The North Sector has 3 areas for Acute Care. These 3 main hospitals are Stobhill ACH which has a Day Surgery, Clinics and Older People Services, Lightburn Hospital which has a Day Surgery, Clinics and Older People Services and Glasgow Royal Infirmary which provides general and speciality medical and surgical specialities. A new Bereavement Centre has also been commissioned within Glasgow Royal Infirmary site.
Staff working within the North Sector work towards patient centred care in all departments and so you should be a candidate with a “can do” attitude and embrace change.
Medical and Emergency Care
The Emergency Service within Glasgow Royal Infirmary has over 250 presentations through Accident & Emergency and Acute Assessments Unit and 68 Acute Medical Receiving Unit beds. Patients then are admitted routinely or via emergency care to speciality medical wards including Acute Stroke Unit, Rheumatology, 4 cardiac speciality areas, specialist Gastro-enterology and diabetic services. Older people services also have an extensive acute wards with supported developments in Accident & Emergency assessment and rehabilitation wards. There is also an 8 bedded Medical High Dependency Unit that is supported with a dedicated educationalist and robust competency programme. Within all medical and emergency care a rotational skills programme is offered to enhance learning and retain staff members.
North Sector Theatres work from 2 operational sites – Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobhill Day Surgery Unit. Both sites work in tandem as a team. Within the Theatre Department you will have the opportunity to become involved in an exciting, vibrant and fast paced environment where innovation and advancement are both encouraged and supported. We also offer an in-house Anaesthetic Practitioner course and Scrub Practitioner course that are accredited by our partner Universities and taught by our own very experienced and dedicated Practice Education Team.
The surgical wards contain surgical specialities that include General, Orthopaedic -including specialist and general procedures and rehabilitation. Specialities and large complex surgery includes Gynaecology, Urology, Plastics, Bariatric, Ophthalmology, Renal, Pain and Theatres also perform minor plastic surgery procedures and support the regional ECT service.
Specialities include Acute Addiction, Bariatric, Colorectal cancer, Diabetes, Enhanced Recovery, Falls specialist, Pain, Palliative Care, Nutrition, Sarcoma, Stoma and Tissue Viability.
Within Critical Care there is an Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency service with an expectation to rotate between 3 critical care units within Glasgow Royal Infirmary totalling 28 beds to a defined patient group who require complex interventions in the form of ventilatory support, either invasively or non invasively, cardiovascular support and renal support (Dialysis). Glasgow Royal Infirmary also provides ICU/HDU tertiary support for the specialities of Burns and plastics; pancreatitis and specialist orthopaedic services.
We offer all staff real personal development and mentorship opportunities from commencement of employment.
Suitable accredited courses will be offered to dedicated and professional staff members who fulfil and meet essential criteria. Education and learning teams provide self development with individual courses geared to your needs, from IT to management. We have good links with many local partner Universities who can offer academic advancement.
The North have a close knit management team who will support developmental requirements and skill sets where available and suitable to your working area.