Staff from our theatres team at Sandwell Hospital working on the frontline during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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.”

THEATRES:

We have amazing new opportunities for experienced ODPs and Theatre Registered Nurses.

Over the last 12 months the Trust has significantly invested in theatre resources and technology and our surgeons are committed to driving pioneer surgical interventions and research. We deliver surgical services across 2 acute hospital locations (Sandwell, West Birmingham Hospitals) and also offer regional ophthalmology surgery at our innovative and prestigious Birmingham Midland Eye Clinic. Each Hospital site offers a wide choice of specialties including Ophthalmology,Trauma and Orthopaedics, Ear Nose and Throat, General Surgery, Gynecology, Gynae-Oncology (Pan-Birmingham Centre), Obstetrics, Plastics, Breast Surgery and Urology.

The job description can be found at https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916104615 – please ignore the vacancy being marked closed.

To apply contact Amber Markham at amber.markham@nhs.net.

MEDICINE AND EMERGENCY CARE:

Medicine is a diverse and expanding service at SWB. Over the last 12 months the Trust has made significant investment across our wards and services. The medical service is an innovative and progressive group of the Trust, which will support you in expanding and growing your career pathways. As well as creating opportunity for you in your clinical practice, leadership and management portfolio. The services we are recruiting to across City and Sandwell sites include:

Emergency Care, Elderly Care, Stroke & Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Oncology, Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology.

We are seeking experienced and newly qualified registered nurses who are passionate about delivering person centred care, enhancing patient experience and outcomes.

The job description can be found at https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916108837 – please ignore the vacancy being marked closed.

To apply contact swbh.medicine_ec_nursevacancyenquiry@nhs.net.


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