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Main areaRespiratory & Acute MedicineGradeBand 5ContractPermanentHoursFull time: 37.5 (Part Time will be considered)Job ref379-2536617-JUL20

EmployerBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustEmployer typeNHSSitePrincess Royal HospitalTownHaywards HeathSalary£24,907 - £30,615 per annumSalary periodYearlyClosing12\/08\/2020 23:59

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 have an exciting opportunity for Band 5 Nurses (newly qualified or with experience) to work Pyecombe Ward, part of the MedicineDivision andAcute Floor Directorate.

Pyecombe Ward is a 27 bedded acute medical ward, caring mainly for people with acute respiratory diseases on Princess Royal Hospital site. As an acute medical ward we also deliver care to people with other general medical conditions so there is opportunity for you to develop your acute medicine skills.

We are committed to develop Pyecombe Ward as a centre of excellence for acute and respiratory medicine this is a truly exciting role for someone looking to gain skills in acute care (such as Non-invasive ventilation, Tracheostomy Care, Acute Asthma care, Chest Drains and acute management of Chronic Respiratory conditions such as COPD and Bronchiectasis). We have also taken part of the Patient First Improvement System programme that aims to give frontline staff tools to make changes and improve not only the care delivered on the ward but also their work environment. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this incredible project and be an active member on change and improvement.

The right applicant will be integral within the ward team in delivering high quality care and potential to supervise junior staff and nursing students in their development.

Your philosophy should be to look after our patients with skill, kindness and compassion and to provide your staff with strong leadership where they can achieve their developmental milestones and gain a variety of skills and abilities that can be used in this field or transferred onto other career pathways.

We are looking for newly qualified nurses and experienced nurses for our vacant posts within the field of acute medicine. You will need to have excellent clinical and organisational skills, be an effective communicator and have the ability to care for a number of allocated patients with changing needs over the course of their in-patient stay.

Please make sure you read the job description attached and that your supporting information reflects this, as your application will be judged against these criteria. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

General information for applicants

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 Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

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 on 01444 44 8692 \/44 8616 or Email:bsuh.hresvacancies@nhs.net
Job Sector
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Estimated Salary
£24,907.00 - £30,615.00
Haywards Heath
Haywards Heath, UK Show on map
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