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Registered Nurse - Respiratory Unit

Band 5

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Respiratory Unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hrs per week
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Southend University Hospital Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum pro rata
10/03/2019 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.




Are you a registered nurse looking for a new challenge?

Our Respiratory Unit (formally Westcliff and Rochford ward) is looking for an experienced registered nurse to join their friendly and dynamic teams to help deliver excellent care.

Our respiratory unit is a 12-bedded respiratory high dependency unit (ARCU).They look after patients with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, cysytic fibrosis, lung cancer along with other respiratory disorders. (Please attached Culture document to see the culture of our Unit and that we welcome all applicants that feel they would like to work in this environment and could demonstrate this culture themselves to the team)

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 want to attract candidates who are passionate about their career and passionate about Care!

The Area:
Southend is a lively and vibrant seaside town, most famous for having the world’s longest pier. It boasts excellent road and rail communications – central London is less than an hour away by train and the newly-expanded airport is introducing new routes all the time. The town is renowned for its wide variety of cultural and sporting opportunities, with top-class theatres, arts and music festivals and water sports. It also prides itself on offering a buzzing nightlife with clubs, excellent restaurants and bistros. There are outstanding shops as well as plenty of parks and open spaces.The town also benefits from very good schools including 4 local Grammar schools.

At Southend Hospital we strive to provide excellent care from excellent people and in return we offer a competitive benefits package, inclusive of Local Terms and Conditions and the chance to work in a friendly but hard working environment.

Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
• Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
• Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
• Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
• An initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata) rising to 33 days (pro rata) after 7 years’ service
• An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members
• Competitive pension

To gain a better understanding of our Trust’s vision and work ethic, please read our hospital Magazine 'The Look' via our hospital website or follow our videos on YouTube under 'SouthendHospitalNHS'

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

Anne Groome or Lisa Cubitt on 01702 435555 ext 6727.