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Sister/Charge Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Coronary Care Unit & Cardiac Catheter Labs
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Eastbourne DGH
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
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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.

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Cardiovascular Medicine

Eastbourne District General Hospital


Coronary Care Unit & Cardiac Catheter Labs

Sister/ Charge Nurse

Band 6 - Full Time/Part time

Salary £26,565 - £35,577 per annum 


This is an exciting opportunity within our Coronary Care Unit and Cardiac Catheter Laboratory team. CCU is a busy 11 bedded high dependency unit nursing elective and emergency cardiology admissions. In addition the role will involve rotation into the Cardiac catheter laboratory and recovery areas, and oncall primary PCI service.

We are looking for a Band 6 Sister/ Charge nurse to join our Team.


We will provide a supportive atmosphere, mentorship and clinical supervision in the unit and are committed to professional development of all staff.

This includes training and support for assisting allied healthcare professional teams with imaging services- including cardiac CT and nuclear imaging, and complex echocardiography.

As well as our elective and primary angioplasty services, we undertake complex pacing and have a variety of well established electrophysiology and arrhythmia services, including AF and VT ablation and nurse-led DC Cardioversion service.

We have strong links with the University of Brighton and encourage further education and gaining qualifications within the field of cardiology.

Multi-disciplinary team working with allied healthcare professionals and senior nurses is an integral part of this unit with all staff enabled and empowered to make a real difference for their patients.


You will need to be well motivated and committed to high standards of patient care and personal, professional development. The team is both friendly and supportive, with a strong commitment to providing a high standard of care.


You should be a 1st level RGN, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and hold ENB 998/Mentorship level 3 or equivalent.  Four years post registration experience is desirable and at least two years experience at Band 5 with proven management and leadership skills and a Cardiac pathway qualification would be desirable.


You will provide strong leadership, excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and support staff with clinical expertise. The successful applicants will be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising basic standards of care and professionalism. In return we will offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development.



For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Tracey King – Ward Matron on 01323 417400 extension 46634.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Tracey King – Ward Matron on 01323 417400 extension 46634.

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400