Wednesday 23 November 2016. Elmbridge residents can find out more about NHS nursing, therapy and administrative roles on Thursday 1 December when CSH Surrey hosts a stand at the Hurst Road Tesco Superstore in West Molesey.
CSH Surrey employees will be on hand from 9.30am to 1.30pm to answer questions and tell people more about current job opportunities and CSH Surrey. Some of its children’s nursing team, who are based at Molesey Clinic, will also be raising awareness of health issues ranging from children’s immunisations to Vitamin D supplementation.
Although CSH Surrey is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, it is still a member of the NHS family, so its employees benefit from NHS pay, pension and Terms and Conditions.
Iqbal Kaidoo, Modern Matron at Molesey Community Hospital, says: “People tell us they don’t realise there are clinics and a hospital in Elmbridge that offer rewarding and flexible job opportunities for local people. In our latest survey, 96% of our staff told us they enjoy their jobs and 97% feel part of a team, far higher than in other employers. Our training and development is also second to none: 88% of our employees say they receive the training they need to do their jobs, which compares with around 25% in traditional NHS trusts.”
Coral Dowdeswell, 52, a Staff Nurse working in the Elmbridge area, says: “I chose to join CSH Surrey after I qualified two years ago because here I can be the type of nurse I always aspired to be – skilled, caring, compassionate and always putting the patient first.”
Sarah Sargent, Recruitment Team Lead at CSH Surrey, says: “CSH Surrey is owned by its staff, which means our clinicians and support staff feel more listened to and more involved in how their services are run. The result is more motivated teams, because when you own something, you really do care more about it. By getting things right for our people, we make things better for our patients. We are very much looking forward to meeting local nurses, therapists, care assistants and administrators who want to try working for a different type of NHS organisation, so come along on 1 December to ask us questions and see if CSH Surrey is right for you.”
Visit www.cshsurrey.co.uk/work-us to view current vacancies and find out what it feels like to be part of the UK’s first employee-owned social enterprise to provide community health services on behalf of the NHS.