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Registered Nurse - 18 months Cardiology/Stroke/Respiratory

Job Description

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the 'as is' and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an innovative job opportunity to experience 3 Acute Medical Wards with an option to permanently work in your preferred area after successfully completing the 18 months rotation.

Join their friendly and dynamic teams to help deliver excellent care.

The Cardiology Unit offers the opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge in this field of expertise. The unit is being completely refurbished and will consist of 29 beds, 11 acute admission beds, (monitored) and 8 acute monitored step down beds. There will be opportunities to experience the cardiac and medical day stay unit, (including procedures), and also experience the cardiology catheter lab procedures and shadow the cardiac arrest team during emergency calls.

The Respiratory unit consists of two wards with a total of 44 beds including a 12-bedded respiratory high dependency unit (ARCU) and 12 acute stepdown beds. They look after patients with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer along with other respiratory disorders.

The Acute Stroke unit consists of 2 wards, currently with a total of 40 beds, 12 acute beds to closely monitor patients following a stroke, patients post clot retrieval and patients who are at risk of having a stroke. The stepdown beds cater for the recovery and rehabilitation of patients. There will be opportunities to work alongside the acute stroke nurses who not only support the work on the unit but attend Accident and Emergency to assess and carry out the thrombolysis.

Following completion of the 18 month rotation the candidate will have the option to continue their career on one of the 3 wards subject to completion of the probation period and vacancies at that time.

To gain a better understanding of what it's like to work at our trust then please read our hospital Magazine 'The Look' via our website or view our videos on YouTube under 'SouthendHospitalNHS'.

The Area:

Southend is a lively and vibrant seaside town, most famous for having the world’s longest pier. It boasts excellent road and rail communications – central London is less than an hour away by train and the newly-expanded airport is introducing new routes all the time. The town is renowned for its wide variety of cultural and sporting opportunities, with top-class theatres, arts and music festivals and water sports. It also prides itself on offering a buzzing nightlife with clubs, excellent restaurants and bistros. There are outstanding shops as well as plenty of parks and open spaces.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Ruth Gale

The Trust is committed to providing equality of opportunity and all applicants will be considered on the basis of their suitability. The Trust operates a no smoking policy.

Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:

  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • An initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata) rising to 33 days (pro rata) after 7 years’ service
  • An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.
  • And as we are the only Trust within the UK under Local Terms and Conditions we allow participation in a Gainshare Payment Scheme, have the ability to buy and sell annual leave and deliver Long Service Awards.

If you have patients in your every thought, whether you are in the office helping manage the financial accounts, or working on a ward providing direct patient care, we would welcome your application.

Please use the additional information section of your application to demonstrate how you meet the competencies of the person specification and the values of this Trust.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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