Weekday / Night Bank Staff Nurse (Band 5 equivalent)
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust - Brighton

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Are you looking for a job that will suit your lifestyle and fit in with your commitments? Or are you looking to gradually return to work after a break?

The BSUH Nursing Bank are currently looking for enthusiastic and motivated Staff Nurses (Band 5 equivalent) with at least six months post registration experience; to cover shifts at Princess Royal Hospital in Hayward Heath.

Our bank offers you the chance to gain experience into an area of interest, or alternatively to bring your existing knowledge, skills and expertise to one of the country’s foremost NHS Trusts for teaching, tertiary and trauma care. BSUH treat over three quarters of a million patients each year. Central to our ambition is our role as an academic centre, and provision of high quality teaching and cutting edge research and innovation.

BSUH is an acute teaching hospital based across a number of sites in Sussex. The Royal Sussex County Hospital is based on Brighton’s beautiful seafront with excellent coastal views, with a short walk of Kemp Town’s infamous independent shops and delicatessens, making it a great place to work and learn.

Successful applicants will be able to develop their skills alongside highly experienced nurses, using the latest medical and surgical equipment in our renowned teaching hospitals. If you are enthusiastic, keen to develop and have the drive to support the continued improvement of our patient pathway, then we want to hear from you.

In return we can offer you:

Flexibility - you choose when you work and how often.

Variety – the opportunity to work on different wards throughout the Trust and gain experience in a variety of areas. This includes the chance to work in areas for which you have an interest, but where no permanent posts are currently available.

Salary - competitive rates that are paid on a weekly basis.

Our basic shift patterns are as follow:

Day Shift 07:30 - 20:00 or 07:00 - 19:30

Night Shift 19:30 - 08:00 or 19:00 - 07:30

Early Shift 07:00 to various end times

Late Shift 12:00 to 20:00 or 13:30 to 19:00

Please note that these are basic shift patterns which may be subject to variation to suit both the wards requirements and applicant’s availability. Any alterations would be agreed with the bank worker when the shift is booked.

**Please note that successful applicants will be entered into our weekday and/ or night bank teams and will not be given access to weekend work. If you are looking for weekend bank shifts, please apply to a specified weekend shift advert. Please specify at the top of your personal statement if your preference is for day or evening work**

For further information please contact Ruth Deacon Temporary Staffing Lead on 01273 696955 ext 7609.

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.

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

Closing Date: 21 September 2014

Interview Date: 01 October 2014

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is 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 Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit) 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 to a post 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.

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

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