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Staff Nurses - Surgery - February - Worthing - COVID-19 in Chichester

Job description

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 their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding – we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog’s highest rating in all key inspection areas. CQC October 2019

Top 10 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery.

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 we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work.

‘On 1st April 2021, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be merging with Brighton, Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust that will bring together the very best of both organisations to innovate and improve the health of our communities and deliver outstanding, compassionate care locally whilst increasing the opportunities for specialised services to flourish in Sussex


This post is eligible for a financial incentive under our 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, job title and place of work of the member of staff who referred you.

Surgical Nursing – General, Specialty and Rotational posts available.

Are you a Registered Nurse – Adult, (RN) who is looking to work in Surgical Nursing?

Here at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) we are looking for Adult RNs who would like to work in our busy general and specialty Surgical wards at our hospitals in Chichester (St. Richards Hospital) and Worthing (Worthing Hospital).

Our Surgical patients are primarily admitted via planned pathways but also as emergencies through our Accident and Emergency Departments and Emergency Floors. The nursing care that our surgical patients require is varied, often requiring periods of high levels of intervention and support. As such, this provides an excellent learning environment.

Our wards are supported by Practice Development and we are able to offer a wide variety of in-house training, related to clinical skills and personal development. We also offer the potential to study at our partner Universities in Brighton (Brighton University) and Guildford (University of Surrey).

Our Nationally recognised Patient First Improvement system ensures that all members of our staff are actively encouraged to contribute to making improvements in their areas of work

Via our ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ initiative, we offer our staff the opportunity for ‘time out’ to support their wellbeing. Recent opportunities have included lunch time walks, hand massage, yoga classes, wellbeing MOTs and other formal wellbeing services. We also offer a ‘Gym4staff’ and Bootcamp classes.

If you would like to join a CHKS ‘Top Hospitals’ award winner, a Top 5 Hospital to be treated at or work for and a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ Trust, then come and join us.

Extra information

Profession Sub-category
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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