Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.
The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.
Looking for an exciting new opportunity in an innovative and fast paced paediatric unit? Then come and join us In Queen Alexandra’s Paediatric Unit.
The rotation that we offer is the chance to develop a multitude of skills and enhance your knowledge to new levels.
You will rotate between three dynamic areas, a Children’s Assessment unit, a Medical ward and a Surgical ward. Opportunities may also be available to rotate to Paediatric Emergency Department, Community and Neonatal Intensive Care. Full support is offered to all new staff members and a comprehensive preceptor-ship programme is available for newly qualified staff nurses.
Within our unit we have not just the above three wards, but also a paediatric X-Ray department, a busy Children’s outpatients department, several playrooms, a physio gym, excellent parent provisions and a school room.
We are looking for newly qualified (including dual qualified) as well as more experienced nurses to join our amazing team which includes physiotherapists, dietitians, specialist nurses, play specialists and many others.
You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, be a keen team player as well as a desire to be part of a team that wants to provide the best care for their patients. Competent at nursing within an acute setting with the flexibility to adapt to often rapidly changing situation and be ability to manage a complex workload
We will support your professional development via internal courses including Trust Leadership and Management programmes, and we have a Paediatric Practice Development nurse on site for support and development.
Staff benefits which include childcare vouchers, on-site gym / swimming pool, cycle to work scheme, access to our Beach Hut and many more!
You are welcome to attend our recruitment open day on March 21st from 10-12 in the paediatric unit.
The closing date for this post is: 3rd March 2017
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