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Staff Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner

27,624 P.A. ?
Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust


Main areaNeurosurgeryGradeBand 5ContractPermanentHoursFull time: 37.5 (part time hours will be considered)Job ref379-2355554-SEP20

EmployerBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustEmployer typeNHSSiteRoyal Sussex County HospitalTownBrightonSalary£24,907 - £30,615 per annumSalary periodYearlyClosing15\/10\/2020 23:59

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as 'Outstanding for Caring' by the CQC - fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national 'Veteran Aware' scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

About this vacancy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) Trust is the regional teaching hospital working across two sites: The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath. The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and The Sussex Eye Hospital and Regional Centre for Neurosciences.

We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals to join our expanding team to support the Neurosciences Service including Recovery, Interventional Radiography and the delivery of the Polytrauma Service at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. The successful candidate will be Scrub, Dual, Anaesthetics or Recovery trained. Consideration will be given to candidates who wish to commence a career in theatres without experience.

The successful candidates will be required to work an internal rotation shift pattern to provide 24\/7 cover for the Polytrauma Service at Brighton and will be expected to participate in the on-call rota to meet the needs of the service.

Whilst working within the Department the successful candidate will be supported through an internal staff training program which will equip them for neurosurgery and Polytrauma. The Department also supports a range of post-registration courses including a Neuroscience Module, Mentor Preparation Module and an Anaesthetic Course.

The operating theatre suite is comprised of 2 theatres, integrated anaesthetic facilities and recovery unit. We are currently part of the development of an exciting new Polytrauma Service being established at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. In approximately2 years, the Neurosciences Centre will move to a purpose built facility in Brighton.

The Major Trauma Centre will provide the full range of services and clinical expertise for patients who are severely injured from all areas of the region. This includeds a 1.5-2 million population extending from Chichester in the West towards Hastings and parts of Kent in the East.

The Trauma Teams will handle patients transferred directly from the accident \/ injury or from Trauma Units and A&E Departments across the region. These will include severely injured patients arriving by road or air ambulance and we need individuals that can help us provide a complex pathway involving numerous skilled staff and access to emergency treatment 24 hours a day.

This post has been identified as suitable for a job share and for this reason we would welcome applications from those interested in part time hours. Please identify this preference within the Supporting Information section of your application form.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services on 01444 44 8692 \/44 8616 or Email:bsuh.hresvacancies@nhs.net