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Spotlight on nursing specialties at Northumbria recruitment event

Monday, 26 September, 2016
Spotlight on nursing specialties at Northumbria recruitment event
The wide range of nursing specialties available at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is to be showcased at a recruitment event early next month.
Northumbria Healthcare, one of the country’s top performing trusts, is inviting all registered nurses and midwives to come along to its nursing and midwifery drop-in event on Saturday 8 October.
Senior nurses from all the different specialities will be at the event at Northumbria House at Cobalt Business Park to talk to people from 9am to 1pm.
To register for the event click here.
As one of only a handful of trusts which has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, Northumbria Healthcare is recognised nationally for delivering the highest standards of care in hospital and the community.
It provides nurses opportunities to work in medicine, surgery, elderly care, paediatrics, community, midwifery, learning disabilities and mental health across Northumberland and North Tyneside.
Last year, the trust opened the country’s first purpose-built hospital dedicated to emergency care – The Northumbria – and is transforming planned and on-going care at its general hospitals at Wansbeck, North Tyneside and Hexham.
The trust is at the forefront of innovation in the NHS and is leading national work to pioneer new models of care. In 2015, it was named ‘best place to work in the NHS’.
Elaine Henderson, interim deputy director of nursing at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “Northumbria is the place to be if you’re a nurse or midwife. We are one of the best trusts in the country and we have opportunities in the whole range of nursing specialities on offer.
“From caring to a patient who’s just undergone surgery to visiting a patient in their own home every day to help them manage a long-term condition, we provide the most varied and rewarding of experiences for nurses and midwives looking for a new challenge at every stage of their career.
“And at Northumbria, your area of work is not set in stone. We will support you if you wish to change to another specialty within our trust – there’s nothing to stop you trying something new.
“We’d urge nurses and midwives to come along, meet out expert team and find out more about our opportunities.”
Cobalt Business Park is near Silverlink in North Tyneside and the venue’s postcode is NE27 0QJ.
Stephanie Bramwell is a children’s nurse at the trust who works on the children’s unit at The Northumbria.  
Stephanie said: “I chose children’s nursing because of the sheer love I have of working with children.
“I love children’s nursing because you’re part of that child’s journey through their development and you’re assisting with any health aspect when they become unwell.
“I absolutely love the job I do here at The Northumbria and every day putting my uniform on makes me feel proud.”
Ben Swinney is a nurse who works in emergency care at The Northumbria. 
He said: “I decided to go into A&E and medicine because as a student I was drawn to that after working with the teams on a few different placements.
“Every day is busy however it’s really enjoyable. The environment is fast-paced, the team is well-structured and supports me so well and I get to make a difference to people’s lives every day.
“Since joining this team and working for Northumbria I feel I’ve been well supported from coming here as a student to being a band 5 staff nurse I’ve been on lots of different courses which has helped me grow as a nurse as I’m really happy where I work.”