Over two thirds of hospital’s staff “look forward to going to work”

St Joseph’s Hospital is recruiting for 30 new roles following on from its recent £4.2m investment announcement.

The hospital takes pride in maintaining a happy staff and good working culture. In a recent staff survey, over two thirds of staff said they looked forward to going into work at the hospital either most of the time or all of the time, while over 90% have a good working relationship with colleagues.

Located in Newport, St Joseph’s is an independent hospital recognised for its supportive and compassionate care and is easily accessible from Cardiff, Bristol, Monmouth and Abergavenny. 2021 is the hospital’s 75th year anniversary year.

The 30 new roles include theatre practitioners, registered nurses across pre-assessment, ward and day surgery, and physiotherapists. The investment will fund new facilities at St Joseph’s, including a state-of-the-art GE X-Ray machine, as well as ongoing upgrading and refurbishment work which will ensure it continues to be at the forefront of excellence in healthcare.

As well as always maintaining a positive culture, as demonstrated in the staff satisfaction survey, the hospital offers a range of benefits. These include private healthcare, flexible working opportunities and study leave support programmes as well as above-inflation pay rises.

Jan Green, director of clinical services at St Joseph’s, comments: “We’re incredibly proud of the team and they remain the hospital’s greatest asset. We’re sincerely looking forward to welcoming so many more talented and compassionate individuals and continuing to share the wonderful atmosphere and outstanding work ethic of the people that make St. Joseph’s.”

James Austin, theatre manager at St Joseph’s, adds: “We’re a small team at St Joseph’s and we’re keen to nurture our staff. We’re more like a family, really – we know how each other works and we feed off each other’s experiences. There are lots of career progression opportunities and, if you’re newly qualified, you’ll always be assigned a mentor. One thing that really sets us apart is that you still see staff holding the patient’s hand here. That’s special to me.”

The recruitment drive is supported by an advertising campaign across the region.

Further information on each new role is provided on the St Joseph’s Hospital website:https://www.stjosephshospital.co.uk/careers, and anyone who would like to find out more can contact hr@stjosephshospital.co.uk.