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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2021.

Critical Care Nurse

Job Reference: 379-3494715-SEP21

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust 379
Critical Care
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
£25,655 - £31,534 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.

Critical Care Staff Nurse

Are you interested in developing your nursing skills and have a desire to care for critically ill patients? The Critical Care Unit (ICU/HDU) can provide you with a comprehensive induction programme to help you develop these skills. You must have some recent acute ward experience post registration. Previous experience in Critical Care is not necessary. We have 31 beds currently and have plans to increase to 55 beds when our brand new Unit opens in a few years’ time.

We will offer you five weeks supernumerary time when you join us. The Critical Care steps one programme will include five full in house study days. We will provide study days with a variety of topics including ventilation, cardiac, neuro and a simulation day. You will also be allocated to one of our practice educators to support you.

University Hospitals Sussex are one of the leading acute Trusts on the South Coast. The Royal Sussex County in Brighton is located just a few minutes from the sea and close to our lively town centre! The Unit is within easy access to the seaside, countryside and a frequent train service to London and Gatwick airport. We are the Major Trauma Centre and Teaching Hospital for our area.

We are privileged to be able to care for a wide variety of patients which include: cardiac, neurosurgery, general medical/surgical, max fax, renal, and poly trauma patients amongst others and are looking for kind, caring and compassionate nurses to help us give these patients the best care possible and be part of our friendly and supportive team.

We are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts. For further information please refer to the Flexible Working for Registered Nurses document which is attached to this advert.

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require Tier 2 sponsorship please apply for our Internationally Qualified Nurse Advert.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name    Lucy Pitt
Job title    Matron
Email address
Telephone number 07341 884379

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 HR Employment Services 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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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