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?
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
"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
"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
"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!"