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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Staff Nurse - AAU

Job Reference: 374-AJ3534-A

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Staff Nurse - AAU
Conquest Hospital, ST Leonards on Sea Hastings
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Uckfield and Rye and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include:Staff development, Pension scheme, Auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service ( staff bank) On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), Staff lottery.

Please download and read the Recruitment Information Leaflet, attached as a document to this advert, as it will help you in the completion of your application

Conquest Hospital

Staff Nurse – Band 5

Acute Assessment Unit

37.5 hours per week, Internal Rotation

Would you like to make a difference or take on a new challenge?

Whether you are just starting out on your Nursing career, looking for a change of job, working in a Nursing Home or even returning to practice, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

AAU is an extremely busy 19 bedded ward that accepts patients for medical assessment from G.Ps and A&E. We are looking for a Staff Nurse with Acute Care experience to complete our team, who will have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and support students and staff with clinical expertise. You will also have the opportunity of working within our Same Day Emergency Care Clinic that also accepts patients for medical assessment from G.Ps and A&E giving you a very varied workload. We are looking to expand and develop this area in the very near future.

The successful applicant will be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising basic standards of care and professionalism. In return we will offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development. The team is both friendly and supportive, with a strong commitment to providing a high standard of care.

In return for your hard work and dedication, East Sussex Healthcare Trust offers excellent opportunities for career progression and professional development as well as a personal Induction. There are opportunities to complete your advance Nurse Practitioner and Nurse prescriber course. Other opportunities include completing post graduate Degrees or Masters. All Nurse are given the Mentorship course and leadership programmes.

In houses course included ALS/ILS, ALERT courses as well as many others.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDaphne CarewJob titleMatronEmail addressdaphne.carew@nhs.netTelephone number01424-755255 Ext 7478Additional contact information

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Daphne Carew Unit Matron, AAU Conquest – 01424-755255 Ext 7478


Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

Our vision is to be:

  • The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
  • Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
  • Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive and
  • Well led

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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