Nursing roles at Hampshire Hospitals - drop in or click to find out more
Thursday 9 August 2012
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wants to attract more high-quality nurses and is holding a recruitment drop-in session on August 16 for experienced and newly-qualified nurses to find out more about roles available.
We have produced a video showing some of our current nurses talking about their roles and what it is like working in our hospitals. Click here to view the video.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services at Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester. We have vacancies in all areas but particularly on our Winchester and Basingstoke sites where we are particularly seeking nurses to work on our acute medicine wards, elderly care, specialist award-winning Stroke Unit, theatres and critical care.
Hampshire Hospitals Deputy Chief Nurse, Alison Huggett said: “We employ some brilliant nurses who are dedicated to providing excellent care for patients, and we would warmly welcome more to join us. This is an exciting time to join the Foundation Trust, whether as an ambitious newly qualified nurse, or someone looking to move to further develop their career.
“We are particularly interested in hearing from people who would like to take on the demanding yet rewarding challenge of running a ward, either now or in the future. The support and development opportunities are all here. ”
Experienced and newly qualified nurses are invited to attend the Ark Conference Centre at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital on August 16, any time between 9am and 12 noon.
Associate Nursing Director, Edmund Cartwright, said: “Drop in and meet some current employees and senior nurses, have an informal chat and get a true insight into the organisation before applying to join us. You can also test for yourself how easy Basingstoke is to get to from all over the south and further afield. Winchester is easily commutable from Eastleigh, Southampton and the south coast.”
See www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk for more details about Hampshire Hospitals, view all the Foundation Trust’s vacancies online by searching for NHS Jobs or call the Recruiting team on 01256 313385 to discuss any opportunities.
For nurses returning to the profession after a break, the Foundation Trust is willing to assist with funding of the required Return to Practice course.
Notes for editors
The acute medicine wards include respiratory care, gastroenterology and endoscopy. These are busy wards treating a wide range of patients. The Long Term Conditions Directorate includes the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit at Winchester, ranked in the top 25% of stroke units nationally. The Foundation Trust has a number of wards treating elderly patients, and The Firs, a step down unit where elderly patients are cared for in partnership with local GPs, has just celebrated its first birthday. An expanded Critical Care Unit has been opened at Basingstoke, much improving the environment for patients, families and staff.
1. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) came into being on 9 January 2012 as a result of the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust (BNHFT) and Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust. BNHFT was authorised as a Foundation Trust in December 2006.
2. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a population of approximately 600,000 patients in Hampshire and parts of west Berkshire.
3. HHFT has about 5,000 staff and a turnover of £300 million a year.
4. HHFT delivers one hospital service across multiple locations including its own hospitals, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. It also provides outpatient and assessment services from Bordon and Alton community hospitals.
5. As a Foundation Trust, HHFT is accountable to the local community through a system of local ownership with members and elected governors. HHFT has to date 18,600 staff and public members. Foundation Trusts are free from central government control and can reinvest any surplus to develop clinical services. They are authorised and regulated by Monitor, an independent regulator.
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