Jul 31st 2020

Healthcare Trust offers job opportunities in virtual first

A West Midlands healthcare Trust will be interviewing nurses and theatre staff virtually as part of a new recruitment campaign.

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust will also be offering informal chats with leading clinicians over a virtual coffee so that candidates are able to find out more about the jobs on offer.

Vacancies are available for band 5/6 nurses within medicine and emergency care offering flexible working hours, whilst there are opportunities to join the theatres teams as nurses and operating department practitioners.

Di Eltringham, Group Director of Nursing for Surgical Services at the organisation, said: “Historically the Trust has always held large inhouse recruitment events which have been highly successfully. But with the onset of the pandemic we realised that this would not be an option so have decided to take things online.

“We have vacancies to fill but we want our candidates to get to know us, that’s why we’re offering them virtual coffee with clinical leads, practice development nurses and members of our human resources department before interviews.”

A Trust spokeswoman, added: “Candidates will be able to find out about the recent investments we have made within our organisation, including a new £1.2 million Children’s Emergency Care Unit, training and development opportunities, and the fantastic range of staff benefits on offer.

“The Trust is also building the new super hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, which will boast the biggest A&E department in Europe, with state-of-the-art equipment. It’s due to open in 2022 and will be a fantastic place to work.

“The health and wellbeing of our staff is also very important to us, especially now more than ever. We have a wellbeing sanctuary for employees where they can access free massages and an energy pod which can be used on breaks, giving staff a chance to relax and rejuvenate whilst they are on shift. And staff currently working at the Trust will receive a “refer a friend” bonus, if their recommended person is hired.

“There are so many reasons why we want people to join our Trust and we invite prospective candidates to contact us to find out more about what we have to offer.”

To find out more about the vacancies within Theatres, go to https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916104615

You can apply for a job in Medicine and Emergency Care by going to https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916108837

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