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Abdominal Surgery and Medicine
Band 5
Full time: Full or Part Time Hours
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Royal Sussex County Hospital
£24,907-£30,615 per annum
02/06/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse

Band 5

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture.  We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme. 

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

 About this vacancy

We are a dedicated, diverse and committed team caring for patients with acute abdominal conditions requiring surgery or medical management. We care for a wide range of surgical emergencies, including trauma patients. The majority of our patients are emergency admissions or step down patients from ICU & HDU. We also have Enhanced Recovery Pathways for Oesophageal and Colorectal surgery.

Level 9A is not just a great place to start your career as a newly qualified band 5 nurse; it is also a great place if you are looking for a new challenge or a change in direction. You will be exposed to a wealth of learning opportunities. We have a fantastic team of experienced nurses willing to impart knowledge and support you to deliver care at a high standard.

You will become proficient in care and management of enteral feeding tubes, PICC/CVCs, parental nutrition, chest drains, epidural and PCAs, complex wounds and stoma management.

Our Practice Development Sisters are committed to meeting your educational needs within this speciality as well as your overall career progression. You will receive a comprehensive induction and 1:1 clinical support. You will have the opportunity to apply for the Care of the Critically Ill Adult your Band 5 competencies are completed.


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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

Tiago Santos or Emma Hart, Ward Managers on ext 7224

Sue Dawson, Practice Development Sister ext 7224