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New Northumbria hospital to host events for nurses to join ‘best place to work’

Wednesday, 05 August, 2015
New Northumbria hospital to host events for nurses to join ‘best place to work’

Two events are taking place at the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital next week for people to find out more about nursing roles.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding drop-in sessions at The Northumbria hospital in Cramlington on Thursday 13 August and Saturday 15 August.

The trust, named recently as ‘Best Place to Work in the NHS for 2015’, is looking to recruit nurses in a number of areas to work at the new Northumbria hospital, at its general and community hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside and in community-based roles.

Qualified nurses looking for full or part-time posts and those looking for a more flexible working pattern by joining the trust’s staff bank are encouraged to come along from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday 13 August or 10am to 1pm on Saturday 15 August.

At the sessions nurses will be able to talk to the matrons to find out more about the roles available and career opportunities.

The events are being held just two months after the hospital opened and just weeks after the trust was named ‘Best Place to Work in the NHS for 2015’. This recognises and celebrates the culture created at Northumbria Healthcare where the leadership team has worked hard to promote great staff engagement and create an environment where people can enjoy their work. 

Elaine Henderson, chief matron for medicine and emergency care at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “It has been an extremely successful couple of months for Northumbria Healthcare.

“Not only have we opened the country’s first purpose-built hospital dedicated to emergency care, we have been held up nationally by health secretary Jeremy Hunt as an organisation providing the best standard of seven-day services in the NHS.

“This was topped off by us being named ‘Best Place to Work in the NHS’ – an fantastic honour which is testament to all the hard work we’ve done over many years to involve our staff, empower them to continually strive to improve patient care, and create a culture where patients are at the heart of all that we do.

“As an organisation, we truly value our nurses and the vital role they play in delivering compassionate front-line care for our patients.

“We have a number of opportunities for nurses to join us and help us deliver the highest standards of care for our patients whether that’s in an emergency situation in our new Northumbria hospital, on-going or planned care at our general or community hospitals or in the community.

“We would encourage nurses to come along to our new Northumbria hospital and meet the team to find out more – we look forward to seeing everyone there.”

The vast array of opportunities for nursing with Northumbria will be showcased at the event, including elderly care, psychiatry of old age, medical specialties, emergency care, critical care, orthopaedics, surgery and theatres.  There will also be an opportunity to find out about community-based nursing roles, as well as vacancies with Northumbria’s staff bank.  All roles are advertised on NHS Jobs www.jobs.nhs.uk.

For more information about the event visit here, email human.resources@nhct.nhs.uk or contact 0191 203 1861.

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