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Registered Nurse - Windsor Ward

Band 5

Main area
Department of Medicine for the Elderly
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southend University Hospital
Westcliff on Sea
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
24/03/2019 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.




Southend University Hospital Windsor Ward is looking for a registered nurse to join our friendly and dynamic teams to help deliver excellent care. Our Windsor Ward is an acute medical ward for people aged 75 years and older. We provide care for patients with complex medical and social issues. We work closely with the patients and their families to give high standards of care, working with many specialities to enable a seamless journey for the patient from admission to discharge.

The ward team comprises of 2 Gerontology Consultants, a Registrar, 4 Ward Doctors, a Matron, Ward Manager, trained Nurses, health care assistants, rehab team, domestics and caterers. We also work closely with the Clinical nurse specialists, Frailty team, Falls team, Safeguarding team, Social workers, Speech and Language therapists, discharge coordinators and bed flow management team. We also have a new designated reminisce room to help support caring for those with Dementia.

We are passionate about caring and supporting those in the last years of their lives, and are currently working towards an accreditation in this area.

The successful candidate will be a motivated team orientated professional with a passion for delivering good nursing in an ever changing environment. They must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork.

Continuous professional development is a priority within Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we need candidates who are passionate about their career and passionate about care!

If this sounds like you, we would be delighted to receive your application!  If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal visit, please contact us as we would be happy to speak to you.

The Area: As a place to live, work and enjoy life, Southend has a lot to offer. The border touches sea, city and countryside with some of England’s prettiest villages and liveliest towns. It is also just under an hour from London making it an ideal base to explore the capital city.

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

Lucy Hollings - Ward Manager

01702 435555 ext 6664/6790