Opportunities for nurses at Kettering General Hospital careers fair

Kettering General Hospital is hosting its first careers fair of 2016 to recruit to a variety of different jobs with an emphasis on opportunities for nurses.
Kettering General Hospital is hosting its first careers fair of 2016 to recruit to a variety of different jobs with an emphasis on opportunities for nurses.

Kettering General Hospital is hosting its first careers fair of 2016 to recruit to a variety of different jobs, with an emphasis on opportunities for nurses.

Every year the hospital runs a number of recruitment events to enable local people – and individuals from across the country – to have an opportunity to join the hospital’s friendly and professional teams.

The event is being held on Saturday, February 6, from 10am-1pm, at the hospital’s Recreation Hall (now called The Hall@KGH) which is adjoining car park B close to the Trust’s headquarters building Glebe House.

Departments from across the hospital will be on hand to describe positions available and how to apply for posts.

Head of workforce information Andrew Stewart said: “There will be a strong emphasis on nursing, especially opportunities for student nurses.

“We are also looking to recruit to our staff bank (individuals who work shifts at short notice and want greater flexibility around their working hours) – especially healthcare assistants and administrative staff.

“In addition there will be information on positions across the hospitals from many different departments so there are exciting opportunities for anyone with an interest in working at the hospital - or people with existing healthcare skills looking for new opportunities – to attend our event and find out what is on offer.”

Kettering General Hospital’s director of nursing and quality Leanne Hackshall said: “Northamptonshire is a fantastic place to live and work and there are some excellent nursing opportunities at Kettering General Hospital and we welcome all who would wish to join our friendly teams.

“At KGH we have 1,126 full time nursing positions but each year clearly we need to replace staff due to retirement, or career moves, and we are always looking to develop new and exciting roles designed to enhance patient care and staff experience.

“As a result recruitment to nursing posts is always ongoing and there are always great opportunities to develop your career here at KGH.”

Opportunities on offer will be described on the KGH website.

On the day there will be an opportunity to make applications and meet staff from the relevant departments to answer any questions people may have.