Aintree’s Nursing Recruitment event is on Wednesday 24 January in the Clinical Sciences Centre, 10am-7pm.
The event is for qualified nurses interested in a career at Aintree. There vacancies for nursing positions in the following specialities:
- DDU (Digestive Diseases Unit)
- General Medicine
- DME (Department of Medicine for the Elderly) /Stroke
- Diabetes Wards.
The event will be a one-stop-shop with interviews, pre-employment checks, assessments and Occupational Health clearance. This means successful candidates may receive an offer of employment on the day.
Candidates wishing to have an interview booked in advance should apply online here by midnight on 18th January. Interested applicants are welcome to come along on the day without first applying online.
Aintree Hospital also has a number of benefits including:
- Child care vouchers
- Car leasing schemes
- Electrical goods benefits scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Discounts on a wide range of goods and services from local organisations
- Health plans through our Occupational Health Department
- Landscape woodland walks
- Arts programmes
We can also offer:
- 37.5 hour working week
- A commitment to professional development
- Consideration of flexible hours.
Our Chief Nurse, Dianne Brown, is passionate about developing our nursing workforce and committed to investing resources, time and training to ensure our nursing staff are fit for delivery of healthcare in the future. We have recently appointed a Nursing and Allied Health Professional Workforce matron to support delivery.
We specifically want to recruit nurses for the following specialties. Each of these areas can offer unique development opportunities for experienced nurses who may be looking for a new challenge or to expand their experience.
Thoracic Medicine - Our thoracic wards treat a wide range of conditions. We work closely with our Allied Health Professionals to provide excellent, safe care. Our aim is to provide a high quality service whilst make our patients feel empowered and included in their care. Our team works closely with internal and external agencies to provide a seamless transition of care into the community. These links also provide career pathways into Respiratory Specialist Nursing, Community Respiratory Discharge support, Chronic Disease Management, acute non –invasive ventilation and Critical Care.
Diabetes - Ward 21 is a busy 36 bed Diabetes and General Medical ward. We treat patients from every medical speciality, including ITU step downs, Neuro, Respiratory, Cardiology, Renal, Gastro and Care of the Elderly. Ward 21 is a friendly and supportive team. A Diabetic Foot Day Unit is a pilot scheme to reduce length of stay and ensure our patients get the best holistic care while waiting for services to become available in the community. The team consists of medical, nursing and podiatry staff. Many of our patients have diabetic foot ulcers and attend surgery for amputations of toes, feet and limbs. This provides the opportunity for staff to gain t skills on wound dressing and post-operative care. .
Medicine for the Elderly including our Frailty Assessment Unit - We are offering opportunities to work across our four wards, including two acute medicine areas, a located Ward 30 and 32, rehabilitation unit and the Frailty Assessment Unit (FAU). We have a strong team ethos which is reflected in our patient care. We are proud of our recent achievements including our Aintree Excellence Awards for:
- Team of the year for Patient Experience
- Divisional Award for Frailty Service
- Clinical Leader of the year
- Learner of the year
FAU works closely with the Emergency Department team, co-located within the same department, FAU is a 12 bed unit, offering 48- hour short stay for patients, and ambulatory care from Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Ward 30 is a 27 bed ward to care for patients suffering from dementia and has specially adapted indoor and outdoor facilities. Ward 32 offers acute treatment for our older population. Ward 34 facilitates early transfer of patients from the acute wards, leading to intensive rehabilitation, working closely with occupational therapy, physiotherapy and primary care.
Stroke - We are a busy 33 bed combined stroke unit that provides hyper- acute care. We can provide a wealth of experience within stroke medicine and offer many learning opportunities. With the new addition of allocated hyper acute bays we are improving patient flow through the Emergency Department and enhancing patient experience. You will be able to gain knowledge and experience of nursing thrombolysed patients with the opportunity to work alongside stroke specialist nurses and team. Our aims are for all Acute Stroke patients to be transferred directly to the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit from Accident and Emergency and provide 24/7 rapid assessment for thrombolysis or other urgent interventions.
Orthopaedics - We are busy teams on Ward 16 and Ward 17 providing pre-operative and post-operative care for patients of all ages and backgrounds. We provide high standards of care to our patients and their relatives. You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skills on our wards, working closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team. You can also improve your knowledge of complex discharge planning. We will offer you the opportunity and support to undertake relevant post-graduate educational modules.
Gastroenterology - The Digestive Diseases Unit provides complete care for patients with disorders relating to the gastrointestinal tract. The Unit combines the departments of upper gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary (liver) surgery, colorectal surgery, emergency surgery, gastroenterology and endoscopy.
As a single directorate, surgeons and physicians work closely to provide in-house multidisciplinary care for our patients. This enables us to provide top quality care for our local population, as well as tertiary work for our region and beyond.