** We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses **
As a band 5 staff nurse in this department your responsibilities will include day to day organisation of the department, in the absence of band 6 or 7 nurses.
In addition you will undertake, or learn to pre-assess neuro-surgical and spinal patients in preparation for their surgery.
We are moving to the brand new hospital site in Brighton this spring. We are looking for a candidate who can embrace this challenge with our team.
Main duties of the job
Running clinics – Preparation and stocking of clinic rooms . Management of health records. Communication with service users
Supporting all members of the multi-disciplinary team – chaperoning, taking observations, ECG recording and vene-puncture. Support of more junior staff.
Pre-assessment of Neuro-surgical and spinal patients, taking appropriate action when necessary.
This role will suit someone who works well within a small team, as well as autonomously. They need to have excellent communication and customer care skills, especially in challenging situations. Proficiency and confidence in telephone and computer skills are important, training will be given on our IT systems. They need to be organised and able to think on their feet.
Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops
At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.
Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.
Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.
13 February 2023
Agenda for change
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
PRH Hurstwood Park Centre
Running our clinics – neuro-surgery, neurology, spinal surgery, neuro-oncology.
Supporting the clinicians by chaperoning, taking observation, ECGs, venepuncture.
You will ensure smooth running of the department by: supporting junior staff; ensuring the rooms are well equipped and clean; communicating with service users face to face and on the phone; ensuring the safety of service users, staff, equipment and health records; using the IT systems to look up patient data and results.
At times you will be required to undertake pre-operative assessment, this will be under supervision until competency has been achieved.
- Registered nurse with current NMC registration
- Two years experience as a qualified nurse
- Evidence of current professional development
- Neuro-science course
- Pre-assessment course
- Evidence of being organised in their work
- Clinic skills – vene-puncture
- Experience in a neuro-surgical speciality
- Experience working in an outpatient department
- Experience of pre-assessment
- Evidence of managing a ward, or other clinical environment
- Understanding of safety within an outpatient department ie service users, notes, safety standards
- Evidence of experience of the change process.
- Able to demonstrate the ability to deal with challenging situations
- Evidence of support of members of a team whether educational, professional, or personal.
- Computer literate
- Knowledge of the Trust’s IT systems – Careflow, Panda, Tendable
- Knowledge of the Trust’s values and behaviours framework and the PFIS framework
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).