Hospital searches for nurses after million pound investment

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City people are being urged to join the hospital’s team helping to care for people after a £1.5 million investment.

The hospital is creating 100 new nursing roles, for experienced nurses and healthcare assistants, but also opportunities for people looking to start a career in healthcare.

Lisa Knight, Director of Patient Care and Chief Nurse, said: “Nursing and care support staff play such an important role in caring for our patients and making their experience in our hospital as positive as possible.

“This additional funding means we can have an even stronger team. We have some exciting changes happening at Milton Keynes Hospital, and are offering extensive training and development opportunities for our staff - so this is a great time to join us.”

Both full time and part time roles are available, covering a variety of wards and hospital services. There are also opportunities for staff to rotate across specialties, to get a broader understanding of the hospital and its work.

The recruitment drive forms part of wider investment in the hospital’s nursing staff. For example, 52 healthcare assistants are currently studying dementia care with the Open University, all matrons are studying an MBA module in quality improvement and there is a rolling programme of ward-based training around palliative care, individualised care planning and cardiac monitoring.

There are also plans for further critical care training, advanced diabetes training and a specialist course to help patients who have suffered a stroke.

Anyone interested in these nursing or healthcare support roles can find details of any hospital vacancies at www.jobs.nhs.uk