Newport’s St Joseph’s Hospital invites candidates to Recruitment Open Day as 30 positions available
Hospital also unveils SurgiCube theatre - first in Wales
Stuart Hammond, the new chief executive of St Joseph Hospital, Newport
St Joseph's Hospital, is to welcome potential candidates to a Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 22nd January 10am to 4pm as part of its recruitment drive for 30 roles. Those from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who are interested in positions are welcome. It will be an opportunity to meet the team and have a virtual tour of the new, state-of-the-art SurgiCube surgical complex: the first of its kind in Wales.
Located in Newport, St Joseph’s is an independent hospital recognised for its supportive and compassionate care and family feel. Candidates will get a chance to chat to staff and ask any questions directly, as well as getting a good sense of what life is like day-to-day. A recent survey showed that staff satisfaction levels are at an all-time high, with over two thirds saying they “look forward to going into work”.
James Austin, theatre manager, St Joseph’s Hospital
The 30 new roles include theatre practitioners, registered nurses across pre-assessment, ward and day surgery, physiotherapists and patient advisors and have opened up following an investment of £4.2m. Staff benefits include 35 days’ leave, competitive salaries and private medical insurance. Candidates can drop into the Recruitment Open Day without confirming attendance ahead of time and all are invited to bring their Passport or ID and CV, as interviews could also be held on the day.
A first in Wales, St Joseph’s has also increased its capacity with the unveiling of a new SurgiCube surgical complex, which provides a localised, filtered, ultra clean surgical environment in which to carry out microsurgical procedures and minor surgeries. This will be the fifth surgical environment at St Joseph’s following the recent opening of the Clinical Treatment Centre and Day Surgery Unit earlier this year.
The move comes at a time when waiting lists have hit record levels in Wales for the 18th successive month [https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59768385] and should allow an additional 1,000 procedures a month. The brand new SurgiCube surgical complex is an estimated 106 square metres; the floor area of a larger single-storey four-bedroom house, and incorporates a state-of-the-art treatment room and pre-surgical preparation room.
Front view, St Joseph’s Hospital
“We take pride in having a supported, happy team who are focussed on providing the best compassionate care for our patients. We’re keen for people to experience St Joseph’s in person, so we invite potential candidates across all roles to come in, meet the team and see our wonderful facilities.” commented Stuart Hammond, CEO, St Joseph’s Hospital.
“These include our new SurgiCube surgical complex which is a first for the country and will allow us to once again increase capacity at a time when waiting lists are hitting record highs.”
St Joseph’s is easily accessible from Cardiff, Bristol, Monmouth and Abergavenny. Information on each new role can be found on the St Joseph’s Hospital website [https://www.stjosephshospital.co.uk/careers] and queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St Joseph’s Hospital
St Joseph’s Hospital in Malpas, Newport was founded in 1946 by the Sisters of St Joseph’s Annecy. The first operation took place on 11 February of that year.
Since the new ownership in February 2020, £7.5 million has been invested in the hospital with further expansion planned throughout 2022 and beyond.
St Joseph’s has 160 leading consultants supported by a dedicated nursing and professional healthcare team.