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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/10/2021.

Staff Nurse, Critical Care, Band 5

Job Reference: 326-3555731-AD

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Critical Care
Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Redhill
£26,938 - £33,111 per annum including HCA

We want to give you the best possible experience in the next stage of your career.

We strive to be the best place to work and the best place to be cared for. We pride ourselves on supporting our colleagues to thrive in their existing roles and to develop their careers with us.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill. SASH is:

  • We’ve been named the 2021 Acute NHS Trust of the Year, in the annual Health Service (HSJ) Journal Awards for our clear ambition and vision and a significant improvement journey over a number of years’.
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work
  • We achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey
  • In 2019, we were crowned best dementia-friendly hospital in the country and shortlisted at the Health Service Journal Awards for organisation of the year.

Staff benefits

  • Our location: you can access beautiful countryside, historic towns and villages and bustling city life all nearby. With good schools, nature reserves and cultural attractions on our doorstep, and both London and Brighton easily accessible too, there’s something for everyone nearby.
  • On-site nursery
  • Free on-site car parking for staff
  • On-site Boots and WHSmith shops
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Full educational library services
  • Excellent rail and bus links
  • Metrobus, local bus operator offer all new staff one month's free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please visit the Metrobus website for details and terms and conditions)
  • Lockable storage for cycles
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A huge range of Health Service Discounts at hundreds of big brands from holidays to gadgets and restaurants to retail.

Staff Nurse, Critical Care, Band 5

The Department of Critical Care is purpose built and comprises of 16 critical care beds located at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill situated within easy access to local amenities. The hospital benefits from excellent road and rail links to London, Brighton and Gatwick Airport. The Critical Care service is run in an expanding and successful Trust. The department treats over a thousand inpatients a year requiring varying degrees of clinical support.

The team is friendly, motivated and dynamic, and is supported by two Matrons who both work clinical shifts regularly. We provide a rewarding working environment for all staff with excellent team spirit.

We are seeking qualified nurses with a minimum of six months previous ward experience who would like to develop their skills within the critical care environment.

We provide one month’s initial supernumery orientation period, which attendance is mandatory (full-time 37.5 hrs) to ensure you are fully prepared before becoming a substantive member of the team. Anticipated start date 24 January 2022 (to be confirmed / subject to change). This is followed up with on-going clinical and educational support by our dedicated Practice Development Team to enable you to develop your critical care skills. Education and training are a key part of maintaining our good record in recruitment and retention within the unit. We also offer access to accredited University Courses, including Mentorship, ICU and HDU Courses.

We run a 24/7 service and our staff are expected to be reliable and able to work a combination of day and night shifts.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted accordingly and invited to interview.

For any further information please do not hesitate to contact Chris Beevers, Matron at

Closing date: 31/10/2021 (midnight)

Interview date: 22/11/2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameChris BeeversJob titleMatronEmail addressChris.beevers@nhs.netTelephone number01737 231669Additional contact information

For further details or if you have any questions, please contact one of the following:-


Matrons: Tel: 01737 768511 ext 1669 or

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Practice Development Nurses: 01737 768511 ext 6387 or

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The Trust is committed to being an inclusive employer - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. As an employer we offer a range of benefits including, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement networks, facilities and services to support staff well being.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical and dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

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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