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

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We are looking to recruit a friendly and enthusiastic Senior Staff Nurse with recent acute experience and excellent communication skills to work on the Acute Medical Unit. (AMU).

The Acute Medical Unit is a very busy dynamic environment assessing and treating a wide variety of patients with diverse acute conditions 24 hours day. You will be joining a committed team who are constantly striving to improve the acute care experience for all patients and their relatives. We work closely with all teams associated with emergency admissions and admission avoidance. You will be expected to possess a sound clinical knowledge base within acute care.

We have recently opened an Ambulatory Care Unit that has enhanced our patients experience and continues to develop, as part of your role you would be expected to rotate into this area.

We are looking for someone that is forward thinking, well organized with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change. We work on a system of internal rotation of shifts including weekends and night duty

We are strongly committed to the development of all our team and will support you in your continued personal and professional development with the guidance of our AMU Practice Educator. This post offers you the opportunity to further develop your leadership and management skills in a very supportive environment.

An informal visit is strongly recommended.

For further details / informal visits please contact Chris Ashcroft, Matron Acute & Respiratory Medicine. 01273 696955 Ext 7807 or email

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: 07 May 2014

Interview Date: 16 May 2014

Job Reference: 379-APR460-14

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 .