Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people who wish to be valued for the work they do and empowered to continually improve the services we provide. Here are just some reasons to join us:
Outstanding – we are the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast of England and in April 2016 became the first multi-site acute hospital trust in the country to receive the health watchdog’s highest overall rating. (Read our CQC report)
Patient First – in 2015, the trust’s Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure the organisation continues to improve patient care by introducing lean management best practice at every level of the organisation.
We Care – and not just for our patients but for each other as well. The CQC said: “Staff we spoke with were exceptionally compassionate when talking about patients and we observed kindness not only towards patients but towards each other whilst on site.”
Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEOs 2018) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and shared learning. “Western Sussex has the best learning culture I have seen anywhere in the NHS.” [Health Secretary, Worthing Hospital, February 2018]
Location, location, location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex is one of the UK’s best places to live, boasting beautiful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, London and Europe.
There is an exciting opportunity to apply for a staff nurse development post on the acute respiratory ward at Worthing hospital. Eastbrook is a 23 bedded medical respiratory ward admitting general medical patients, primarily with a variety of acute and chronic respiratory conditions such as COPD, Asthma, TB, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease, which may require basic respiratory support. Advanced treatments offered on Eastbrook are non-invasive ventilation, chest drains and optiflow; it is a designated ward for the safe care of tracheostomies and laryngectomies. There’s an MDT approach from consultant, respiratory nurse specialist, experienced nurses and allied health care professionals. Teaching and support is provided by the outreach team, respiratory nurse specialist and the ward sister. This dynamic ward also utilises IT technology with electronic patient observations and prescribing, with plans in the near future to implement ‘evolve’ a paper free electronic patient records. The team are committed to providing high quality care and are supportive to junior staff to allow them to develop their knowledge and skills and gain competence in a variety of specialist respiratory interventions.
A full development plan has been designed to help any successful candidate to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to work in this specialist area. The initial 18 month programme includes completion of relevant competencies supported by educational activities and study days on respiratory assessment, caring for tracheostomies and attending the AIMS course. A variety of experiential learning will be offered including working with the outreach team, a visit to the Lane Fox unit at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and working with a respiratory specialist nurse. This would help consolidate learning from the ward and support further development.
Once the 18 month programme has been completed the opportunity will be given to attend the respiratory and mentorship module at Brighton University. This will then open up the prospects to apply for promotion within the respiratory ward.
‘This post is part of the refer a friend scheme, If you would like your application to be considered under this scheme you will need to clearly identify this at the end of your supporting information, and include the name and position title of the member of staff who referred you. ‘
If you are interested in this new and exciting opportunity and would like more information please contact ward sister Emma Young via Email - ( Email address removed )
For further details / informal visits contact:
Emma Young - Ward Sister
[Click here to apply] ext. 85542
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If we receive a high volume of applications, we may close adverts prior to the published closing date. Therefore, we advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.
The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer. All applicants who have a disability can opt to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme which means that providing they meet the minimum essential criteria for the post, they will be offered an interview.
Applications from candidates requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcomed and will be considered alongside all other applications. It is unlikely that the Trust will be able to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test where there is a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate available for work and in these circumstances, an overseas candidate will not be offered the post. A self-assessment for the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post applied for is available on the UKBA website.
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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.
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