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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2021.

Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 150-ES5127-CEN

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Inpatient Rehabilitation, Nursing
Horizon Unit, Horsham

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

Ward Sister/Charge Nurse - 37.5 hours per week

Do you enjoy motivating patients to help them reach their full potential, and facilitating their safe discharge from hospital? We are looking for a Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to become part of our multidisciplinary team on Horizon Unit.

Horizon Unit is a vibrant and friendly 38-bed inpatient rehabilitation ward at Horsham Hospital with close links to other community inpatient services. We pride ourselves 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 ward GP, 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 and our community multidisciplinary teams, along with weekly consultant in-reach support.

Horizon has a dynamic and compassionate team, and we 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 patients and their families.

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 discount and salary sacrifice schemes

The surrounding area has good transport links to London and Brighton. We have onsite parking and are 5 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 Horizon Unit in Horsham 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:

Name: Donna Stallibrass

Job title: Matron

Email address:

Telephone number:07785 303454

Additional contact information

Felicia Dunne - Ward Manager


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