Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course. In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time. We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first. We want staff who will live our trust values every day. Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable We are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic and caring nurses to join our Contingent Workforce and be deployed in various wards/departments within Southend Hospital. The Hospital is a dynamic place to work where individuals are supported and given opportunities to develop to their maximum potential. Our Registered Nurse Bank welcomes applications from Nurses with experience in a variety of areas around the hospital including A&E, Medicine, Surgery, Intensive Care, Chemotherapy and many more. You will be a motivated team orientated professional with a passion for delivering good nursing care in an ever changing environment. The successful candidates must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork. Nurses within our Trust are expected to ensure that an individual programme of care is planned, implemented and evaluated for each patient within their own sphere of responsibility. They should work as part of the multidisciplinary team ensuring the delivery of a high standard of care to the patients. At times, they may be required to act as team leader including taking charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager/Deputy Ward Manager and participate in all relevant aspects of the Governance process. The ideal candidates will adhere to the NMC code of Professional Conduct at all times and ensure compliance with hospital policies and procedures, always acting as a positive role model at all times. At Southend University Hospital we understand how important the work life balance is and being able to work in an environment that supports this. Working via the Bank is the ideal way, not only can you choose shifts that suit your lifestyle, but you can enjoy all the benefits associated with working within the NHS. Work to keep your skills up to date A way into the NHS Benefits for Temporary Workers Competitive rates of pay Access to the NHS Pension Scheme Paid annual leave entitlement Free mandatory training and continuous professional development You will also have access to our in house training programs, free of charge, to develop your skills further. For further details / informal visits contact: Simiso Ncube-Kaseke - Simiso.Ncube-Kaseke@southend.nhs.uk The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) are planning to formally merge on 1st April 2020. Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE. Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas. 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