Staff Nurse- Open day

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full & Part time hours
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279-Nurse open day
£22,128-£28,746 per annum pro rata
26/11/2017 23:59

We are keen to welcome all trained nurses and student nurses to our Registered Nurse Recruitment Day at Worthing Hospital on Tuesday 28th November 2017 who have an interest to hear about our exciting opportunities within the departments of medicine and surgery. Whether you are newly qualified, experienced or looking to return to nursing we would be pleased to hear from you. Full time, part time and flexible working contracts available.

At Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we have a strong history of providing outstanding care to our patients and staff. The culture within our hospitals is one with a strong nursing voice, where many innovations and improvements are led by the nursing teams; you would be strongly encouraged to be an active part of this important work. Our Trust philosophy is to put our Patients First, we strive to do the very best for them. This creates great staff satisfaction and results in us receiving high recommendations from our Friends and Family surveys.

We are looking for pro-active and compassionate nurses to join our teams in the Medical and Surgical Divisions at Worthing Hospital. We have vacancies in the following areas:

Elderly Medicine
Specialist Medicine, including Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Haematology, Oncology and Gastroenterology.
Emergency Floor
Accident and Emergency Department.
General surgery specialities including Colorectal, Gynaecological, Upper GI, Vascular
Trauma (both sites) and Elective Orthopaedics (SRH site)
Theatres, Day surgery and Pre assessment Clinics

Please see attached ward profiles for detailed information for each area.

We are committed to supporting and developing all nurses in order for each individual to flourish in their role, assisting you in developing your career pathway alongside a team of highly skilled nurses. We can offer you post registration training and on-going development/support arranged through our Practice Development Team. Additionally we have links with Brighton University and the University of Surrey, there are many opportunities to undertake modules of study at both degree and masters level.

Newly Qualified Nurses and Students
This is an ideal opportunity to come along and see the options available for you to start your career as a Registered Nurse. You will have access to a training programme which will help consolidate your clinical experience with academic support.

Rotational posts are also available.
These posts can be tailored to suit individual development in conjunction with study opportunities. Rotational options are ideal for those who want to experience a variety of areas and also excellent for those who have career pathways planned but want to add in some additional experience. We can discuss individual options for you.

Flexible working
We can offer full time and part time hours and can consider flexible hours including annualised hours and term time contracts. If you are unable to work full shifts, we have opportunities for partial shifts. A pattern to suit your individual needs can be discussed.

Temporary/Bank working
If you would like to join our staff bank please come along and find out more. On joining the bank you will be given full training and have a support link to one of the department wards.

Return to Nursing
If you have been away from nursing and are thinking of returning this is an ideal opportunity to discover the options available. Our Practice Development Nurses will be available to talk to you about Return to Nursing courses. If you have not worked recently but are still registered we can discuss individual training needs to refresh your knowledge and skills.

Interviews are available on the day; if you would like to visit and attend an interview please apply through this advert.
If you are not sure please come along and see the options available. We can arrange visits to different wards. If you are interested but not able to attend on the day please contact us and we will arrange an informal visit.

If you wish to apply for a position at St Richard's , you can apply under this reference and contact matron Katie Kimber on Direct Dial: 07826921879
St Richards Hospital: 01243 788122 ex: 35127

For further information please contact:
Medical matrons: Pauline Cheeseman, Sue Shepherd, Jackie Grand on 01903 205111 extension 84913, Laura finch for Emergency Floor enquiries on extension 84493 or Catherine Keegan on extension 84174 for A&E enquiries.

Surgical matrons: Gerthy Albano, Yvonne Thorp, Kim Cheetham, Emma Plummer, Sarah Greer and Caroline Pilbeam, Louise Skelt on 01903 205111 ext Wg 84054/SRH 35158

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to join our team please apply online. If you have any further questions or would like to arrange an informal visit please email Pauline Cheeseman,

If you have problems applying, contact

01243 788122 ext 33150