Main areaOperating TheatresGradeBand 5ContractPermanentHours37.5 hours per week (Full Time and Part Time)Job ref379-2625449-NOV20

EmployerBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustEmployer typeNHSSiteLewes Victoria HospitalTownLewesSalary£24,907 – £30,615 per annum pro rataClosing17\/11\/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

We have a vacancy for a Theatre Nurse or Operating Department Practitioners within the Day Surgery Unit at Lewes Victoria Hospital who have a passion for providing high quality care.

The Department is situated in Lewes and comprises of 1 Theatre, anaesthetics and PACU. There is also a ward for pre and post op care. We have our own admissions and booking team and carry out POA on site.

The following specialties are carried out over 10 sessions per week, Urology, Gynaecology, Vascular and General Surgery, Digestive Diseases, Occulo-plastics and Head and Neck. This is a Consultant delivered service.

There are no overnight facilities for patients.

We work closely with other Day Surgery units within the Trust mainly based at Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

To support you, we have a dedicated team of Practice Educators who facilitate induction, training and access to further professional development. In partnership with our regional universities, we offer courses in perioperative practice, anaesthetic nursing, post-anaesthetic practice and Surgical 1st Assistant training.

We are looking for the best staff. We are doing everything we can to meet our challenges and make the most of the opportunities on offer. If you want to do the same, we welcome you to come and join us.
We are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts. For further information please refer to the Flexible Working for Registered Nurses document which is attached to this advert.This vacancy is only suitable for qualified Theatre Practitioners or Theatre Nurses who current hold a valid NMC or HCPC registration. If you are looking for sponsorship, please look out forour Internationally Qualified Nursing Vacancies

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 website searching for Tier 2.