Calling all Staff Nurses and final year Student Nurses with an interest in Critical Care!
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for you to join our Critical Care family at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) this summer.
We are looking for caring and compassionate nurses with high standards of care to join our team. We require staff who excel in working in a multi-disciplinary team, who have high standards of care as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills to ensure quality for our patients.
We desire staff who have a genuine interest in caring for the critically ill adult and their families, who are able to prioritise care in acute deterioration, whilst upholding the Trust Values each day.
All our staff on Critical Care need to be motivated and enthusiastic about Continuing Professional Development and studying for competencies, as this is an essential part of the role. Previous acute care or critical care experience is preferable, as is completion of the mentorship course or the Critical Care Graduate Certificate. However, we also value the enthusiasm often shown from Student Nurses and would welcome you to apply, especially if you have had a placement on ITU during your studies.
In return, we will offer 6 weeks of supernumerary supported by experienced nurses along with enrolling you onto our yearly ‘Introduction to Critical Care’ course, which we teach in-house each summer. This will give you the knowledge to complete your competencies in your first year, which cover all the major body systems and common experiences we see on Critical Care at SaTH. For newly qualified staff, we also support attendant to the SaTH preceptorship scheme, run by the Trust’s Clinical Practice Educators. We also have a Critical Care Practice Development Nurse in our team to help with your training and development, who you will meet for your induction.
We value training and development highly on our unit, and we will support you to complete your mentorship course as well as your graduate certificate in Critical Care as part of your development. This is in addition to monthly training on the unit related to various topics including advanced equipment and of course, your statutory and mandatory training. We also organise an annual Critical Care Conference for our team to attend to keep up to date with the latest topics, learning alongside our extremely knowledgeable Consultant Intensivists.
You will be joining a highly motivated team who are proud to have achieved *Diamond* rating during their Exemplar Ward inspection in 2018. We also work closely with the Transforming Care Institute to encourage innovation and creativity from our team to help improve our patients’ experiences. We are proud of all our improvements in the last year, such as the End of Life pilot scheme and the Critical Care Rehabilitation pilot scheme. We recognise outstanding care within our team, supported by the Learning from Excellence scheme and encourage all our staff to get involved. We also highly value safety and quality – with established daily safety huddles, improved communication through our team newsletter and open culture for all staff to suggest improvements.
A positive attitude to change is essential as we look to the future, and we invite you to be part of SaTH’s Future Fit initiative as we join both units together to form a 30-bedded Critical Care at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in the next few years. Until then, we currently offer rotations for staff between the RSH site and the PRH site so that our team can gain experience in a range of medical, surgical, trauma, maternity and emergency care specialities. We also encourage cross-site working as much as possible as we align both teams.
This is a hugely exciting time to be joining Critical Care at SaTH with these developments and we hope that you will apply for this post and join our family!
If you are successful candidate, you will be based at either Princess Royal Hospital or Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Our busy units require 7 day working and 24-hour shift cover, therefore shift work is required. There are opportunities for 6-month rotations as well as shift-by-shift cross-site cover; therefore, ability to travel between sites is desirable. If you are newly qualified, we usually ensure that you do not rotate in the first 6 months until you have gained more confidence as a Staff Nurse.
Further details / informal visits contact
For further details / informal visits contact:
Hannah O'Mahoney-Magee (Department Manager) - The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
Telephone number - 01952 641222 ext 4504
Email - Hannah.O'Mahoney-Magee@nhs.net
Jane Davies (Department Manager) - The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Telephone number - 01743 261000 ext 2315
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