Croydon Health Service NHS Trust are currently recruiting and have a number of exciting opportunities available.
Could you be a Croydon community nurse?
Working closely with colleagues across health and social care, our community nurses provide patients with seamless support in their own homes, ensuring that both their health and care needs are equally addressed.
Care for people with acute conditions requiring technical procedures, palliative patients and those with multiple long term conditions, particularly the frail and elderly.
You will be supported by highly experienced Community Matrons and encouraged to develop your skills and press in your career.
You will be working closely with our main emergency department specialist teams across the Trust, our community-based Children’s Hospital at Home team and the renowned Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Future training and development opportunities within paediatrics for our nurses include:
A paediatric rotation for newly qualified nurses
Regular simulation training and a PRAMS course
Development within the role of a Paediatric emergency care nurse
Caring for critically ill children and those with complex and continuing care needs
Our busy medical wards and their specialist services are a great place to work, giving exposure to a wide range of nursing experience.
The medical wards cover:
Acute medical unit
Cardiology and haematology
Endocrine, renal, acute kidney injury and genitourinary medicine
Respiratory an chest medicine
Vascular, diabetes and wound care
Staff receive ongoing training and development across a wide range of in-house and external courses, including the preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses. Nurses within the medical wards also have the opportunity to receive training.
Special care baby unit
The Special Care Baby Unit at Croydon University Hospital has been caring for very small and unwell babies and their families for over 30 years. The unit has nearly 500 admissions a year, and is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team who are committed to providing the best care they can for our youngest patients.
We will provide you with the opportunity to:
Be supported by experience neonatal nurses through an induction and preceptorship programme
Work as part of the multi-disciplinary team
Develop knowledge and experience in caring for special care babies and have the opportunity to participate in specialist multi-centre clinical trials
Train further and gain a qualification in this specialist at degree or masters level
Study modules in safeguarding children, infection control and mentorship
Children’s health visitor
As part of our Children’s Universal Service (CUS) team, our school nurses and children’s health visitors support children and young people aged between 0-19 and their families to be healthy and safe.
Nurses joining our Health Visiting Service will work to promote the health and wellbeing of children 0-5 years to their families, working in partnership with them and offering practical advice and support on a range of topics related to child health and development.
The service works in partnership with agencies to support and enable families to access the appropriate care.
Have the opportunity to train in a multitude of specialist areas of skills including enuresis, sexual health and immunisation.
Our busy surgical wards provide nurses with a stimulating working environment, contact with a wide range of patients and an opportunity to learn.
The Trust has four surgical wards, covering a range of specialities:
Vascular surgery, diabetes and wound care unit
Female emergency surgery, gynaecology and breast surgery
General surgery, colorectal and urology surgery and limited spinal surgical specialities
Surgical assessment unit
Staff receive ongoing training and nurses within the surgical wards have the opportunity to receive training in areas such as:
Acutely unwell adults
Wound management and tissue viability
Specialities such as breast or bowel surgeries, trauma and orthopaedics.
Surgical nursing provides an intense and stimulating working environment, working alongside highly skilled surgical specialists in situations where patients’ lives are literally in your hands.
We care for around 11,300 patients per year, carrying out all of the surgical operations that you would expect form a large, as well as minimally invasive keyhole surgery.
We provide expert breast surgery, vascular surgery and chronic pain management service in the form of caudal/epidural injections with radiology support.
We offer our surgical nurses a range of specialist training opportunities including:
Post anaesthetic care practice
Principles of perioperative practice
With 4000 births every year from our diverse population, being a Croydon midwife is an exciting and rewarding job.
We offer birth in a variety of care settings, including our midwife-led birth centre, labour ward and as home with our popular Crocus home birth team.
We have a number of specialist roles and offer excellent support to women and their families.
As a Croydon midwife you will be actively encouraged to progress and develop your midwifery career:
Our preceptorship programme provides opportunities for progression from band 5 to band 6 allowing development of your clinical competence in areas such as cannulation and suturing.
Our close links to universities also mean we actively encourage you to undertake postgraduate education.
If you are a motivated and ambitious midwife looking for the right environment to thrive then our maternity unit is the place for you.
Elderly care team
This rewarding nursing role will put you at the heart of a highly motivated multidiscipline team, caring for patients with complex needs specialising in medicine for older people.
Care for dementia is a central part of our work. Our dementia friendly environments help patients maintain their independence during their hospital stay.
We offer training for those who want to specialise in dementia care along with training opportunities in:
Hospital avoidance and managing complexity
Working with older people
Self-management long term and neurological conditions
You’ll be joining a team who are committed to providing the very best care for older patients across our hospital and community services.