Current Vacancies

Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Emergency Care
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Sussex County Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
21/01/2018 23:59

Are you a nurse with a drive for acute and emergency care experience who wants to make their career at the Major Trauma Centre of the Royal Sussex County Hospital?

Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust will have opportunities for nurses to join our Emergency Department team at the Royal Sussex County site.

We are committed to the delivery of quality care in an unpredictable environment. We encourage innovation and participation in the development of new ways of working through multidisciplinary collaboration to achieve patient-focused outcomes.

Under a new management structure, the department is developing a transformation strategy that involves significant re-development in our Urgent Care services, the completion of a simulation suite and a staff-led self-rostering project, alongside the hospital’s ongoing 3T’s work and the planned re-build for the acute floor and emergency department over the next 18 months.

The department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital is a major trauma unit, receiving patients from throughout Surrey and Sussex. All nurses will have the opportunity to rotate into our five-bedded resus department to work with our resus specialist nurses.

Our education team will provide orientation and support for you within the department. There are many opportunities for in-house training on emergency skills such as venepuncture and cannulation, plastering, suturing and catheterisation. We fund applications to the University of Brighton for the mentorship module. We are also a Manchester Triage training centre and regularly offer internal courses to allow our nurses to become nationally recognised triage practitioners.

All of our nurses and paramedics have the opportunity to work cross-site at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital.

All successful applicants following interview will receive a conditional offer of appointment on the day (phone or letter).

Please note that we may also use this advert to interview for bank positions.
If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive position you may be offered a bank post.

• Posts in the Trust are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.

• Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)

• We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.

• If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.


Interview Date: 31 January 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Charlotte Lewis (Emergency Nursing PA) via e-mail

If you have problems applying, contact

01444 448692 or 448616