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Staff Nurses -Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). posted by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Full Time
Conquest Hospital, Hastings
£24,214 - £30,112 / year

Job Description

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Uckfield and Rye and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include:Staff development, Pension scheme, Auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service ( staff bank) On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), Staff lottery.

Please download and read the Recruitment Information Leaflet, attached as a document to this advert, as it will help you in the completion of your application

Urgent Care

Conquest Hospital

‘We work together, supporting each other to provide patients with the best possible care’

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Here on the South East coast we enjoy a great place to live with full advantages of both beach and countryside surrounding us, alongside close links to London and Brighton. Both Emergency Departments have the reputation of having close caring teams who pride themselves in looking after each other. Every day we value great team work and respect, making sure our patients come first, delivering safe and high quality care, being responsible and accountable and ensuring everyone's contribution counts.

We are currently looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our Emergency Department within our Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Nurses to support the Matrons, Senior Emergency Department Nurses and the Emergency Department team to ensure that high quality patient focused care is delivered.

The clinical decisions unit (CDU) is an 6 bedded short-stay observation ward located within the Emergency Department at Conquest Hospital. It consists of a male and female bay, as well a seated area for 4 patients or 7th bed space dependant on need. The CDU is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The usual staffing levels are 1 RN and 2 HCAs during the day, and 1 RN and 1 HCA overnight.

The purpose of the CDU is to provide better continuity of care for a selected group of adult patients attending the emergency department, who require a period of observation and further assessment or who do not require further inpatient hospital admission.

The unit is additionally supported by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) consisting of the Emergency Department Consultant team, physiotherapists, occupation therapists, adult social care and psychiatric liaison cover. The aim is to provide short term, evidence-based, high-quality, intensive observation and treatment.

We are dedicated to training and education and have strong links to Greenwich, Brighton and Canterbury Universities for both degree and masters courses. We offer a range of courses to suit our staff needs – Advanced physical and paediatric assessment, mentorship, and the full range of resuscitation council courses ATLS, EPLS, PILS, ILS, ALS. We have highly experienced practice development nurses one of which won mentor of the year award and we were nominated team of the year by the students we supported during 2017.

The Heads of Nursing work clinically to ensure high quality care is delivered to our patients and that staff are continually supported in all areas. We have also developed welfare teams so there is always somebody to listen to you.

We are welcoming highly motivated, caring, enthusiastic and innovative individuals to come and join our exciting and dynamic nursing teams. We welcome informal visits please contact one of us to arrange a telephone conference or visit to discuss the exciting opportunities we have to offer. We would be able to offer part time hours however all vacancies are internal rotation.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Niki Finey, Head of Nursing– on [Click here to apply] or [Click here to apply] requesting switchboard connect you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Niki Finey, Head of Nursing– on [Click here to apply] or [Click here to apply] requesting switchboard connect you.

Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

Our vision is to be:

  • The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
  • Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
  • Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive and
  • Well led

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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