We are the ED family

Join our emergency department (ED) - a well led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve across Mid and South Essex.

Why work in your local emergency department?

A collage of three images all showing nurses, healthcare assistants and registered nurses standing in groups within the Accident and Emergency department In the Emergency Department (ED), also known as Accident and Emergency (A&E), you will be the first point of call for many of our patients. You are the first staff to see, treat, medicate, and support them.

You have the opportunity to assess the patients with a fresh mind and try to establish what the issue may be. This gives you a great opportunity to keep your clinical skills fresh and by working with your supportive colleagues, will make time-limited decisions on a daily basis.

Does this sound like an environment you would thrive in?

Yes, there is pressure but this department keeps you on your toes and engages you with all your clinical training with the support of likeminded, enthusiastic colleagues.

Our Emergency departments across Southend, Basildon and Broomfield are run with great teamwork and whilst the department is rapid and busy, you should never feel overwhelmed.

Meet Gillian Jacobs

A profile photo of Gillian Jacobs, ED Charge Nurse, Basildon Hospitalin uniform

"ED is a big Family, supportively looking after and checking in with each other, making us want to come to work as we are all working towards the same goals.

Having started in ED on my first placement, returning for management and progressing to Charge Nurse I want to remain in ED, become Team Leader and maybe even Matron one day".

- Gillian Jacobs, ED Charge Nurse, Basildon Hospital

Meet Mike Bretana

A profile photo of Mike Bretana, MSE ED Practice Education Facilitator in uniform

"This Trust has given me a massive opportunity to develop myself professionally and personally to get to the position I dreamt of in the education team.

In A&E… we treat everyone as a big family and being part of the education team we make sure we have continuous education and training for everyone to keep us up to date with evidence based practice".

- Mike Bretana, MSE ED Practice Education Facilitator

Meet Michele Kelt

A profile photo of Michele Kelt, ED Senior Emergency Technician in uniform

"I absolutely love working in A&E, I love the fast pace, the people I work with and we are a good unit – a good family! There is massive support and there is regular training".

- Michele Kelt, ED Senior Emergency Technician

Meet Michelle Kent

The team spirit - everyone is helpful and supports each other!

- Michelle Kent, Registered Nurse success story

Michelle started as a domiciliary carer with the Trust in 2014 and is now a Staff Nurse in our A&E department after making it her ambition to become a Nurse.

Michelle regards her greatest achievement as "obtaining my degree and becoming a registered nurse in my 60th year!"