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Thank you to all our nurses!

It’s International Nurses Day and our Director of Nursing Gill Hunt has issued this heartfelt message of thanks to all our nursing staff!

 

 

 

Find out more about working as a nurse at South Tees and check out our latest jobs!

 

Nursing heroes honoured at 14th annual Nightingale Awards

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Kelly (r) with nominator Alison Murray

The 14th annual Nightingale Awards took place at The Riverside Stadium on Friday 5 May 2017, honouring nursing staff who go above and beyond the call of duty in their roles at South Tees.

Kelly Rowe was named overall winner of the Nightingales, as well as picking up the Senior Nurse and the Paediatric Awards.

Kelly’s career at South Tees has seen her not only develop to become a diabetes specialist nurse who is highly regarded by patients and staff alike, but also introduce a number of new projects and innovations which have benefited patients.

She has also been heavily involved in raising awareness of the issues young people with diabetes with local schools in the area and chaired the Young People’s Forum, bringing together a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals to assist young patients.

She is now a lecturer at Teesside University, inspiring the next generation of nurses.

Other winners included healthcare assistant Clare Elstob, Allerton Ward at The Friarage Hospital, Community Matrons and many more. Catch up with all the winners and pictures from the event and be inspired here!

 

Mathew Waters on why South Tees is a great place to live and work

Mathew Waters, lead resourcing specialist, featured in The Gazette’s Your View column on Tuesday April 25 2017, talking about the wide range of vacancies available at South Tees Hospitals.

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Mathew Waters, lead resourcing specialist

The column also focused on the current vacancy for nurses who are about to qualify in September.

Speaking of the social media campaign the trust has been running entitled ‘Save Lives Here’ Mathew said: “Doctors and nurses are often seen as the stars of the show – just think of the many TV dramas and films depicting hospital life and it is the surgeons, nurses and consultants who are central characters.

“But the scientists, pharmacy and administration assistants, mechanical engineers, intranet developers, porters and domestics, allied health professionals and therapists – and others our trust is currently recruiting – also have a central role to play.

“These key members of staff will work behind the scenes to help us deliver the best possible standards of care for our patients – and ultimately, help save lives.”

But he added the Trust was also “excited about the prospect of an influx in new and enthusiastic nursing graduates – and keen to attract the best” as a multi award-winning foundation trust.

We currently have exciting opportunities for newly qualified and experienced nurses in neurosciences, acute medicine and accident and emergency within our Regional Major Trauma Centre, paediatrics, stroke, elderly care medicine and many more.

The full list of South Tees Hospitals vacancies across a range of roles and specialties can also be viewed here.

More Love Nursing Open days coming in October!

Love Nursing James Cook event 101Back in July, a total of 10 nurses who came to one of two Love Nursing open days we held at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and The Friarage in Northallerton were offered jobs within our trust.

This included five nurses at James Cook and two at The Friarage – four of whom were offered positions through on-the-day interviews.

Dozens more, from return to practice nurses, to students who will soon be graduating took the opportunity to come along and find out more about full and part-time nursing opportunities at South Tees.

And now, the Trust is keen to welcome more nurses to two more open days in October.

The first will be held in the James Cook Hospital atrium on Friday 14 October from 10am to 3pm.

A second will take place in The Friarage Hospital Hub on Monday 17 October, from 10am to 2pm.

Come along and learn about the fantastic opportunities we have available to experienced, newly qualified and trainee nurses; and those returning to the profession after a career break.

The events will offer suitable nurse candidates a unique opportunity to talk to nurses from across our organisation about why South Tees is a great place to live and work, ward tours and on the day interviews.

Look out for more information on Twitter @SouthTees and follow #Lovenursing #Lovesouthtees

Countdown to Love Nursing Open Day at The Friarage!

Love Nursing James Cook event 016A second Love Nursing open day is set to take place at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

Following on from the success of the event at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 1 July, The Friarage event will take place on Monday 11 July, at the hospital’s Hub.

Nurses at all levels, whether newly qualified, experienced and looking for a change or those looking to return to the profession following a career break are encouraged to come along for an informal chat between 9am and 2pm.

Suitable candidates for available positions could be interviewed on the day and this is also a rare opportunity to take a tour of our wards and chat to senior nursing colleagues.

We hope to see you there!

Love Nursing open day a success!

The first of two Love Nursing open days, held at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 1 July, was a great success, with recruitment through on-the-spot interviews and a rare chance for potential candidates to tour our wards and meet senior colleagues.

A second open day will take place at The Friarage Hospital Hub on Monday 11 July, from 9am to 2pm.

Love nursing? Come to our nursing open days!

Come along to our nursing open days at The James Cook University Hospital on 1 July from 9am to 3pm and at The Friarage Hospital hub on 11 July from 9am to 2pm.

LN poster v1The James Cook University Hospital event will take place in the small atrium on the Yellow Route towards South Reception (Globe Entrance).

Learn about the fantastic opportunities we have available to experienced, newly qualified and trainee nurses; and those returning to the profession after a career break.

Apply for one of our current nursing vacancies in advance and you may even be offered an interview on the day.

Look out for more information on Twitter @SouthTees and follow #Lovenursing #Lovesouthtees

Nightingale winners revealed on International Nurses Day!

A community nursing team who helped fulfil a patient’s wish to die at home, a nurse who organised a wedding for a terminally ill patient and another who wrote a book for siblings about their little brother or sister’s stay in the neonatal unit.

Nicky Hand, left, presents the Healthcare Assistant Award to Ann Marie Pryde

Nicky Hand, left, presents the Healthcare Assistant Award to Ann Marie Pryde

These are just a few examples of care and compassion above and beyond the call of duty recognised at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Nightingale Awards.

Winners from the event, which has been a highlight of the nursing calendar at the trust since 2004, were released as nurses and midwives around the world celebrated International Nurses Day.

They include this year’s overall Nightingale Award winner Ann Marie Pryde, an assistant practitioner on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital, who was nominated by colleagues Sue Thompson and Jane Hall.

The full list of 2016 winners is as follows:

Student nurse of the year, Samuel Woodhouse
Healthcare assistant of the year, Ann Marie Pryde
Staff nurse of the year, Kim Barstow
Sister of the year, Lydia Bussey
Senior nurse of the year, Lynne Young
Team of the year, Ward 5
Paediatric nurse, Jo Tye
Midwifery award, Emily Williams
Military award, Cpl Natasha Sinclair
Mentor of the year, Sue Beech
Placement Award, Paediatric Day Unit
Matrons’ Award, Bev Rodgers
Community Award, Northallerton Community Nursing Team
McCormack Award, Ward 5
Friends of the Friarage Award, Naomi Biggs
Nightingale 2016 – overall winner, Ann Marie Pryde