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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.

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


OUTPATIENT DEPT – Conquest, Bexhill and Rye
Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Up to Six Months Working to the Higher Band /Secondment Opportunity
An exciting development opportunity has arisen for a 6 month secondment as a Band 7 Matron in the main Out Patient Department at the Conquest Hospital

The Outpatient Service is the shop window of the Trust that aims to provide a service that is patient focused, with an emphasis on quality and efficiency. We are a reforming service that is committed to meeting the challenges of the 18-week and 62-day pathways that is flexible and supportive to providing a positive patient’s experience.

You will need to provide strong leadership, possess excellent communication skills and be able to develop and support staff with clinical and professional expertise. You will also be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising standards of care and professionalism.

You must have advanced clinical knowledge and skills, be willing to participate in research and audit projects and will also be expected to work with a certain amount of autonomy. In return you will be offered excellent managerial support and commitment to both your personal and professional development.

You must be a 1st level Registered Nurse with significant experience at Band 6 Sister /Charge Nurse level. Ideally you will be educated to a degree level or be working towards a degree. The ENB 998/mentorship level 3 is essential as is an awareness of the current professional, research and practice issues and an understanding of modern human resource management.

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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 details / informal visits contact:
please contact Sue Winser, Matron – Outpatient Department on 01424 755255 ext 6404

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 4957