Nurse Catrina's vocation to
AS a NHS trust continues its
recruitment drive, 1 of its nurses has become one of the UK's youngest senior
sisters. Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust stages its next nurse
recruitment event, on Monday, 10 October 2016. The Trust hopes to employ top class
nurses like Catrina Dickens. At 24 she runs a trauma ward at Southport Hospital.
Just 3 years ago she was a trainee nurse studying at Edge Hill University where
she gained a first class degree. Catrina started working for the Trust in
October 2013 as a staff nurse and has been promoted twice based on performance
and ability. She has responsibility for 35 staff and manages a busy 30 bed ward
which cares for trauma injury patients.
Catrina, originally from Flintshire, North Wales, said:- "Being a ward
manager and senior sister is a big challenge but it's something I love. This is
a great place to work. The hospital is small enough to have a community feel,
but busy enough to be exciting and challenging. The training and support given
to me has been fantastic. The Trust is a place where you can thrive and
Catrina's rapid rise through the ranks comes as no surprise to her colleagues
who have been impressed by her dedication and drive.
Carol Fowler, acting deputy director of nursing, said:- "Catrina has been
recognized for her skills and abilities and has got this promotion on her own
merits. This reflects the Trust environment for talented nurses to develop."
The Trust embarked on a nurse recruitment campaign over summer. Vacancies exist
across acute, community, surgical and medical nursing disciplines. More details
about our vacancies
The next recruitment event for nurses takes place, on 10 October 2016, at Southport
Hospital, from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.
Candidates who complete an online application form could be invited for
interview at the recruitment event. B5 Staff Nurse online applications can be
filled in online.
Applications close on the 5 October 2016 and interview times will be confirmed by 7
Carol added:- "We are keen to meet nursing students, qualified nurses and
those returning to the profession, from across the region and beyond who are
interested in a career in nursing at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals. At the
recruitment event you will be able to find out more about the Trust and chat to
nurses already working for us."
Details for nurses returning to the profession is available