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Registered Nurse - Southbourne Ward

Band 5

Main area
Acute Medicine
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£23,023 - £29,608 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 Estuary Acute Medical Short Stay Unit, is looking for a compassionate and caring Registered Nurse to join their bright and friendly team.

This unit is part of the Acute Medical Service and led by Acute Physicians

If you are looking for comprehensive experience in acute medicine this is the job for you.

The Unit:

This acute medical short stay unit provides comprehensive, high quality care to patients with a wide variety of medical conditions who can be treated and discharged within 24 to 72 hours.

Our aim is to provide a supportive environment fostering person-centered care to enable patients to reach their optimum level of health and independence. We treat a wide variety of acute medical conditions from across all specialities, including respiratory cardiac and neurological conditions as well as other conditions, which may require careful observation, intravenous drugs or skilled assessment.

The unit offers excellent experience in simple and complex discharge and works closely with the Acute Medical Unit, Ambulatory Care, Emergency Department and Frailty Service.

There is potential for rotation to the Acute Medical Unit and Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit.

Acute Medical Unit is a 24 bed assessment unit that is open 24 hours per day accepting acute medical referrals form GP's and the Emergency Department including cardiology, respiratory, endocrine and gastroenterology.

The Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit is a consultant – led service, working alongside other healthcare professionals including Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The Ambulatory Emergency Care Service aims to rapidly investigate and treat patients so they can go home on the same day.

We support the development of new roles in the Acute Medical Service including Advanced Nursing Practice and Assistant Practitioners.

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. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation. The attractive nearby town of bohemian Leigh-On-Sea provides an alternative location for many professionals to settle and wind down after work.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Gifty Okai - Ward Manager
01702 435555 ext 6049 or 5472