About our Trust
Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.
We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.
Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.
In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.
For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.
Is your passion giving excellent care? Are you career minded with drive and enthusiasm? Do you enjoy playing a key role within the multidisciplinary team in acute care? Can you make everyone feel welcomed, respected, cared for and reassured that they are always in safe hands because you are communicating clearly and offering excellent person centred care?
If you answer yes, then we're looking for you to join us at Newhaven Ward.
The post will be based at Newhaven Community Ward, which is on the site of the old Newhaven Downs Hospital. The unit is for patients who no longer require acute hospital care but need further skilled nursing and therapeutic support such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy before leaving NHS inpatient care altogether. A team of nurses, therapists, doctors and support staff will care for 23 patients in the newly refurbished ward, supporting them to recover before they move on.
Applicants for this role will have a keen interest in caring for complex discharge patients, combined with an ability to provide care in a compassionate and dignified manner. The successful applicant will be numerate and literate, with excellent communication skills. The post holder needs to work well within a team and be able to work with a wide variety of staff to maintain standards in line with Trust and NMC guidelines.
You will be supported by the senior nursing team and professional development team. You will be given a local ward induction, a trust induction and access to a robust preceptorship programme aimed at supporting you to develop in the first few months of starting. There is also ongoing support through regular appraisals, competency based learning, and relevant study days. Continuing education and professional development are strongly encouraged and opportunities will be made available for the successful applicant as we work closely with our Higher Education partners to support nurses reach their full potential. The department actively engages a variety of Post-Registration courses.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of something special.
We are looking for someone who can work 37.5 hours a week, and the role includes working days , nights and weekends. Part Time will be considered.
If you have any questions regarding the posts then please contact: Nikki Lucas- email: ( Email address removed ) Telephone [Click here to apply]
**Please note that appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise during the interview process**
For further details / informal visits contact:
Corena Lynch ( Email address removed ) Telephone [Click here to apply]
General information for applicants
Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.
As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.
We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.
Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.
Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.
Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.
For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on [Click here to apply] /448616 or by email: ( Email address removed )
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see [Click here to apply].
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