Investment into a new 20-bed ward and surgical theatres building will bring exciting career opportunities at Nottingham hospitals later this year.
The ward and theatres - currently under construction - are set to open at City Hospital in autumn, and will support the Digestive Diseases specialties within the surgical division. They are part of the Trust’s drive to address the long waits for planned operations resulting from the pandemic, and will provide vital capacity to respond to future demand.
A wide range of roles is available, from nurses and specialist nurses, healthcare assistants, ward managers and deputies, to housekeepers, porters, theatre operatives and administrators, and upcoming recruitment events will provide an opportunity for people to find out more.
Both the new ward and the theatres facility are modular buildings, which means the component parts have been manufactured off-site by design and building contractor Darwin Group Ltd, which specialises in delivering high quality healthcare projects using modern methods of construction. Using a modular build means that the new facilities can be assembled quickly in situ, which minimises disruption on the hospital site and means they can be operational sooner.
As well as three theatres, the new theatres building will include an Enhanced Perioperative Care Unit (EPOC), which will offer a higher level care for patients with greater monitoring, treatment or care needs than those provided on normal post-operative wards, but who do not require critical care interventions.
Ayan Banerjea, Divisional Director for Surgery, said: “This is an exciting time to be joining the Trust. Not only is Nottingham University Hospitals one of the busiest acute teaching hospitals in the country, with a fantastic reputation for nursing education, training and research, but the new facilities we are developing at the City Hospital will offer a great environment in which to work and deliver care.“
Planned recruitment events
- Tuesday 26 July - 5-8pm, Spinal Outpatients, B Floor, West Block, Queen’s Medical Centre (signposted from main entrance). Find out about a range of opportunities across Surgery and Clinical Support Services. Current students can receive help and guidance with interviews and applications at the event.
- Further events are planned for late September and November. More details will be provided on our website in the coming weeks: www.nuh.nhs.uk/careers-development, and you can also follow @nottmhospitals on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and @NUHSurgery on Twitter.
We welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds who bring unique skills, knowledge and experience. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented in these areas at NUH.