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Medical Assessment Unit Nurses

Medical Assessment Team (MAU)

Meet our MAU Team. The MAU team works closely with the A&E department and treats a variety of patients in a fast paced environment. The department is extremely busy, with between 400-500 admissions a month in a 28 bedded unit.

Working within the team will provide employees with valuable experience in Acute Medicine and build your knowledge, skills and confidence in this area. Whilst experienced nurses are desired with post registration experience, newly qualified nurses will be considered. Rotations can be offered to newly qualified staff across MAU, A&E and AAU who wish to gain exposure across urgent care areas. 

Should you choose to join the MAU Team, you will required to assess patients in order to priorities an acute and busy workload and put into practice treatment plans in collaboration with the medical team. You will also work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to provide efficient and holistic care to patients. The successful candidate will be confident with their communication skills and will have a desire to learn extended skills such as venepuncture, cannulation and catheterisation.

We offer a high level of support on the ward for new starters along with a structured induction which will help to develop your skills and teach you the knowledge you will need to succeed. There will also be training available and once you have gained experience, there will be opportunities to progress further within your career in the organisation. Some of the job titles who work in the department are highlighted below:

  • Housekeeper
  • Ward Clerks
  • Healthcare Assistants, Staff Nurses, Ward Sisters
  • Three Acute Medicine Consultants
  • Medical Nurse Practitioners
  • Frailty team consisting of Community Matron, Physiotherapists, an Occupational therapist and a GP
  • Senior Sister/Ward Manager
  • Matron
  • Domestic Staff
  • MDT nurse specialist daily visits
  • Phlebotomy daily service
  • Ward based Pharmacy team Monday-Friday

The team are also proud winners of some of the 2018 staff awards, with Nina Bayley, Senior Sister, winning the 'Team Leader of the Year' award and the 'Registered Professional of the Year' awarded to Gill Burrows, MAU Nurse. Some other positive news for the area is around investment towards a relatives' room and a new staff room, in addition to 28 new beds.

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