Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust - Brighton

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The Emergency Departments at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust are looking for Emergency Nurse Practitioner/Emergency Practitioners to join our team of dedicated Emergency Nurse Practitioners. We are looking for this post to be a qualified and experienced ENP/EP within an emergency setting.

The trust has two Emergency Departments at The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and The Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The RSCH site is a large department and is a major trauma centre, it has a dedicated Urgent Care Centre with a team of ENP’s, ED doctors and GP’s working there in a supportive environment to provide health care for patients presenting to the Emergency Department through assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of their minor illness and injuries. This department does not see any paediatrics through its Emergency Department as the site has its own separate children’s Emergency Department based in the Royal Alex Children’s Hospital.

The Emergency Department at the PRH site is a smaller unit which does see paediatrics with minor illness and injuries as well as adults with a variety of complaints.

The team is supported by a lead Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Matron, Practice Educator and an ED Consultant with an interest in minor injuries/illness. The successful candidate would be expected to support students through the area from all disciplines including nurses, paramedics, paramedic practitioners and radiographers.

The departments work a variety of shifts and there is an expectation that the successful candidates will work across both sites although they will be mainly based at the RSCH site.

For an informal discussion or visit please contact Karen Turley, Matron for Emergency Care on 01444 441881 ext. 8347.

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.

Closing Date: 12 May 2014

Interview Date: 23 May 2014

Job Reference Number: 379-APR478-14

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 .