The Acute Medical Unit is an assessment and admissions unit for acutely unwell patients. We treat emergency admissions from the A&E department and take direct referrals from GPs. Patients receive medical assessment and treatment before being admitted to the hospital for further treatment or discharged home.
We have an ambulatory care area where patients referred from their GP are triaged (assessed to determine the severity of their condition) and we have a ward area where acutely unwell female patients are cared for.
We treat non-operable medical conditions. Most commonly we treat patients with chest pain and heart arrythmias, stroke, respiratory conditions, unstable diabetes, gastro-intestinal conditions and oncology emergencies. We also care for patients with social and psychological problems before they are admitted or discharged to suitable places of care.
We have a senior nurse in charge of every shift who is responsible for coordinating patient care and bed allocation. This involves liaising with other departments and health care professionals in order to treat patients as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We have a dedicated team of qualified nurses and health care assistants who work in our fast moving environment to retain a high level of all round patient care.
We have full time permanent positions of 37.5 hours per week working a rotation shift pattern.
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.
If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require then apply today!
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 - please see the attached information pack for further information.
And as we are the only Trust within the UK under Local Terms and Conditions we allow participation in a Gainshare Payment Scheme, have the ability to buy and sell annual leave and deliver Long Service Awards.