Staff Nurse
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust - Brighton

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We are looking for a motivated nurse with a professional outlook to join our team in the Haemodialysis Unit as a Staff Nurse.

The Sussex Kidney Unit is a state of the art purpose-built unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, and provides a comprehensive range of acute and chronic renal services for patients in East and West Sussex. You will work within a specialised area, providing high quality care to patients with acute and chronic renal failure. The main Haemodialysis Unit provides renal replacement for over 180 patients and is currently expanding to meet demand.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, hard-working individual with at least two years post registration experience combined with strong interpersonal and care-management skills, to join our friendly team.

Ideally the candidate would possess renal experience and/or the renal course. Those without a renal background can take advantage of our in house training in the form of unit competencies/ mentoring and the Renal Development Programme study days organised by our Renal Clinical Educator. We also support participation on the Renal Pathway course provided by the University of Brighton. The unit utilises information technology extensively and IT skills would be advantageous.

For further information or informal visit please contact Sister Carol Kerswill (Haemodialysis Unit Manager) or SSN Maricel Yap or SSN Danilo San Diego.

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: 05 May 2014

Interview Date: 14 May 2014

Job Reference: 379-APR453-14

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 .