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Why QEHB is a unique place to work

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Our philosophy

At Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, our patients aren’t the only people we invest in.

We want to deliver the best in care but we also believe that enjoying your job is really important. For us it’s all about team spirit, communication and helping each other to do the best we can.

Our philosophy is that we should all go the extra mile for patients, visitors and colleagues, so we want to work with people who see it as part of their job to do deliver the highest standards.

We believe that having open, honest relationships is fundamental for building trust and good working partnerships.

We encourage creativity, continually challenging ourselves to make the little improvements which make a big difference to the quality of a patient’s experience.

We offer all our staff a supportive environment in which to develop their career and improve their knowledge and skills through education.

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Our campus

Our main facility is Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, which opened in June 2010 in Edgbaston, a leafy suburb of Birmingham. The hospital is part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).

The QE campus is Birmingham’s health science epicentre. It’s also home to the Heritage Building (the original QE Hospital), the Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women’s Hospital and the local mental health trust.

As well as a crèche and leisure centre, we have community orchards and gardens where staff patients and visitors grow fruit and veg, keep bees and plant wild flowers to encourage wildlife. Our fortnightly Farmers’ Market is a great way to pick up tasty treats at a good price while supporting local enterprise. 

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About us

QEHB provides clinical services to more than 1 million patients each year. It is a regional centre for cancer, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. It is also one of the UK’s major trauma centres.

As the home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM), the Trust treats all seriously injured British military personnel evacuated from overseas.

The hospital has 1,213 inpatient beds, 32 operating theatres and a 100-bed critical care unit – the largest in Europe.

As a large teaching and tertiary referral hospital, we have a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

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Pay and conditions

All nursing staff are employed on standard NHS Agenda for Change contracts. For current salary ranges, please see the NHS Careers website.

NHS pay rates

Successful applicants would be expected to work a range of shift patterns to cover day and night duty and weekends.

Full-time staff are contracted to work 37.5 hours per week. Part-time hours may be available.

Annual leave is calculated on NHS service, but starts at 262.5 hours (27 days) per year. Job descriptions are made available along with application details.

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