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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 379-3482644-SEP21

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust 379
Trauma and orthopedics
Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards heath
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum

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.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed and motivated Registered Nursing Associate to join our excellent nursing team.

Twineham ward is a 34 bedded mixed sex, fractured neck of femur ward and also provides care for a variety of injuries including fractures and soft tissue trauma.

This is an outstanding opportunity if you are looking for a new challenge and would like to continue your professional development journey.

You will be working with a friendly and experienced multidisciplinary team, providing patient centered and evidence based care. You will be accountable for your own practice while supporting the registered nurse by caring for patients and delivering high standards of care

To succeed, you’ll need to be committed to delivering high quality, patient focused care with pride and respect, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to provide evidence of personal and professional development.

For newly qualified Nursing Associates the trust has a robust preceptorship programme and you will receive excellent opportunities for development. There is the opportunity to undertake the Trusts accredited orthopaedic module as part of your development . Along the way, you will be supported by the in-house Practice Development Nurse and a named mentor who will oversee your training needs, supported by the wider divisional education team.

In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment, you can expect a truly excellent comprehensive induction programme whilst being part of a fantastic and dedicated team that supports each other and operates with consideration and dignity at all times.

Informal visits are welcomed, please contact-

Louise Cross, Trauma and orthopaedic Matron-

Mitty Jose, Ward Manager-

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name    Mitty Grace Jose
Job title    Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number    01444 441881 extn: 65449

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

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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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