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‘Outstanding’ hospital to host nursing and midwifery open event

Friday, 01 September, 2017
‘Outstanding’ hospital to host nursing and midwifery open event

Registered nurses and midwives interested in a career with one of the North East’s ‘outstanding’ NHS foundation trusts are being invited to meet staff at a recruitment open event at The Northumbria hospital.

The wide range of nursing and midwifery opportunities available at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be showcased on Saturday 16 September from 9am until 11am, with senior nurses and midwives on hand to chat about careers.

Earlier this year, Northumbria Healthcare was rated as the best NHS employer in England for providing equal opportunities to staff for career progression and promotion, according to results of the 2016 NHS Staff Survey, with 95 per cent of staff praising the opportunities available.

A range of nursing and midwifery roles are available, not only at The Northumbria – the UK’s first purpose-built hospital dedicated to emergency care – but across the trust in general and community hospitals and in the community in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

These cover a wide range of specialities including:

·         acute medicine

·         acute elderly care and rehabilitation

·         child and adolescent mental health

·         children’s nursing

·         community nursing

·         critical care

·         emergency department (A&E)

·         midwifery

·         oncology

·         orthopaedics

·         palliative care

·         respiratory medicine

·         stroke

·         surgery

As one of only a handful of trusts rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016, Northumbria Healthcare is recognised nationally for delivering the highest standards of patient care in hospital and in the community with over 11,000 staff caring for patients.

The trust is keen to attract people at any stage of their nursing or midwifery career from newly-qualified to highly-experienced and offers opportunities for people to return to the profession.

All nurses and midwives are fully supported with newly-qualified staff benefitting from one of the most extensive ‘preceptorship’ programmes in the NHS during their first year.

Since opening in June 2015, The Northumbria has transformed emergency care in Northumberland and North Tyneside by having specialist consultant-led care seven day a week

At the forefront of the NHS, this model of care has not only resulted in fewer emergency admissions but also ensured patients spend less time in hospital and experience the best possible care with improved clinical outcomes.

Elaine Henderson, interim deputy director of nursing at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “We’re really proud of the opportunities we offer to our nurses and midwives. As a hugely diverse trust caring for people in hospitals and in the community in both urban and rural areas, we can give people at any stage of their career a rewarding and varied role.

“We’re passionate about nurturing and developing our staff, supporting them every step of the way to progress and build a fulfilling career with us.

“We’d encourage any nurse or midwife who’s interested in joining us to come along to The Northumbria on Saturday 16 September to meet our team and find out about the opportunities we have available across our trust, and the support we provide to our staff.”

If you are a registered nurse or midwife and you would be interested in attending the event, please click here to register.

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