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Job summary

Main area
Surgery
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
359-SS9277
Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Town
Pembury
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/04/2021 23:59

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust logo

Staff Nurse

Band 5

Job overview

The Surgical Assessment Unit is looking for an experienced nurse who has the desire to work in a busy Surgical Environment with the focus on ambulatory and Same Day Emergency Care.

 

Main duties of the job

The unit prides itself on providing high quality care, we accept both direct GP and A&E referrals with the trained nurse being involved in the assessment and initial treatment of these patients.

You will have relevant experience in caring for either Surgical, and or Orthopaedic patients and have both Venepuncture and Cannulation skills. You need to be forward thinking and flexible in your approach to manage change whilst possessing the motivation and ambition to develop yourself. You will have the full support of the unit manager in your developmental needs to reach your full potential.

 

 

Working for our organisation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites:  Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment).  The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic: nicola.henthorn@nhs.net), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

 We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Interviews: To be confirmed 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RN Adult Branch
Desirable criteria
  • ENB 998 – Teaching and Assessing I Clinical Practice or willingness to undertake
  • Willingness to undertake specialist course relevant to area

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding the scope of pr ofessional practice and accountability
  • Is able to manage own workload and delegate to others
Desirable criteria
  • Possess 1 year surgical experience
  • Possess 18 months post registration
  • Understanding of principles and processes involved in Clinical Governance

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Possess a high standard of communication skills both written and oral
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Joss Moore
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
jocelyn.moore@nhs.net
Telephone number
01892638121