Chief Nurse

Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust

East Sussex

  • Location

    East Sussex

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  • Sector


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    20 May 2019

  • Client

    Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust

Ref: GSe53949

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites (Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath).  Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in January and ‘Outstanding’ for Caring, we provide district general hospital services to our local populations in and around the Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and the western part of East Sussex and more specialised and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England.

This is an organisation built on strong, values led foundations.  Our “Patient First” approach underpins all that we do – it is our long-term approach to transforming hospital services for the better.  A continuous process of improvement within existing processes and pathways that leads to measurable improvements for our patients and staff.

We are committed to ensuring the continuous development of our ambitious and engaged workforce; and are now seeking a Chief Nurse who can play an integral role in leading and inspiring our 2,300 strong team of fantastic nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals.  A key member of the leadership team and a voting Board member, the Chief Nurse will lead the development and delivery of clinical and professional standards and the development of leadership capacity within nursing, midwifery and healthcare professionals and will be our Executive lead in a number of key areas, including patient safety, patient experience and safeguarding. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a a highly motivated experienced nurse leader, with excellent communications skills to work as part of our dedicated and experienced executive leadership team.  We are looking for someone with a passion for patient care and the ability to think strategically and to work effectively as part of a team  Able to drive innovation and inspire those around them, above all else you will evidence a commitment and aspiration to drive continuous improvement and strong ambition to deliver the best for the populations we serve. 

Closing dateMonday 20th May 2019
Long listingThursday 23rd May 2019
Preliminary interviewsFriday 24th & Monday 28th May 2019
Short listingThursday 30th or Friday 31st May 2019
Final panelW/c 3rd June 2019
How to Apply

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Contact details
Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Julia St Clare: 07794 562 088