16-Dec-2017
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Walsall Manor Hospital to hold nurses recruitment drive on Saturday Dec 9

WALSALL Dec 7: Walsall Manor Hospital is holding a recruitment drive on Saturday 9 December, with a view to recruiting experienced registered nurses to work in one its busiest units – the Acute Medical Unit (AMU).

 
At this one-stop event, which takes place in the main atrium of Walsall Manor Hospital between 9.30am and 2pm, candidates interested in the role will be interviewed, and if successful, will be given a provisional offer of employment on the day.
 
The AMU is a 45-bedded unit which cares for patients who require an urgent medical assessment and short stay.  Successful candidates will rotate between AMU, the short stay medical ward and the ambulatory care unit, which helps people from the Emergency Department or the community who will be discharged that same day.
 
Matron, Nichola Plant, said: “AMU is one of the busiest places in the hospital, and the emphasis is very much on teamwork; nurses support doctors and consultants who are treating some of our most acutely unwell patients, working together to ensure we deliver the safest, and highest quality care.
 
Nichola said the unit wanted to attract enthusiastic and motivated registered nurses and said there was an emphasis on on-going training and career progression.  Colleagues will be supported to maintain their professional development through our Training and Education Centre, as well as our own in-house teaching programme.
 
“I think we are a forward-thinking unit that encourages new ideas and approaches,” said Nichola, adding,  “Registered nurses will be able to talk to existing staff to gain an insight into why AMU is such a good place to work, and we’ll be able to make provisional offers of employment on the day.”
 
Anyone wanting more details beforehand can email or call Nichola at nichola.plant@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk or call her on 01922 721172 ext 4448.
 
Wendy Lear, the Trust’s Divisional Director of Nursing, reiterated the development opportunities that AMU provides.
 
“While the AMU presents often challenging situations nurses will be with teams whose expertise and experience they can learn from and this will be invaluable to them as their careers progress”.