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Staff Nurses - Nights Only

Job Reference: 279-NURSE-CAMPAIGN-NIG-

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Band 5
St Richards Hospital and Worthing Hospital, Worthing and Chichester
£24,214-£30,112 per annum

Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people, who wish to be valued for their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding – we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog’s highest rating in all key inspection areas. CQC October 2019

Top 10 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Patient First - in 2015 the trust’s Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work.

Are you a Registered Nurse – Adult, (RN) who is looking to work in Medical Nursing, covering Nights only*?

Here at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) we are looking for Adult RNs who would like to work Nights only in our busy Medical areas - DoME, Elderly Care/Frailty and Specialist Medicine at our hospitals in Chichester (St. Richards Hospital) and Worthing (Worthing Hospital).

Most of our Medical patients are admitted as emergencies - through the Accident & Emergency Department or the Emergency Floors and often require a high level of nursing care and intervention, which can be challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Our Medical wards provide busy and fast paced learning environment 24 hours a day.

Our wards are supported by Practice Development and we are able to offer a wide variety of in-house training related to clinical skills and your personal development. We also offer the potential to study at our partner Universities in Brighton (Brighton University) and Guildford (University of Surrey).

Our Nationally recognised Patient First Improvement system ensures that all members of our staff are actively encouraged to contribute to making improvements in their areas of work.

Via our ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ initiative, we offer our staff the opportunity for ‘time out’ to support their wellbeing. Recent opportunities have included lunch time walks, hand massage, yoga classes, wellbeing MOTs and other formal wellbeing services. We also offer a ‘Gym4staff’ and Bootcamp classes.

If you would like to join a CHKS ‘Top Hospitals’ award winner, a Top 5 Hospital to be treated at or work for and a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ Trust, then come and join us.

To discuss further or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

St.Richards Hospital (Chichester)

Katie Kimber – Matron-Medicine:

Worthing Hospital

Pauline Cheeseman – Matron-Medicine:



  1. If we receive a high volume of applications, we may close adverts prior to the published closing date. Therefore, we advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

  2. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

  3. The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer. All applicants who have a disability can opt to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme which means that providing they meet the minimum essential criteria for the post, they will be offered an interview.

  4. Applications from candidates requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcomed and will be considered alongside all other applications. It is unlikely that the Trust will be able to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test where there is a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate available for work and in these circumstances, an overseas candidate will not be offered the post. A self-assessment for the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post applied for is available on the UKBA website.


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