Pilgrim hospital’s new Integrated Assessment Centre (IAC) opened at the end of September and is part of the ‘Big Change’ project which has transformed the way its urgent, emergency and ambulatory care services operate in time for winter.
The Big Change kicked off in earnest earlier this summer as a response to the ever growing demand the hospital is seeing on its A&E department and to help safeguard its planned surgical activities, to prevent cancelled operations.
The new IAC has 31 assessment areas (a mixture of chairs and trolleys) and can take both medical and surgical patients for assessment.
Patients will either be treated and sent home within 11 hours, or admitted onto one of the hospital’s specialised wards. The environment is fast-paced and busy, with staff taking referrals from multiple sources including direct GP admissions and referrals via A&E streaming.
The IAC is always looking for nurses and health care support workers to join its ever growing team – who want to provide the best and innovative care to all our patients.
The centre is open 24/7 and is a pivotal part of the way Pilgrim now delivers its ambulatory model of care, ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right time and our only admitted unless absolutely necessary.
Staffed by highly experienced clinicians from both surgical and medical teams, if successful in gaining a position on the IAC employees will gain additional skills and experience in caring for patients from both specialities, with future development opportunities up to and including band 8A acute care practitioners.
Staff are employed on internal rotation shift patterns and full training is provided. If you are highly motivated and embrace change and new ways of working, we want to hear from you.
For an informal discussion or chat please contact James on 01205 446662 or visit the NHS Jobs website to make an application.