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Registered Nurse - Southbourne Ward

Job Reference: 390-R5132-MC-A

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Medicine
Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, Westcliff on Sea
£23,023 - £29,608 per a

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

The Estuary Acute Medical Short Stay Unit, is looking for a compassionate and caring Registered Nurse to join their bright and friendly team.

This unit is part of the Acute Medical Service and led by Acute Physicians

If you are looking for comprehensive experience in acute medicine this is the job for you.

The Unit:

This acute medical short stay unit provides comprehensive, high quality care to patients with a wide variety of medical conditions who can be treated and discharged within 24 to 72 hours.

Our aim is to provide a supportive environment fostering person-centered care to enable patients to reach their optimum level of health and independence. We treat a wide variety of acute medical conditions from across all specialities, including respiratory cardiac and neurological conditions as well as other conditions, which may require careful observation, intravenous drugs or skilled assessment.

The unit offers excellent experience in simple and complex discharge and works closely with the Acute Medical Unit, Ambulatory Care, Emergency Department and Frailty Service.

There is potential for rotation to the Acute Medical Unit and Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit.

Acute Medical Unit is a 24 bed assessment unit that is open 24 hours per day accepting acute medical referrals form GP's and the Emergency Department including cardiology, respiratory, endocrine and gastroenterology.

The Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit is a consultant – led service, working alongside other healthcare professionals including Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The Ambulatory Emergency Care Service aims to rapidly investigate and treat patients so they can go home on the same day.

We support the development of new roles in the Acute Medical Service including Advanced Nursing Practice and Assistant Practitioners.

Southend-On-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation. The attractive nearby town of bohemian Leigh-On-Sea provides an alternative location for many professionals to settle and wind down after work.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gifty Okai - Ward Manager
01702 435555 ext 6049 or 5472

  • 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
  • Effective 01 April 2019, annual leave entitlement is guaranteed in line with NHS terms and conditions of service

On appointment: 27 days

After five years' service: 29 days

After ten years' service: 33 days

  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

We will be moving from Local Terms to AfC on 01 April 2019. Details provided on request.

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.

UK Registration

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

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