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Newly Qualified Staff Nurses (2017 or 2018)

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Staff Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Eastbourne / Hastings / Bexhill/ Community
East Sussex
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
27/02/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


Current ESHT Students should NOT apply to this advert.

Are you are a student nurse due to qualify in February 2018 or have you just qualified?
We want to help you begin and then develop your career with us.

We are on a journey of change and improvement, with clear ambition for where we want to be and the improvements we want to make for our patients and Staff. We want to demonstrate excellence in everything we do, every service we provide, and in the care and treatment we give to those who depend on us most- our patients and local people.

You will be working in a supportive environment as you develop to achieve your full potential. As a newly qualified nurse you will join our preceptorship programme and will be supported at every step of the way.

We understand that good support and education through the transition period is vital and we are committed to providing this for our new nurses.

The Preceptorship programme is delivered by our Clinical Education team in conjunction with clinical preceptors. Upon completion of this programme you will be encouraged to continue to develop your management and leadership skills and develop your career.
All posts will include a commitment to work days, nights, weekends and bank holidays where applicable to the service.

We currently have vacancies in all our Clinical Units

Diagnostic, Anaesthetic and Surgery Division

Emergency Orthopaedics and high risk emergency and elective General Surgery is provided at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings. All Urology surgery is undertaken at Eastbourne District General Hospital. Low risk General Surgery and all elective Orthopaedics are provided on both sites. Bexhill Hospital has a thriving Ophthalmology Day Surgery Unit and Ophthalmology services are also provided on each main site. Uckfield Hospital also has a thriving Day Surgery Unit.


The medical division has a little of everything to suit everyone within medicine. Looking for an exciting and challenging work life the acute admissions unit stroke cardiology gastroenterology and or acute respiratory medicine might be for you we have several areas to choose from over two sites.

Urgent Care

Our two Emergency Departments see approximately 100,000 patients per unit, per year. You will have the opportunity to become competent in all areas of the Emergency Department which includes Minors, Majors, Resuscitation, Triage, Paediatrics and in the Clinical Decisions Unit.

Out of Hospital Care

We provide both Stroke and generic rehabilitation in a number of Intermediate care Units in Bexhill , Rye and two units in Eastbourne, Firwood House and Milton Grange, which are jointly run with East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care.

Are you committed to avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions, and enabling patients to receive safe care in their own home? Our Integrated Locality Teams in Hastings & St Leonards, Bexhill, Rural Rother, Eastbourne Hailsham & Polegate , and Seaford have a number of opportunities for Staff Nurses to join the community nursing teams working either full or part time and with consideration for family friendly hours.

Women and Children

We are a busy and dynamic maternity unit currently delivering approximately 3,500 women a year. We care for women with low and high risk pregnancies. We have a dedicated obstetric theatre, which provides both elective and emergency procedures.

Please indicate in your supporting information which Clinical Unit you would be interested in.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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01323 417 400 ext 3019