Registered Nurse - Surgical Assessment Unit

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
09 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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

Registered Nurse - Surgical Assessment Unit

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

The Surgical Assessment Unit is a fast paced and exciting place to work. The surgical assessment unit (SAU) is the gateway into surgery. The unit takes patients for assessment for the surgical teams from A&E and GP referrals and is a combination of ward beds and ambulatory patients managed through the ward area as well as the Emergency Surgical Ambulatory Clinic (ESAC) which is also situated on the unit. This is a great area to hone acute care and assessment skills. The nurses in SAU are experienced in stabilising new patients, preparing patients for surgery and post op care. Due to the variety of patients cared for in SAU there is support from a number of different nurse specialists including the surgical navigators (who co-ordinate the GP referrals and manage ESAC), stoma nurses, urology specialists, trauma nurses to name but a few

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.

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.

• Looking for Outstanding schools? We have 4 of the country's leading grammar schools and multiple Outstanding [Ofsted rated] primary schools in the immediate vicinity

• Want a great place to work with big potential? Southend Hospital is the leading specialist cancer hospital in the region. The planned merger of the 3 local hospitals will serve more than 1.1 million people across Essex, employing more than 14,000 staff

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kelly Smith - 01702 385044
( Email address removed )

  • 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

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