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Acute Medical Unit
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full & Part Time Hours available
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum, pro rata
30/09/2019 23:59

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Registered Nurse - Acute Medical Unit with Relocation Expenses

NHS AfC: Band 5

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here..? Click here to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer


Hello.  My name is Marie and I am the Matron of the Acute Medical Unit here at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.  I wanted to personally introduce myself and explain to you why you should choose to come and join my team.

The Acute Medical Unit at NNUH is set across two wards with a combined bed base of 54.  Much like other AMU’s we receive patients directly from GP’s and the Emergency Department and we ensure all emergency admission patients receive seamless, high quality care at the point of admission.  We see around 20,000 emergency admissions each year.

Where we differ from other acute units is that NNUH has spent a lot of time in the development of Emergency Care which has led to the expansion of the services offered by the Acute Medical Unit.  This includes ambulatory care, acute medical short stay beds, a clinical decisions unit and advanced care for critically ill patients.

So why join my team?

I’m a realist, Acute Medicine is busy.  The days are long and the work is challenging.  As a team we recognise this and make sure that all members of the team are fully supported and we look after you.  I am really lucky to have two amazing ward sisters, Kate and Emily, and we are supported by Danielle our own clinical educator.  All our doors are open and we encourage our team to come speak to us.

We get to see a huge variety of patients in AMU, ideal for nurses who have not yet decided which speciality their future lies in or those who thrive on being busy.  It gives nurses the chance to enjoy a working environment where you are exposed to lots of different conditions and no two days are the same.  NNUH is really keen on career progression; we encourage every single member of our teams to achieve their potential.  Many of our former nurses in AMU have gone on to be specialist nurses or other exciting roles with the wider hospital and we fully support this.

What is it like living in Norwich?

It’s great!  I moved here from London and have never looked back.  Our hospital is a modern, purpose build, teaching hospital (no leaky old corridors here) and as Norwich is the driest city in England we have lots of natural sunlight flooding in.  Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retains a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember my coffee order and you get to know about interesting local projects.

This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in – something we like to show off about.

I would love you to come join my team and not only come work for me but come start a long and rewarding career at our hospital.  If you would like more information please give me a call on 01603 288873 or drop me an email  Any interested nurses are welcome to come for an informal meeting to have a look round and meet the team.  I am also flexible; if attending an interview is difficult to fit around shift working we can facilitate Skype interviews.  We offer full time and part time vacancies with the usual mix of days and nights.

I’m really looking forward to hearing from you and thank you for your time


To find out more visit the working for us pages on the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Website.  Here you can learn more on the department and life living and working in Norfolk.

We are offering full and part time hours with rotation on to nights and weekends.

Opening Date for Applications: 12th September 2019

Closing Date for Applications: 30th September 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marie Hodge, Matron

Tel: 01603 288873