Staff Nurse - Surgical Wards

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
17 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

We are a friendly, caring and supportive hospital - this is what people say working here feels like. This is what the families and relatives say they notice when they come here. Many staff return as they say it feels like home. We hold regular recruitment drop-in sessions, these provide an opportunity to meet and talk with our nursing staff.

We are always seeking to recruit enthusiastic nurses to be part of our team, whether in a specialist discipline or in a rotating capacity. Please do contact us directly or feel free to come along to one of our recruitment events and if you decide to join us our recruitment team will also be there to ensure the process runs smoothly and efficiently. Please contact us for further details: 01279 827 977
Opportunities have arisen in our Surgery Healthcare Group for staff wishing to work in a 10 bedded surgical assessment unit, on our 4 surgical wards and across our theatres. We are looking for compassionate, caring, kind staff who are patient orientated to undertake the role of Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust.
We are a medium sized District General Hospital who has achieved national recognition, awards, and achievements for the care we provide to patients. We will only recruit employees who share our passion to strive for excellence and improvements to nursing care. We want our staff to be an advocate for patients and their families.
The Trust aims to deliver safe, high quality care and ensures a positive patient experience. You will be supported by our Sisters, Ward Manager, Matrons, Clinical Specialists and the Nursing Practice and Development Team. Our nurses are highly valued to ensure they provide and maintain effective nursing care to patients/clients and their relatives. We strive to continuously develop and enhance knowledge and skills that will directly influence consistently high standards of clinical practice. You will be working in partnership with the Multi-Disciplinary team, support the development of student nurses and junior staff, and creating an atmosphere conductive to learning and practice development. You will also represent the Trust in delivering nursing care in line with the Trust Values and treat all staff/colleagues, patients, families, and visitors with respect and dignity.
We can offer full time or part time roles, which will be predominantly long shifts across the full service 24/7 range.
If you are a Newly Qualified Nurse, Experienced Registered NMC Nurse or ODP, or returning to practice, we want to hear from you. Please apply online and clearly stating in your application your current Nursing Registration Situation the role type, hours and specialism you are interested in.
For those who are shortlisted for interview we will offer informal visits or conversations with the surgical ward managers so you can find out more.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Steel

Emma Hounsell

01279 444455

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst 'building for excellence' and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values which are Respectful, Caring, Responsible and Committed.


Princess Alexandra Hospital is conveniently located in Harlow, Essex just 25 minute drive to London Stansted Airport and 25 minutes train ride to London Liverpool Street. Harlow also has excellent road connections across England, with the M11, M25, A10, M1 and A1 all on its doorstep.

What we can offer

Full induction process * Structured pay scheme with annual increments * Additional living supplement to your basic salary * Minimum 27days annual leave plus bank holidays ( pro rata for part time staff ) *
NHS Pension scheme * Flexible, family friendly working patterns * Onsite creche facilities * Child care vouchers * Annual appraisals with career pathways * In-house training courses * Discounted hospital restaurant * Onsite accommodation subject to availability.

All new staff joining Princess Alexandra Hospital will be subject to a probation period of 6 months.

Priority for this appointment will be awarded to any officially identified NHS staff 'at risk'

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, and Vulnerable Adults. Offers of employment are subject to pre-employment NHS screening checks.

Providing false or misleading information or unsatisfactory pre-employment checks may result in the offer of a post being withdrawn.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Why not Come Home to Harlow and Work with us!

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