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Associate Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum pro rata
28/02/2019 23:59

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

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




The present Eleanor Hobbs ward is a 35 bedded mixed general medical ward with emphasis on gastroenterology/infectious/endocrine disorders, caring for acute and chronic medical problems.

All multidisciplinary team member aim to provide an environment for staff and patients that is conducive to the provision of compassionate, reliable, effective and safe care.

Each medical team is led by a consultant and nursing led by a ward manager and a matron.

We are currently looking for a compassionate, enthusiastic and caring nurse to join our dynamic team. You will need to be a motivated team orientated professional with a passion for delivering good nursing care in an ever changing environment. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork.

There is plenty of opportunity to develop your management, clinical and educational skills in this busy ward, supported by very experienced senior nurses, MDT team and 8 consultants.

Please review the personal specification within the Job description for the required qualifications.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sister Penny Peniston

01702 435555 ex 5386