Become a part of the UHNM family
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital, Stafford.
We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. Happy staff make for happy patients, and with the help of both we have put together a wide range of development and support packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and meet their aspirations as well as the tools to provide great care.
Our mission to provide the very best health care includes recruiting the best people. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.
We are a fast paced, dynamic and evolving organisation who can offer a wealth of opportunities to clinical and non-clinical staff interested in a rewarding and varied career. Excellent and safe patient care requires commitment, compassion and competence. Colleagues throughout UHNM have these attributes in abundance and we are always on the look-out for new talent to help us provide and develop world class services.
Our friendly staff will guarantee you a warm welcome. We are proud to care not only for our local populations in Stoke and Stafford, but for those from further afield who are prepared to travel to our hospitals so that they can benefit from the high quality specialist surgery, research, treatment and facilities available here.
Royal Stoke University Hospital was rebuilt in 2012 as part of a £400m initiative to bring all hospital services in Stoke-on-Trent onto one large campus site. Royal Stoke is a great place to work, learn and research. The hospital campus holds 80% of the Trust’s services, including the Major Trauma Centre and Emergency Centre. Royal Stoke receives major trauma patients from as far afield as Anglesey in North Wales and in total serves more than three million people. The A&E sees close to 150,000 people a year, making it one of the busiest departments in the country.
Many of UHNMs 450 consultants are based at Royal Stoke, and the main specialist services for the region are located here. These services include the major specialties of Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Metabolic/GI, Women’s & Children’s, Musclo-Skeletal Services/Trauma and Oncology. To deliver all these services and the many others we provide the Trust has created major departments to deliver the patient care.
- 27 Theatres department
- 60 Critical Care beds across six pods
- 84 bed Maternity Centre and a 26 bed NICU
- 62 bed Children’s Centre
- Cancer Centre with two wards and chemotherapy and radiotherapy facilities
- A further 1,000 beds across 40 wards, with 50% single bed rooms
- 56 room Outpatient Department
Royal Stoke really is a hospital for everyone. But to ensure it is a great place to work, there are lots of facilities for all staff. The hospital has a bright and airy Atrium with a Costa Coffee and WHSmith, and a full restaurant on the mezzanine. In addition a bespoke fruit and vegetable stall is located at the entrance, run by a local company.
Elsewhere there are numerous small Costa Coffee outlets across the site and a Subway selling fresh sandwiches.
There are nearly 3,000 staff parking spaces on car parks surrounding the Royal Stoke. The further spaces away (an 800m walk) even have a bespoke shuttle bus service if you don’t want to walk or it’s not a beautiful North Midlands day. For those wishing to cycle to work, secure bicycle storage is available as well as shower and changing facilities. A gym is located nearby offering a discount for UHNM staff, and child crèche facilities are also available.
Royal Stoke is truly one of the best places to work in the NHS.
Built in 1983, County is a hospital that is in the process of becoming a vibrant modern acute local hospital. The hospital provides a range of acute services across its 180 beds, including:
- Accident and Emergency and Acute Medicine
- Women’s Health Centre
- Renal Dialysis
- Bariatric Surgery
- MRI diagnostics
The hospital was completely refurbished between 2014-17 as part of a £52m project to regenerate the facilities, including:
- £2.1m Chemotherapy, Oncology and Haematology Unit
- £3.1m Renal Unit with 12 dialysis stations
- £2.7m A&E Unit
- £12m on four new wards, each with 50% single rooms
- Three Laminar Flow Theatres, making six theatres in total
- MRI Unit with two scanners
There are more than 650 parking spaces for staff, a restaurant, WHSmith and a lovely little bakery. It has an on-site crèche and a gym nearby. And if you do need to travel to Royal Stoke, there is a shuttle bus service that leaves every hour on the hour.
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