is passionate about providing outstanding 24 hour Paediatric Emergency Care. In our modern and spacious department, we see approximately 35,000 children a year presenting with trauma and a wide spectrum of medical illness with mixed acuity.

The Department offers a structured Educational Programme, supported by designated Practice Development Nurses and a dynamic team of Clinical Practitioners who will support you in developing your knowledge and skills. Along with hospital based educational opportunities, the Hospital is affiliated with Brighton University and University of Surrey.

The Emergency Department is proud of our Emergency Practitioner and Advanced Clinical Practitioner pathways which are open to all senior staff wanting to progress to a senior nursing role. This is supported with a structured educational pathway and is managed by a dedicated team.

We are a large Trauma Unit within the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network. As a band 6 Paediatric ED nurse, you will be actively supported to advance your skills, gain expertise and confidence in all aspects of care given in the area of Paediatric Emergency and enjoy the challenge of managing a busy Paediatric Emergency department.

The Paediatric Emergency Service is staffed as a specialist area within the Emergency Department, it works closely alongside the Adult emergency service and is collaboratively linked with our Paediatric inpatient services. This in turn provides possibilities of rotation and flexible working across the Paediatric ward Outwood and the Children’s Assessment Unit, thus enhancing opportunities for career development and advancing your management experience across a paediatric service, we also encourage link working with dedicated specialist roles within the emergency department.

As a department we offer flexible working and all staff self-roster which allows for greater control over your off duty, as we are a 24 hour unit shift patterns will vary and will include day/night and weekend working.

The foundations of these close working relationships are rooted in the Trust values of ‘one team’, ‘compassion’, ‘dignity and respect’, and ‘safety and quality’ and its vision to provide ‘Outstanding Care’ for both the community we serve and its team of employees.

The high standard of patient care at East Surrey Hospital is reflected in our Friends and Family Survey results. These consistently place us within the top 20% of trusts nationally.

If you are looking to advance your knowledge, skills and managerial expertise in the specialty of Paediatric Emergency Care and want to enjoy coming to work then come and join us at the East Surrey Paediatric Emergency Department.

Interview date: 10th December 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTony NewmanJob titlePaediatric Senior Charge NurseEmail addresstony.newman@nhs.netTelephone number01737768811 ext 6905

We are proud of our diverse workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Staff benefits include on-site car parking for staff, Boots and WHSmith shops, restaurant facilities, full educational library services, on-site nursery at East Surrey Hospital and excellent rail and bus links. Metrobus are offering all new staff one month's free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please contact the company for details and Terms & Conditions). We also participate in a car sharing scheme and provide lockable storage for cycles.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with Agenda for change terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical & dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received we are unlikely to advise individual applicants if they have not been shortlisted. If we have not been in contact within four weeks of the closing date please consider that your applications has been unsuccessful.

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.

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