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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2021.

Sister/Charge Nurse Adult and Paediatric

Job Reference: 279-MEW3465301

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust 279
Unscheduled Care - A&E
Worthing, Worthing
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata

About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC’s key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

Band 6 Senior Nurses - Accident and Emergency

Are you a dynamic, motivated and flexible nurse, with relevant A&E experience and qualifications?

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally and someone who enjoys nurturing and empowering others to flourish in their role?

The Accident and Emergency Team at Worthing are looking for Band 6 Senior Nurses who are as passionate about delivering quality patient care as we are and who want to make a difference to patients and their families at a time they are most in need.

We are looking for kind and caring, dynamic nurses with excellent communication and organisational skills, who are able to motivate, support and inspire others and be proactive in their role.

We receive a wide variety of Emergency patients, including Trauma, Medical/Surgical, Gynaecology, Maternity and Paediatrics. We have a dedicated Stroke Service with specialised training and development available. We have a well-developed Emergency Nurse Practitioner Team who work closely with staff to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in minor injury management and treatment.

We are a very supportive and encouraging department with close links to Brighton University and are supported by our dedicated Practice Development Team.

For more information, or to arrange an informal visit please contact Catherine Keegan, Emergency Department Matron on 01903-205111 Ext: 84174




For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCatherine KeeganJob titleMatronEmail addresscatherine.keegan1@nhs.netTelephone number01903-205111 Ext 84174Additional contact information

Band 7 Nurse in Charge - 01903-205111 Ext:86870

General information for 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 Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team by Email:

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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