Come and join our AMU team!

Fancy a role in one of Walsall Manor Hospital’s busiest environments? Where no two days are the same? A place where there’s a chance to learn with Doctors and Consultants? And team work is key?

The hospital’s Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is staging a recruitment drive on Saturday 9 December to attract Registered Nurses to come and join Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

The event is being led by Matron Nichola Plant who has been with the Trust for 12 months now and is keen to promote the opportunities on this important unit. Potential candidates will be interviewed on the day and, if successful, given a provisional offer of employment.

The AMU is a 45-bedded unit which cares for patients who require an urgent medical assessment and short stay and successful candidates will rotate between AMU, the short stay medical Ward 29 and ambulatory care which helps people from the Emergency Department or the community who will be discharged that same day.

Nichola said: “AMU is one of the busiest places in the hospital and is an environment where you are guaranteed to see people with a wide range of conditions. It is a challenging, fast paced area due to the numbers of patients admitted to and assessed on the unit before being discharged or admitted to a ward,

“The emphasis is very much on teamwork; nurses support Doctors and Consultants who are treating some of our most acutely unwell patients, working together to ensure we deliver the safest, highest quality care is what all our patients deserve and should expect.”

Nichola said the unit wanted to attract enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses and said there was an emphasis on ongoing training and career progression.

“If you can say you’ve worked on AMU it demonstrates wide experience within the field of Emergency Care and does indicate to future employers that you can work well in a fast paced environment and take responsibility. Colleagues will be supported to maintain their professional development through our Training and Education Centre, as well as our own in-house teaching programme.

“I think we are a forward-thinking unit that encourages new ideas and approaches and I hope Registered Nurses will come to our special recruitment event and talk to our existing staff to gain an insight into why it’s such a good place to work.”

Barbara Beal, interim Director of Nursing, said: “We are keen to attract as many Registered Nurses as possible and look forward to welcoming new colleagues to our Trust.”

Wendy Lear, the Trust’s Divisional Director of Nursing, reiterated the development opportunities that AMU provides.

“While the AMU presents often challenging situations nurses will be with teams whose expertise and experience they can learn from and this will be invaluable to them as their careers progress”.

The recruitment event will be held in the main atrium of Walsall Manor Hospital between 9.30am and 2pm on Saturday 9 December. If anyone would like more details beforehand or to talk to Nichola they can email her at or call her on 01922 721172 ext 4448.

Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:04:00 PM