Staff Nurse - A&E | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|Posting date:||20 September 2019|
|Additional salary information:||£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata|
|Closing date:||20 October 2019|
|Location:||Chichester, PO19 6SE|
|Company:||Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
Have you ever wanted to try A&E but have been too afraid to try?
Do you love A&E but worry about long waits or busy departments?
Do you love spending time with your patientsandhaving time to care?
Do you want to havetime to nurseandtime todo your jobto the best of your ability?
Do you want to nurse in an environment where you can make a difference to patients every single day?
If so, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!
We are seeking to employ experienced Band 5 nurses to join our Emergency Department team at St Richards Hospital. We are part of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which is a trust that has been rated ‘Outstanding’ with the CQC, and where our staff survey results show that people love to work here!
St Richards A&E currently sees approximately 65,000 patients per year, with 25% of patients we see being children. We are a designated Trauma unit and have been rated as an "Outstanding Department" by the CQC. We have a robust Practice Development team with a strategic vision which is supported at director level. We are a receiving unit for Stroke calls and have trained our nurses to become specialist assessors for stroke thrombolysis and have demonstrated how the care we provide really impacts on patient outcomes.
Our Paediatric department lies within our main footprint and is staffed by senior paediatric nurses who have developed a rotation programme for staff with a specialist interest in developing their paediatric skills further and offer a potential rotation to the paediatric wards for career development. Our dedicated Paediatric Area provides a separate waiting area and playroom with 3 cubicles and further assessment and triage rooms and we have paediatric wards on site.
The main Emergency Department consists of a 4 bay Resuscitation Room (3 adult and 1 paediatric bay), a large, recently refurbished unit with 11 Majors cubicles and 12 Minor assessment cubicles and a senior and well developed ENP service.
The Emergency department has undergone modernisation and a change in leadership, both nursing and medical and we are working towards new and exciting projects to improve patient flow. Western Sussex Hospitals aims to empower and develop staff through utilising the Patient First methodology and we would love to hear from enthusiastic, motivated nurses, with excellent communication skills and a vision for the future. This is a fast paced and at times challenging environment and can be hard work, however, being able to deliver great care is something we pride ourselves on and strive to deliver as a team.
Our 10 bedded Clinical Decision’s Unit enables us to maintain flow through the department and strong links with the Emergency Floor results in timely transfers and an improved patient experience. We have the potential to offer permanent CDU nursing posts if you feel you would love to try A&E but want to take your time easing into the role. We are also keen to hear from Dual Mental Health (RMN/RN) nurses with a desire to work on the front line and be instrumental in developing our links with Mental Health services for the benefit of this vulnerable patient group.
We have an established induction and rotational programme designed to support and developing all nurses to become confident and effective Emergency Nurses with the opportunity to grow and flourish.
Applicants must have a minimum of 6 months acute hospital experience or equivalent front line experience and should be prepared to work a variety of shifts including internal rotation, weekends/nights and bank holidays. We currently have a shift pattern of 12.5hr days and nights.
Opportunities available for
Dual Trained - RMN/RN
Band 5's from other specialities - initial induction through CDU with the opportunity to rotate/learn at your own pace
This advert closes on Sunday 6 Oct 2019
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