Staff Nurse
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust - Brighton
Full-time, Part-time

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Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

We are currently have vacancies for Staff Nurses on the Older Peoples Wards including the new dementia specialist unit at the Royal Sussex County hospital.

It’s a very exciting time! We have an aim and a vision to make our Older Peoples wards a Centre of Excellence and are looking for absolutely the right people to join us.

Team members will be expected to participate in team and personal development, working closely with our medical and other healthcare professional colleagues. You will acquire specific skills in acute care, dementia care, medications management, Patient Safety, end of life care and will provide the highest standards of quality in Essential Nursing Care, based on the chief nurses 6 “Cs”.Our philosophy is to look after our patients with skill, kindness and compassion and to provide our staff with a strong team support network in which they can achieve developmental milestones and gain a variety of skills and abilities. You will be given management opportunities, expected to complete the band 5 competency programme if not already achieved, and will be encouraged to develop and lead on specific areas of interest as described above.

If you are lively, enthusiastic and are keen to develop yourself alongside others and at the same time support a continuous increase in quality of care in this area and you believe you meet our expectations then please apply.

For an informal discussion about the role and our expectations of you or if you would like to come for an informal visit (which is encouraged) then please call/email: Ann Gibbins – Head of Nursing – Elderly Care.

This post has been identified as suitable for a job share and for this reason we would welcome applications from those interested in part time hours. Please identify this preference within the Supporting Information section of your application form.

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.

**Please note that appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by the HR Services Team (Recruitment) **

The closing date may be brought forward once sufficient applications have been submitted.

Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Closing Date: 14 May 2014

PLEASE NOTE Interviews are scheduled to take place at Royal Sussex County Hospital on 27 May 2014 and cannot be rescheduled.

Please ensure that you have read the Job Description attached before applying.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

At BSUH we are committed to assisting our staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regards to age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage & civil partnership status, pregnancy & maternity status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients' ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on Trust Premises or grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please ensure you provide references for the last 5 years of your employment and that any gaps in your employment history are accounted for.

UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .