Staff Nurse Community Hospitals

Crawley, West Sussex
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata per annum
08 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community health and care provider in Sussex. Our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 9,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

We pride ourselves in providing excellent care at the heart of the community. In July 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave us an improved ‘Good’ rating, with ‘Outstanding’ features. 96% of our patients said they would recommend our services to their friends and family, and we attribute this to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our teams.

We offer our staff a multitude of benefits; flexible working, free health and wellbeing checks, three tax efficient workplace nurseries rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and a wide range of exciting learning and development opportunities including external courses, conferences, and a Graduate Studentship Scheme.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Band 5 Registered Nurse for Viking or Caravelle Ward or Piper

Do you enjoy motivating patients to help them reach their full potential and facilitating safe discharge from hospital? If so, we are looking for Registered Nurses to become part of our Multi-Disciplinary team. 

Viking, Caravelle and Piper Wards are vibrant, friendly 28 bedded ward at Crawley Hospital with close links to other community in-patient services.  We pride ourselves in caring for patients of all ages with a variety of complex medical conditions and those who have post-surgical rehabilitation needs. Piper has the added speciality of 10 stroke beds.

Our Multi-disciplinary team includes a Doctor, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.  To help our patients experience a high standard of care we also have input from Specialist Nurses, a Consultant from our Local Acute Trust and community teams to support discharges from hospital. We also support student placements.

Both wards have dynamic and compassionate teams who aim to provide high quality, evidence based care. The care and therapy our patients receive is delivered through careful patient centred assessment with involvement from the patient and their families. 

Our recent Care Quality Commission inspection rated our community in-patient services as Outstanding for caring and our overall Trust rating as Good.  If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you: 
• Flexible working patterns 
• Supportive learning environment
• Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development including mentorship and physical assessment modules
• Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing including support to transition from a non NHS environment 
• NHS Pension Scheme
• NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers

-The surrounding area has good transport links to London and Brighton

If you are committed to providing care in a compassionate and safe environment then working on Viking Ward will be an opportunity for you to use your existing skills, gain new ones and be part of a great team. Apply now!

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your e:mails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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