Reference: 234-20-M1692

Salary: per annum, pro rata

Employer: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Close Date: 28/01/2021

** Full and Part time hours available ** 

Hello.  My name is Marie and I am the Matron of the Acute Medical Unit here at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).  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 three wards with a combined bed base of 88.  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 Same Day Emergency Care, ambulatory care, acute medical short stay beds, 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 four amazing ward sisters Amie, Rebecca, Kate and Sarah, and we are supported by our own clinical educator, Claire.  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 specialty 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 retain 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 a 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


Duties include:

To work with all members of the Ward/Department clinical team within the multi-disciplinary framework. Maintain a high standard of patient care under the direction of the Ward/Department Sister/Charge Nurse. To act as a leader in the clinical area, in the absence of a more senior member of staff.   To work in accordance with the principles laid down by the Nursing/Midwifery professional bodies and Trust Policies.

Hours: Full and Part Time hours available with rotation on to nights and weekends.

Open to applications: 18th January 2021

Closes to applications: 28th January 2021

Interview date: 9th February 2021

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