Our 5,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care at:
We welcome applications from all sections of society and are especially keen to hear from people that are currently under-represented across our workforce.
We believe passionately in putting our patients first and we’re looking for people to join our nursing team who feel the same.
We are in the top three NHS hospital groups in the East of England for size, so you’ll work with a great mix of patients.
We have close working links with the University of Hertfordshire and Cambridge University, as well as being a founding member of the Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network.
We have specialties that are not found normally at a general hospital, including cardiology, renal and robotic urology – this means that your new role will be really interesting and there are great opportunities to learn new skills.
As a nurse at East and North Herts NHS Trust, you can expect the following:
An established preceptorship scheme to ensure that our new nurses continue to develop their nursing skills, leadership, values and the importance of care and compassion, including the support of an allocated preceptor through the preceptorship period.
Monthly preceptee forums facilitated by senior members of staff to provide support and learning.
A newly revised Band 5 rotation scheme which can be tailored to meet your needs if you wish.
An on-site dedicated and professional non-medical education team to support you as you progress through your nursing career including a continuing professional development lead, responsible for staff development.
A Band 5 to Band 6 fast-track scheme which gives our Band 5 nurses all the skills and competencies they need to enable them to be ready for Band 6 opportunities that arise, with full training to support this development.
A Band 5 Internal Transfer Scheme designed to help our nurses move into different areas of the Trust as part of ongoing careers conversations with you.
A clear direction for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the Trust with its specific Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals strategy.
An annual appraisal scheme.
Commitment and participation in a clinical excellence accreditation framework.
We treat around 500,000 people a year.
Around 5,500 babies are born in one of our hospitals each year our emergency department service sees around 130,000 people each year.
We employ some 5,000 staff.
We have some 720 inpatient beds (principally at the Lister, but also the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre).
Our annual income is around £375 million. The Trust was formed in April 2000 with responsibility for managing Hertford County, the Lister and the QEII (since renamed as the New QEII) hospitals. In April 2005 we also gained responsibility for managing the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.
Hertfordshire was listed as the third-best place to live in the UK in a quality of life index in November 2013. There’s a wide variety of places to live. Surrounding our hospital sites there are bustling market towns and garden cities, urban communities on the outskirts of London and picturesque country villages. We have some accommodation on site at our hospitals which is available for staff to rent.