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Registered Nurse - Surgical Assessment Unit

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

We are looking to welcome a new Registered Nurse into our Surgical Assessment Unit, Chalkwell Ward.

The Surgical Assessment Unit is a busy and challenging unit. Patients are admitted from A/E and direct referrals are taken from GP's.There are 18 beds and a GP assessment area. Patients are admitted to SAU with a wide variety of emergency surgical conditions under the care of the general and urology teams. The work load is very varied and interesting, no two days are the same. Following assessment the patients are either treated and discharged, warded or admitted to the unit for a maximum of 3 days.

Your role in include ensuring that an individual programme of care is planned, implemented and evaluated for each patient within own sphere of responsibility. You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team ensuring the delivery of a high standard of care to the patients.

We have 2 roles available:
One at 375 hours a week and one at 30 hours a week.

Please see the attached details.

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:
Kelly Smith - Ward Manager
 ( Phone number removed ) 

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.

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