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275-1908SN - KEATS
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
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Medway Maritime Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum / pro rata
27/08/2019 23:59
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Staff Nurse - Gastroenterology

Band 5



Staff Nurse - Gastroenterology

Division: Unplanned and Integrated Care

Care Group: Specialist Medicine

Band: 5

Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 per annum / pro rata

Interview date: 6th September 2019

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved.

With strong leadership the day to day experience for our teams is a great one, staff are valued, excellent quality care is provided and the passion for continuous improvement is high.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment; our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families. Our excellent benefits package includes onsite childcare facilities, various salary sacrifice schemes and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Flexible working opportunities within the Trust are on the rise, giving employees flexibility on where, when and the hours they work. Timewise Power 50 awards celebrate the achievements of senior business leaders who work part-time, at Medway NHS Foundation Trust we are proud that one of our very own consultant anaesthetists was recognised as Power Part-Timers 2019.

As an employee at Medway NHS Foundation Trust you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best through our ‘You Are The Difference’ programme. Our departments across the Trust will give you the opportunity to utilise and enhance your talents to assist us in the development of shaping the future of Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

Are you looking to develop your skills within a fast paced and rewarding team?

We are recruiting for a Staff Nurse who shares our ambition and vision to deliver theBest of Care by the Best Peopleand has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Keats ward is a 26 bedded male gastroenterology ward welcoming nurses of all ages and backgrounds to work as part of a dynamic and developing team. The ward will enable you to develop your skills within the speciality and encourage you to expand your knowledge by attending training days and putting skills into practice.

Keats ward will give you the chance to take on a link nurse role and encourages opportunities to do shadowing days in other relevant departments. We enable all of our nurses to obtain their competencies for IV’s, PICC lines, NG tubes, PEG tubes and much more and are prepared to invest in you regardless of previous experience.

Keats ward work closely with three other wards as part of a specialist medicine programme and are committed to delivering the best of care to all of our patients to enable excellent patient experience. Patients are admitted to the ward from ED and other specialities, some of our common complaints include upper GI bleeds, complications from liver disease, alcohol withdrawal, diseases affecting the digestive system and many general medical illnesses.

Our staff say: “Keats has taught me so much and it is a great place to work. I’ve enjoyed my job and it has allowed me to develop whilst feeling like part of a family.”

On Keats ward we work very closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team including doctors, physiotherapists, discharge team and many more to enable the patient journeys to be as pleasant as possible whilst in hospital.

As part of our ongoing commitment to professional development we are offering a number of apprenticeships and training opportunities in Leadership and Management, Business Services, Finance, Accounting and HR, Clinical Support Work, Research and Innovation, Nursing Associate and Assistant Practitioner alongside our in-house comprehensive clinical pathways.

The Trust has also engaged with the renowned Henley Business School to be able to offer MBA, MA,BA, Executive Education, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

All of our learning programmes will support and encourage all members to be able to apply their learning immediately back into their working life. Our hope is that the education pathways will play a key role in enabling you to challenge the practices of the past and build capability for the future.

Our culture and values are what drives Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when you are completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. We are inspiring and ambitious, respectful and supportive, open and we speak up, we are inclusive and responsible.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Megan Lofthouse

01634 830000 Ext 3586