The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is an established small acute Trust in King’s Lynn with 488 beds that provides healthcare services to West and North Norfolk and in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. The Trust employs approximately 2500 staff in a variety of roles.
The Trust is dedicated to putting patients first and delivering high quality patient care. We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services.
We are a Trust that empowers and engages staff to improve and provide excellent patient care valuing all staff individually. There is a wide range of career opportunities available in a variety of roles including Registered Nurse, Doctor, Pharmacist, Radiographer, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Electrician, Chef and support staff roles such as Administrator. There are opportunities for staff to develop into registered roles at the Trust through various education and career pathways including Apprenticeships, part time open learning degrees, day release to study and practice based learning.
The Trust aim is to be the ‘employer of choice’ and is committed to providing staff with:
- A comprehensive induction programme for new staff
- Excellent Preceptorship Programme for newly registered clinical staff
- Career development opportunities
- Active Social Committee – Social Events
- Staff Gym – Tone Zone (After hours)
- Non Clinical Life Long Learning – Yoga, Sewing and Spanish Classes etc
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Opportunity to request to purchase additional annual leave
- Confidential 24/7 Counselling Service Employee Assistance Programme
- Work life balance – opportunities for flexible working
- Reward and Recognition Programme – Shining Stars, Long Service Awards
We do not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience – we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core valueswhich are:
- Having the courage to do the right thing …being bold particularly when things go wrong
- Providing compassionate care …dignity and respect for others at all times
- Pride in doing a good job …we are all part of a team and delivering well gives us professional pride
- Constantly be curious …actively look for better ways to do things, innovating and improving
Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.
Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat the individuals in your care with compassion, dignity and respect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?
If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.